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MVHS Model United Nations’ new executive officers share their visions

MVHS Model United Nations’ new executive officers share their visions

Maggie McCormick

April 12, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the second semester rolls by, many clubs have started to think about new leadership for the next school year. With seniors preparing to leave and underclassmen ready and willing to take on a bigger role, MVHS’ Model United Nations club opened applications on Feb 28 for executive and non...

On the road to states: Students share their experience at the CSF state qualifiers

On the road to states: Students share their experience at the CSF state qualifiers

Sreya Kumar

April 10, 2018


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It was a rather unusual competition day for junior Divya Satish. Satish was one of the few students representing MVHS in the Coast Forensics League (CSF) State qualifiers. Despite this being one of the most anticipated speech competitions, when Satish first heard that she had qualified for states, s...

Leo Club volunteers at Faria Walkaround

Leo Club volunteers at Faria Walkaround

Charlotte Chui and Ria Kolli

April 9, 2018


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On March 30, Leo Club members volunteered at Faria Elementary School’s walkaround, an annual event for students to raise money for the school, which took place from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students collect pledge donations prior to the walkaround, and on the day of the event, they each have a lap car...

Ways to deal with college rejection

Ways to deal with college rejection

Ilena Peng

April 6, 2018


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For MVHS seniors, much of March has been spent both celebrating college acceptances along with coping with college rejections. Although it may be easier for students to react to rejections by comparing themselves to others or feeling like they aren’t good enough, College and Career Center advisor McKe...

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Hannah Lee

April 6, 2018


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 29, Korean Club and Bite Club collaborated to host the Fire Noodle Challenge, which has recently gained popularity on Youtube. More than 75 students attended the meeting in order to try the ramen. There were two rounds to the challenge — in the first round, the students a...

Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Bill Cheng

March 30, 2018


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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ritten by Apostle Paul around 62 A.D., the Book of Philippians, a subset of the New Testament, expresses gratitude towards the members of the church in Philippi, Greece for providing him with aid during his time in prison. Roots Christian club decided to discuss Philippians 3 at o...

Three busy weeks for the Marquesas

Three busy weeks for the Marquesas

Ilena Peng

March 29, 2018


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During the next three weeks, the 2017-2018 Marquesas will perform for the last time at USA Dance Nationals in Anaheim, Calif. and then it’ll be time to pick next year’s officers and dance team. Nationals, which the Marquesas depart for on March 29, concludes Plaza’s first competition season wit...

A look at MV Raas’ past year

A look at MV Raas’ past year

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 25, 2018


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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince the summer of 2017, the MV Raas captains have been working to choreograph routines for performances in the upcoming school year. Once the year began, they hit the ground running with workshops and tryouts. On top of that, they wanted to find any MVHS staff members who would ag...

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

March 24, 2018


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This school year, Honors American Literature teachers introduced an addition to the curriculum — rather than watching “Edward Scissorhands” for the film analysis portion of the class, the students watched “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” is best known for being the first LGBTQ film and the first film with a...

Study finds greater gun restrictions reduce domestic violence

Study finds greater gun restrictions reduce domestic violence

Daniel Lin

March 24, 2018


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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, students and gun control advocates are participating in the March for Our Lives protests, reaffirming their calls for gun safety measures. Supporters of such measures believe that greater restrictions...

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Alyssa Hui

March 24, 2018


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[dropcap]U[/dropcap]rban Soul Movement is a MVHS club that focuses on learning and practicing breakdancing. It meets every Friday after school in room D109, the dance room. Senior Joshua Citajaya shows off three different moves that he has learned and practiced during his time at USM. The Chair F...

A month for the Red Cross

A month for the Red Cross

Sarah Young

March 24, 2018


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[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very March, Red Cross club members are encouraged to volunteer more than before, due to March being Red Cross month. It’s a tradition that began with president Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. Sophomore and Director of Public Relations Aadria Bagchi aims to join in more eve...