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Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Bill Cheng

March 30, 2018


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ritten by Apostle Paul around 62 A.D., the Book of Philippians, a subset of the New Testament, expresses gratitude towards the members of the church in Philippi, Greece for providing him with aid during his time in prison. Roots Christian club decided to discuss Philippians 3 at on their meeting on M...

Three busy weeks for the Marquesas

Three busy weeks for the Marquesas

Ilena Peng

March 29, 2018


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During the next three weeks, the 2017-2018 Marquesas will perform for the last time at USA Dance Nationals in Anaheim, Calif. and then it’ll be time to pick next year’s officers and dance team. Nationals, which the Marquesas depart for on March 29, concludes Plaza’s first competition season wit...

A look at MV Raas’ past year

A look at MV Raas’ past year

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

ince the summer of 2017, the MV Raas captains have been working to choreograph routines for performances in the upcoming school year. Once the year began, they hit the ground running with workshops and tryouts. On top of that, they wanted to find any MVHS staff members who would agree to be an advisor...

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Honors American Literature teachers add new film to curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

This school year, Honors American Literature teachers introduced an addition to the curriculum — rather than watching “Edward Scissorhands” for the film analysis portion of the class, the students watched “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” is best known for being the first LGBTQ film and the first film with a...

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Alyssa Hui

March 24, 2018


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rban Soul Movement is a MVHS club that focuses on learning and practicing breakdancing. It meets every Friday after school in room D109, the dance room. Senior Joshua Citajaya shows off three different moves that he has learned and practiced during his time at USM. The Chair Freeze Demonstrati...

A month for the Red Cross

A month for the Red Cross

Sarah Young

March 24, 2018


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very March, Red Cross club members are encouraged to volunteer more than before, due to March being Red Cross month. It’s a tradition that began with president Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II. Sophomore and Director of Public Relations Aadria Bagchi aims to join in more events this month as a ...

Marching Band: members look to the next season

Marching Band: members look to the next season

Julia Yang

March 24, 2018


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Having ended their first season in a decade a couple months ago, the MVHS Marching Band is already looking forward to the next season, excited for what the future will bring to them. Scroll through the photos below to see what three Marching Band members had to say about the past season and what their...

SNHS prepares for heart dissection meeting

SNHS prepares for heart dissection meeting

Andrea Schlitt

March 24, 2018


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n March 19, SNHS and FPPN held a joint meeting to prepare members for their annual heart dissection. As students gathered in room B103, the officers presented on the anatomy of the heart, various heart diseases and safety precautions. The official heart dissection will tentatively take place on April 9 a...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Jasmine Lee

March 10, 2018


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Every Thursday lunch, numerous students pile into the field house, holding badminton racquets and talking animatedly to their friends. Here, the MVHS badminton club hosts open gym for club members to enjoy the sport and improve upon their skills. Unlike many of the clubs at MVHS, the badminton club has a uniqu...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of the team working si...