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The art of makeup: How senior Elizaveta Serebryakova became a makeup artist

The art of makeup: How senior Elizaveta Serebryakova became a makeup artist

Aanchal Garg

March 8, 2017


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

W ith the dab of a sponge and the swipe of a brush, senior Elizaveta Serebryakova showcases her artistic skill, but not on the traditional canvas. Her canvas of choice: a face. Serebryakova uses makeup to shape and mold a face to look new and different than before while adding her own special touch. Cl...

Three comfort food recipes to get in the winter spirit

Three comfort food recipes to get in the winter spirit

Aanchal Garg

December 7, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Food, Lifestyle

Additional reporting by Ananya Bhat [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith winter break coming, many students recognize the feeling of wanting to cuddle up and eat warm and tasty food. From smooth, aromatic cheesecake to warm, crunchy fried rice, eating to your heart’s content is an important of the holiday season. ...

Photo essay: Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

Photo essay: Santana Row tree lighting ceremony

Katerina Pappas

November 19, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

The lights. The music. The overflowing amount of Santa suits. On Nov. 15, Santana Row was bustling with adults and children, equally excited for the holiday season. Lights were wrapped around the poles and hanging from trees like streamers at the annual tree lighting ceremony. Below is a photo essay...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Student life

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

Self-made Starbucks: Four different coffee beverages

Self-made Starbucks: Four different coffee beverages

Ananya Bhat

October 3, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Lifestyle, Multimedia

It’s the start of autumn, and that means sweaters, chilly winds and a fresh cup of your favorite Starbucks latte. But why go to Starbucks every day for an overpriced drink when you can just make yourself a cup at home? Check out the recipes below to learn how to make your favorite coffee drinks like l...

Behind the seams: The stories behind class t-shirt designs

Behind the seams: The stories behind class t-shirt designs

Hannan Waliullah

September 30, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]SB has enacted a new policy about class shirt colors this year. While previously, the class colors had changed every year for every class, the colors will now stay static. Freshmen will be lavender, sophomores will be white, juniors will be gold and seniors will be purple (instead...

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Aanchal Garg

August 26, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Multimedia, Student life

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the class of 2020 shuffled into their first rally, their heads turned curiously to see giant posters of cereal brands plastered across the walls of the gym. The class of 2019 had already begun to pick up their pom poms and assemble on the bleachers, accustomed to the routine and e...