MVHS students capture memories at Design It Polaroid Fundraiser

MVHS students capture memories at Design It Polaroid Fundraiser

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

On Friday, Feb. 27, Design It held a Polaroid Fundraiser to help support their club. The fundraiser brought students during lunch and after school to the rally court to purchase a polaroid for two dollars each. Continue reading to see some of these students’ and officers’ stories

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The camera: Instax Mini 90

Instax cameras use instant film to capture polaroids that can be developed almost immediate

The cost:  $2 per Polaroid

“We thought that no one did this before at MV so we wanted to try it out,” Design It officer senior Stephanie Shi said.

The club made a total of eighty dollars from the fundraiser, but the profit of forty dollars was not as much as they had hoped.

Candid or Posed?: Customers at the fundraiser chose whether they wanted a candid or posed photo.

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                                            Candid                                                                                                                 Posed


Freshmen Lauren Chan and Yumna Moustafa are back to take another polaroid picture. After an unusual result with the first attempt, the two decided to give the picture another try. When two Design It officers asked to see the first, Chan sprinted across the rally court to get it. She returned with an origami box in her hand.

At the top of the box sits a the polaroid of her and Moustafa. The two girls have their arms over each other’s shoulders. But one thing is missing: Chan’s smile.

Now, the girls stand in front of the red background with a string of lights at the top, ready to take a cute, successful Polaroid.

“But then [Moustafa] decided to carry me,” Chan said

As the two sing “Shake it Off’ by Taylor Swift while they shake their second Polaroid, a spot waits in the origami box.

BELOW: Freshmen Lauren Chan and Yumna Moustafa took two polaroids during the fundraiser. The first attempt is on the left and the second is on the right.

 

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Seniors Rebecca Kao (left) and Priyanka Achalu (right) attended the fundraiser together.

“We never take pictures together and this was a good opportunity,” said Kao.

The two took two polaroids to make sure they didn’t have the same problem again.

 


Senior Preetham Gujjula holds a polaroid of him and junior Willy Chao. The two received the picture for free after helping set up.
Senior Preetham Gujjula holds a polaroid of him and junior Willy Chao. The two received the picture for free after helping set up.

For two students who helped set up the fundraiser, they discovered the work came with complimentary polaroids.

Senior Preetham Gujjula and junior Willy Chao helped Design It officer junior May Cui set up before lunch began and made sure they cashed in on their prize.

“I’ve never had a polaroid taken before,” Gujjula said. “I’ve never seen a photo develop instantly.”

 

 

 


From top, left to right: Freshmen Ehab Risk, Hanna Kotesova, Mansi Reddy, and Neha Jagathesan hold their Polaroid picture.

“We had to force [Risk] in the picture, though,” Jagathesan said.

From top, left to right: Freshmen Ehab Risk, Hanna Kotesova, Mansi Reddy, and Neha Jagathesan hold their Polaroid picture.