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The rise of AP test memes

The rise of AP test memes

Aanchal Garg

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

As each AP testing season comes and goes, many students worry about the exams they have to take and the content they have to study. However, over the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in AP test memes, where students who have already taken the exam post memes on social media such as Twitter...

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Everything you need to know about the MCU before Infinity War

Aanchal Garg

April 27, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

  The highly-anticipated movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is finally here: Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel has specifically credited this movie as the most ambitious crossover event in history. And if we take a look back at the last 10 years, it is clear that Marvel has been leading u...

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

A word of advice: MVHS seniors on college applications

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

Second semester means something different to every grade. While freshman get used to the routine of high school, sophomores enjoy the last few moments of peace before a hectic junior year. And while juniors work to finish a tough school year, seniors try to stay relaxed while waiting for college decis...

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Aanchal Garg

November 17, 2017


Filed under Arts, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front of the room, waiting to start their presentation. Their audience was a group of dancers, singers a...

The importance of Norcal Media Day

The importance of Norcal Media Day

Aanchal Garg

October 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Jazz music reverberates outdoors as student journalists gather around tables of pizza. It is their lunch break, which happens to be the only break during JEANC’s NorCal media day. It is not even noon yet, but they have already attended two sessions. And as the music fades away, the crowd disperses...

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Boys water polo: Team’s loss to Homestead HS marks halfway point of season

Aanchal Garg

September 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Water Polo, Fall Sports, Game Reviews, SPORTS

he bleachers were filled with parents from both sides, anxious to secure the win for their respective teams. The cheers and mumbles from the crowd added to the competitive environment, one that would only escalate as the game went on. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the MVHS boys water polo team played again...

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Girls water polo, SPORTS, Water Polo

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS for the last four year...

#Thanksforteachingme trends on social media

#Thanksforteachingme trends on social media

Aanchal Garg

September 15, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

fter California’s District 17 congressman Ro Khanna’s campaign came to an end last November, a couple of student volunteers, including senior Anisha Kollareddy, decided to use the leftover energy to launch a new organization that aimed to help improve the surrounding community through a series of high-...

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Aanchal Garg

August 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Reading her new schedule, freshman Anokhi Shah was dismayed to find that she did not receive Spanish 2, a course recommended in order to continue to Spanish 3 in her sophomore year. In the past few years, more and more students have been finding discrepancies in their course schedule and what they req...

Powderpuff Day 2: Sophomores beat seniors 14-0 in the second day of Powderpuff

Powderpuff Day 2: Sophomores beat seniors 14-0 in the second day of Powderpuff

Aanchal Garg

April 6, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

With 49 seconds left on the scoreboard, and the class of 2019 ahead by two touchdowns, a look of worry sets in over the senior crowd. As the buzzer rings, however, both classes’ Powderpuff teams rush onto the field and crowd together — a sense of disbelief and excitement in one and an undertone ...

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Sophomores prepare for 2017 Powderpuff

Aanchal Garg

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

A crowd in the bleachers, cheerleaders on the track and players reviewing the playbook. Although this sounds like the scene for the MVHS football team playing under the Friday night lights, it isn’t; it’s the soon-to-come scene of the 2017 annual Powderpuff games. The well-spirited class of 2019 ...

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...