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Junior Nidhin Madhu wins international poetry competition

Junior Nidhin Madhu wins international poetry competition

Amanda Chan

May 30, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Junior Nidhin Madhu didn’t expect to win anything after he submitted a French poem in February about a chocolate lizard to an UNESCO sponsored international poetry competition. But a few months later, he got an email from the organization with the results and was shocked to find his name on the chart o...

Covering ground: Nike’s Pro Hijab aims to accommodate Muslim athletes

Covering ground: Nike’s Pro Hijab aims to accommodate Muslim athletes

Amanda Chan

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t a cross country race in middle school — one or two years after senior Salma Sheriff began wearing the hijab — a boy from another school approached Sheriff and asked her a question. “How can you even walk around like this, much less run?”  “How can you even walk aro...

Q&A: Gigi Acker

Q&A: Gigi Acker

Amanda Chan

March 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Every week, Gigi Acker can be spotted walking around the campuses of San Jose State University and De Anza College, where she teaches nutrition. As an avid health enthusiast for most of her life, Acker has worked with countless clients, ranging from collegiate athletes to pregnant women, and has led...

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Girls basketball: Team beat by Milpitas HS on senior night

Amanda Chan

February 24, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks, Winter Sports

With flowers in their hands and family by their sides, the girls basketball seniors walked up the court one by one as friends in the stands cheered. The four seniors donned matching white shirts with a picture of the seniors cut out in the shape of a heart. While each senior stood in the middle of the...

Sports Flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sports Flash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Amanda Chan

February 9, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Flash

Click on each picture to read more about the sports. Junior Takeshi Ueno dribbles up the field in a game against Homestead HS on Jan. 10. MVHS fell 3-2, bringing their record to 2-5-4 overall and 0-3-2 in league play.   Junior Andrew Burke takes down a Homestead HS wrestler during practice. At thei...

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan

February 6, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Students filling up two rows of chairs and a panel of three judges watched and listened attentively to the contestants sitting at the two tables in front of them. For about 25 minutes, the two groups went back and forth debating in French about whether social media or news websites are better for in...

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Girls basketball: MVHS makes a comeback in fourth quarter to beat Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan

January 22, 2017


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

In the second quad game of the season, the girls basketball team faced Lynbrook HS, a team ranked one place above MVHS in the El Camino League before Friday’s game. The game was close throughout, with LHS leading 32-28 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter however, MVHS dominated 19-9 to complete...

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Photo gallery: Girls basketball defeats Mt. Pleasant HS in non-league game

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2016


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

During their second game of the season, the MVHS girls varsity basketball team displayed offensive dominance over Mt. Pleasant HS. With a 3-1 record coming into the game, MVHS improved to 4-1 with a 51-18 victory over Mt. Pleasant HS. See the photo gallery below for moments from Monday’s game. ...

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society hosts annual Fête du Fromage

Amanda Chan

November 19, 2016


Filed under Briefs

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 18, French Honor Society members were seated at the desks in B213, introducing themselves to other members and sharing their favorite type of cheese. Many members giggled and smiled while other members shared their responses. It was the start of FHS’ annual Fête du Fromage, a...

MV Andaaz takes the stage with an all-new captain team

MV Andaaz takes the stage with an all-new captain team

Amanda Chan

October 21, 2016


Filed under Briefs

In most clubs, the officer team is comprised of experienced leaders, with some being second year officers. But that’s not the case for MV Andaaz, whose leaders for the 2016-2017 school year are all new. Originally, the four member captain team had one returning captain along with three new ones....

Girls tennis: GIFs from loss against Los Gatos HS

Girls tennis: GIFs from loss against Los Gatos HS

Amanda Chan

October 14, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

With additional reporting by Himani Yalamaddi On Oct. 13, the girls tennis team played Los Gatos HS in hopes of picking up their third win of the season. Instead, the team ended up losing 0-7 to LGHS. Take a look below for GIFs from each of the seven matches. Sophomore Leslie Ligier serves the ball o...