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Model United Nations: GMUNC preparation

Model United Nations: GMUNC preparation

Michelle Chen

September 26, 2019

How the aspirations for 2019-20’s Model United Nations have played a part in planning the first conference of the year

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

Alyssa Umino

September 26, 2019

In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start

Humanities Central: Where activism starts

Humanities Central: Where activism starts

Rachel Jiang

September 26, 2019

Humanities Central, a newly introduced club, comes to MVHS with only one thing in mind: standing up for what each individual believes in.  As soon as senior and president Jiani Tian found out that New York passed a ban on cat declawing, Tian wanted to do more to raise awareness about the controversy over animal rights. Inspired by the ban, Tian and her friends sought t...

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

Sarah Young, Graphics editor

September 26, 2019

new year in the drama program means fresh sets, roles and a new production to perform and direct. This year’s fall production is called “The Marriage” by Nikolai Gogol, a Russian play published in 1842. Drama and English teacher Hannah Gould translated the original play to English and has mad...

Mock Trial kicks off the year with 80 attendees

Mock Trial kicks off the year with 80 attendees

Jayanti Jha

September 22, 2019

Mock Trial began the year with an increase in attendance at their interest meeting with 80 people, compared to the usual 40 to 50 in previous years. According to  officer of operations and sophomore Vaishnavi Suresh, this high attendance was due to a plan set forth by the leadership team of Mock Trial ...

Rookie seniors in Color Guard

Rookie seniors in Color Guard

Jasmine Lee

September 22, 2019

From challenging stereotypes and bursting out of their personal bubbles to finding a new supportive family, seniors Karesa Hui, David Hui and Muhil Mylvaganan accomplished what many other seniors would shy away from — starting their last year of high school as first years  in an after school team...

Leo Club holds cookie decorating station

Leo Club holds cookie decorating station

Charlotte Chui, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

tudents crowded around a table in the rally court, spooning colorful sprinkles onto sugar cookies, writing down random acts of kindness, or taking bites out of their frosting-covered treat at lunch on Thursday, Sept. 12. For the fourth day of Lions Week, Leo Club, a service organization on campus, s...

Kickstarting the year: MV Cinema Club hosts first meeting

Kickstarting the year: MV Cinema Club hosts first meeting

Justine Ha

September 16, 2019

Club hosts different Kahoot games testing movie trivia and distributes free donuts

A starry night: Astronomy and Astrophysics Club host stargazing events

A starry night: Astronomy and Astrophysics Club host stargazing events

Laasya Koduru

May 24, 2019

A starry night — long telescopes, clear terrain and vivid planets. At the start of each new school year, Astronomy and Astrophysics Club plans its cross-over stargazing events for the year. The preparation for each of these events requires heavy planning and commitment. One of the main tasks t...

The future of La Pluma

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 24, 2019

s the school year wraps up, various teams and clubs reflect and rejoice in their accomplishments through celebrations including banquets. Many seniors look back on their extracurriculars as a core, defining aspect of their high school experiences, and hope to pass on their legacies in these clubs by ap...

New McClellan Rd. bike lane aims to improve safety

New McClellan Rd. bike lane aims to improve safety

Claire Chang and Andrea Perng

May 24, 2019

Editor’s Note: An earlier version incorrectly referred to sophomore Parssa Alimadad as "her." Alimadad identifies as "him." Along McClellan Rd., the words “Bike lane improvements coming soon” with an image of a student bicyclist are highlighted in orange on a sign. Construction trucks and...

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Rucha Soman, Tabitha Mendez, and Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019

Under the fluorescent lights bouncing off the gym floor, the class of 2019 clothed in Matador garments and purple bandanas ripped through the white breakthrough poster, following the Farewell Rally tradition. As always, this year’s Farewell Rally was run by the current ASB and Leadership team, alongs...