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Artists of MVHS

Artists of MVHS

Aanchal Garg

March 8, 2017


Filed under Best Packages, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Art. Just one word encompasses so many different styles and methods. Art can mean creating a new recipe, sketching a TV show character or even painting your nails. MVHS has artists all around campus who showcase their work on different platforms. Read through the stories to find out more about four stud...

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...

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Katerina Pappas

February 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]heers from every side shake the bleachers. As the 2017 Vegas-themed winter rally comes to an end, a sea of cornsilk gold flows out of the gym along with the students. The class of 2018 has won their first rally — out of pure luck. Juniors stare at each other out of shock and exc...

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

Hannan Waliullah

December 10, 2016


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

On Dec. 8 and 9 lunch, the door to the blackbox became the entrance to Candy Cane Lane. Three giant candy canes outside of F104 invited students into the jolly, holiday-themed environment. Organized by the Advanced Drama Honors students, Candy Cane Lane provided a relaxing environment for students ...

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Michelle Wong

December 5, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Student life

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n preparation for the winter season, MVHS leadership organized Holiday Week, which ran from November 28 - December 2. Each day of the week had a different theme and winter activity. For Thursday, the theme of the day was ugly Christmas sweaters. Keep scrolling to see some of the sw...

Marquesas hold their annual winter showcase

Marquesas hold their annual winter showcase

Ilena Peng

December 5, 2016


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

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday Dec. 3, the Marquesas performed their newest routines for the upcoming competition season. From guest performers singing festive Christmas songs to the Marquesas’ stunning routines, the show went spectacularly, while serving as a way to destress before the upcoming fin...

Do stress relieving coloring books really work?

Do stress relieving coloring books really work?

Katerina Pappas

December 3, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Co-written by Anthony Moll  Gabe Coeli, creative director of Blue Star Coloring and publisher of stress-relieving coloring books such as Stress Relieving Patterns, Stress Relieving Animal Designs and Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns, has said that coloring is “great for people who want to come ho...

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Consumer culture: The invisible tax on society

Aanchal Garg

November 24, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES, Student life

  [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hanksgiving isn’t over yet. But with our stomachs still filled with half-burnt turkey, creamy pumpkin pie and sour cranberry sauce, we venture out of the conventional holiday home filled with the scent of food to brave malls full of crowds of people. The culprit? Black F...

Driving changing the way students live at MVHS

Driving changing the way students live at MVHS

Anthony Moll

November 20, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

For many high school students, cars and getting a driver’s license play a big role in their status at school. Some students say they get unwanted attention because of their cars, while others find it as a hassle when friends asks for rides. Watch the video below for more about the impact of drivin...

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...

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

MVHS expresses their creative side through their Halloween costumes

Aanchal Garg

November 1, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Co-reported by Anthony Moll [dropcap]H[/dropcap]alloween is a time for MVHS students to relax and let their creative side take over. This year, MVHS brought a new level of creativity to Halloween costumes —  everything from Jack from “Lord of the Flies” to a duck hunter. Click through the pa...

Trick or Treat: Scary Stories and Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Scary Stories and Halloween Candy

Jennie Chen

October 28, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Print entertainment, Student life

Co-authored by Jennie Chen Illustrations by Shar Rahman TRICK One time I was in second grade [and] I was trick or treating. I went to a house and I opened the gate to get some candy and a spider jumped out. It was fake but it was automatic. Keerthi Pushpraj, 10   When I was a ...