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Art beyond high school

Art beyond high school

Shuvi Jha

October 27, 2019

Exploring Art Club officers’ post-high school plans

Monta Vista Ultimate Frisbee takes on Spikeball

Monta Vista Ultimate Frisbee takes on Spikeball

Collin Qian, Visuals Editor

October 26, 2019

Every Friday on the lower field, Monta Vista Ultimate Frisbee (MVUF) holds their weekly meetings where they play ultimate frisbee and spikeball. Seniors Niko Gustafson, Stanley Chen and sophomore Rudra Phalnikar use the club as a way to meet new friends and relieve stress. Whether it be running aroun...

MVHS Color Guard and MVHS Marching Band perform at the 2019 annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands competition

MVHS Color Guard and MVHS Marching Band perform at the 2019 annual Cupertino Tournament of Bands competition

Justine Ha and Lance Tong

October 17, 2019

MVHS Color Guard takes second place and Marching Band takes third place at their second competitive event of the year

Secondary School Reports: Tips from the Counselors

Anushka De, News Editor

October 11, 2019

In August, as the new school year rolls around, the rising senior class is confronted with a barrage of deadlines, one for each college application.  Students must face a barrage of deadlines before the barrage of deadlines — asking teachers for letters of recommendation, having to complete regi...

Improv Club: Embracing Creativity

Improv Club: Embracing Creativity

Vivian Jiang

September 27, 2019

Officers lead improv games and share their goals for the year at the club's first meeting

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year

Robert Liu

September 27, 2019

Senior and Go Club president Ethan Wang dipped his hand in a plastic container of polished white marbles and absentmindedly thumbed one between his fingers, preparing to make his next move in a match of Go. During lunch on Sept. 23, students gathered around gridded wooden boards in a corner of Chinese t...

Getting to know Politics Club

Getting to know Politics Club

Jacqueleine Liu

September 27, 2019

tanding in front of a congress assembly, junior Eric Lee feels nothing but excitement. He is prepared to deliver his points about healthcare and speaks passionately while simultaneously maintaining an objective tone. According to Lee, his powerful delivery is made possible in part from the training he’s g...

App and Web Development Club officers compete at the University of Pennsylvania Hackathon

App and Web Development Club officers compete at the University of Pennsylvania Hackathon

Devin Gupta

September 27, 2019

“Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are common buzzwords about programming, but the App and Web Development club’s officers of Android development Gautham Raghupathi and Tom Zhang are working to teach MVHS students about common uses of programming.   Recently, they attended the PennApps 20 hack...

A game well played

A game well played

Claire Wen

September 27, 2019

Then 11-year-old and current junior and vice president of Chess Club Manus Manu was working on his homework at Leapstart After School when a nearby game of chess caught his attention.  Intrigued, Manu began to watch, marvelling at how quickly the players made their moves. Although he stuck to simp...

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Tyler Cho

September 26, 2019

lips of giggly friends flash across the screen, each racking their heads for words to describe a person they love — some serious, others sarcastic. As the first Matador Mondays Instagram video created for junior Sylvana Northrop concludes, the words, “We love you Sylvana!” pop up on the screen and...