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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...

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Bhargava Matta

August 23, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Student life

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith flashing lights, waving flags, roaring music and poppy outfits, the Welcome Back Dance was loud and lively as students followed the theme: the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 2016 Welcome Back Dance was colorful with students wearing bright and flashy colors to embrace the theme. Class officer...

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Aanchal Garg

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

As another year of MVHS starts, students can expect the same back-to-school events: the Welcome Back dance, the rally, the back-to-school drive and the start of Homecoming preparations. Yet, instead of painting cardboard cutouts and boxes for Quad Decorations, students will be dancing and acting for ...

Vlogstars take over the internet

Vlogstars take over the internet

Becca Zheng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

Story co-authored by Dylan Tsai Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, Instagram — students have countless outlets to share snippets of their lives online in pictures and stories. Now, that list is extending to include long-form video. Junior Matthew Hsieh, junior Kritika Rao and senior Maddie Park a...

MVHS’s Microfinance Club holds third annual Culture Night

MVHS’s Microfinance Club holds third annual Culture Night

Ananya Bhat

May 9, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n April 30, MVHS Microfinance Club hosted their own Cultural Night in the auditorium to raise money and awareness for Kiva, a non-profit microfinance organization that gives loans to low-income entrepreneurs. The night included many performances, such as ones from the Marquesas and...

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

Om Khandekar

October 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS, News Multimedia, Student life

Over six years ago, the Don Burnett bicycle-pedestrian bridge opened to the public and finally connected two communities split by the I-280 freeway. Since then, the bridge has only grown in prominence around Cupertino. MVHS math teacher David Greenstein was part of the committee that ultimately decided...

Video/Q&A: Raas members teach basic steps and prepare for tryout process

Video/Q&A: Raas members teach basic steps and prepare for tryout process

Sanjana Murthy

September 27, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Student life, Video

Raas is one of three Indian dance teams on campus and performs at multiple shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, including Spotlite, held annually at MVHS in May. The all-female dance group is currently in the process of putting together its new team and preparing for the upcoming season. Captains...

Photo gallery: Firsts at the Welcome Back Rally

Photo gallery: Firsts at the Welcome Back Rally

Avni Prasad

August 31, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Welcome Back Rally is a rally full of firsts. Class of 2019 watch their first rally unfold not knowing what to expect. Some of the freshmen sit on the bleachers. Class of 2018 walks in the gym with a new found confidence. They know better than to sit on the bleachers. The mist...

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Hannan Waliullah

August 21, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

In a community where academic extracurriculars seems more necessary than recreational, finding a club that combines the highly valued community service with a relaxing, enjoyable activity can be comparable to finding the fountain of youth. So, when the officers of the club MV Stars heard of art and ...

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Anushka Tyagi

April 23, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

Come out to see Monta Vista's Battle of the Bands Friday April 24 during Lunch in the Rally Court. Hover over each of the bands to get a sneak peak. Photo used with permission by Maya Schwarz and Naomi Wang...

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Anushka Tyagi

April 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Photos by Anushka Tyagi 1 night. 11 performers. Interact's 11th annual International Night consisted of the theme "Home Sweet Home" with 11 talented groups performing in order to raise $90,000 to improve lives of the villagers in Kenya, Africa. The performers came from all around Area 12 and s...

New year, new me (or not)

Vanessa Qin

January 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

2014 may have been a wonderful or terrible year, but either way, there’s always room for improvement. We went around and asked a few students about their goals for the upcoming year. Hover over the thumbnails to see what they said! Photos by Justin Kim....