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Man on the Street: VMA predictions

Man on the Street: VMA predictions

Hannan Waliullah

August 28, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ug. 28 is the day marking the MTV Video Music Awards, an award show which selects the finest music and music videos across various categories. Although no host has been announced so far, you should expect performances from Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Britney Spears and other artist...

Playing in a different key: How well do you know instruments from around the world?

Playing in a different key: How well do you know instruments from around the world?

Ananya Bhat

April 7, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Interactives, Multimedia, Music

Co-reported by Sarah Robinson [dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith such a diverse group of people at MVHS, it’s no surprise that the musical instruments students play here is not limited to the typical list of piano, guitar, violin, flute and so on. While MVHS students may have heard of some unusual instrumen...

Album comparison: One Direction’s Made in the A.M. vs. Justin Bieber’s Purpose

Album comparison: One Direction’s Made in the A.M. vs. Justin Bieber’s Purpose

Neha Patchipala

November 18, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Justin Bieber and One Direction: two popular names in today’s music industry with huge followings that mostly consist of screaming, diehard teenage girls who are probably in deep contemplation over which album to listen to. Bieber’s album Purpose is his fourth studio album and One Direction’s album...

Playing it Forward: How musical organizations impact their communities

Playing it Forward: How musical organizations impact their communities

Hannan Waliullah

November 18, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, From the magazine, Music, Print entertainment, Uncategorized

  [dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommunity service is a medium for change. People can change the community and the world through their service. Global Youth Philanthropy and Tri-M Music Honor Society are both organizations that blend both community service with their music, to help their club, their community and the world. S...

Chords for a cause: student musicians use their talent to help others in need

Chords for a cause: student musicians use their talent to help others in need

ZaZu Lippert

November 18, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Video

At a school as high-performing as MVHS, there are so many students who work hard every day to achieve their goals, whether it be in STEM or humanities. Music touches our souls and fills us with emotion. Some musicians at MVHS have decided to use their gift to help others in need. Meet junior Janae Zhan...

Adele: Comeback Queen

Adele: Comeback Queen

ZaZu Lippert

November 8, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music

Adele’s new single, “Hello” has broken records in just the two weeks since its release. Not only has it broken the record of the most downloads sold in a week with 1,112,000 downloads (beating Flo Rida’s “Right Round” by a landslide, which held the record with 636,000 downloads), but i...

Album review: “Blue Neighborhood” Trilogy by Troye Sivan

Album review: “Blue Neighborhood” Trilogy by Troye Sivan

Aditi Desai

October 28, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Troye Sivan, a 20 year old singer, songwriter and artist, recently released his second EP Wild. The music videos from his album Blue Neighborhood came out on Oct. 14. As an openly gay singer, Sivan aims to portray the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in our current society through his three-part music...

Music forges connections between people and their pasts

Music forges connections between people and their pasts

Shriya Deshpande

October 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] distraught 15 year old Scott Victorine sat in his room, strumming his beloved guitar. His grandfather, who bought him the Fender Stratocaster, who introduced him to Eric Clapton, who inspired him to use music as an emotional outlet, had passed away. Even as a teenager, the social studies teac...

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Priya Reddy

September 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Sunday Shuffle, Video

On Sunday Shuffle, a student and a teacher swap their favorite songs and get to experience the other’s music taste. This week’s video features sophomore Sarah Harb and Biology/Physiology teacher Kyle Jones. Watch the video down below to see their reactions! [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-_LtKc6ko[/embedyt] Filmed and Edited by Priya Reddy and Vijeet Chaug...

Singing Valentines 2015

Singing Valentines 2015

Kathleen Yuan

February 11, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Editors' Pick, Music

Since 2000, Singing Valentines has been a well-anticipated tradition of the MVHS community and the Music Department's choir branch. On Feb. 10, over 300 Valentines were delivered by audition choirs Variations and Bella Voce subgroups. This year’s Singing Valentines earnings will contribute to trip...

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

When Electronics teacher Ted Shinta entered his room at lunch on Nov. 19, a group of students had already trickled in. Having made F108 their usual hangout, they played computer games, ate their lunch and discussed the meaning of Forrest Gump. On this Wednesday lunch, three additional students waited...

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Mingjie Zhong

October 17, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

First choir concert of the year features Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, parents and students filed into the Auditorium to watch the Fall Debut Concert, featuring all four MVHS student choirs  — Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations. Esperanza...