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Three comfort food recipes to get in the winter spirit

Three comfort food recipes to get in the winter spirit

Aanchal Garg

December 7, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Food, Lifestyle

Additional reporting by Ananya Bhat ith winter break coming, many students recognize the feeling of wanting to cuddle up and eat warm and tasty food. From smooth, aromatic cheesecake to warm, crunchy fried rice, eating to your heart’s content is an important of the holiday season. Reward yourself afte...

Car enthusiasts bond at Cars and Croissants

Car enthusiasts bond at Cars and Croissants

Sharjeel Rahman

October 27, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Reviews, Student life

On the fourth Saturday of every month, 100OCT, pronounced "100 octane", invites exotic car owners to showcase their cars. Cars and Croissants is a community bonding event for car enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area. Watch the video below to find out more. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7pzV6k7CGo[/embedyt]

Art department: Shelton and students bring art to Blackberry Farm

Art department: Shelton and students bring art to Blackberry Farm

Becca Zheng

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts, Best of News, Best of Videos, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Multimedia

Correction (Sept. 9): A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the names of Natalia Nguyen, Elizaveta Zhukova and Zinnia Sahaqa. own a steep path, in the heart of Blackberry Farm, MVHS students discover a new artistic environment. Art teacher Jay Shelton brought his Art 2 class to the nearb...

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Becca Zheng

August 31, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Media, Multimedia, Music

Music production continues to flourish in popularity, where students are beginning to discover their own techniques and purposes in creating individual remixes of songs to express their mood or emotions. Using different music softwares and programs, such as FL Studio 12, and Ableton, students can conduct...

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Highlights of the 2016 Welcome Back rally

Aanchal Garg

August 26, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Multimedia, Student life

s the class of 2020 shuffled into their first rally, their heads turned curiously to see giant posters of cereal brands plastered across the walls of the gym. The class of 2019 had already begun to pick up their pom poms and assemble on the bleachers, accustomed to the routine and excited for their fir...

MV Tri-M holds benefit concert with Homestead Tri-M

MV Tri-M holds benefit concert with Homestead Tri-M

Ilena Peng

April 30, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Multimedia, Video

n Friday Apr. 22, MVHS’ Tri-M Music Honor Society worked together with Homestead High School’s Tri-M to put on a benefit concert to raise money for Red Cross. Before the show, some students focused only on their instruments, while others laughed with their friends to relax before they performed. ...

Ten shows to watch on Netflix right now

Ten shows to watch on Netflix right now

Aanchal Garg

February 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital

able TV service is on the decline and  being quickly replaced by online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. These websites offer a convenient way to watch shows from different locations. With so many choices online, the real decision to make is not where to watch, but what to watch. Strugg...

Real or Knockoff Girl Scout Cookies Taste Test

Real or Knockoff Girl Scout Cookies Taste Test

Ananya Bhat

February 6, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Food

t’s that time of the year again - Girl Scout cookies are on sale. Once a year, people scramble about to stock up on boxes of their favorite goodies like Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. But if you’ve been looking closely up and down the cookie aisles, you might have noticed that there’s some...

Two homes for the holidays: Students reflect on Christmas with divorced parents

Two homes for the holidays: Students reflect on Christmas with divorced parents

Sebastian Zhang

December 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital

Co-reported with Kristin Chang Holidays unite; divorces separate. Students describe how their parents’ divorces have affected their holiday experiences, and how they’ve grown from them. Click on the images to read their stories. ...

Cast off: Effects of racial stereotyping explored

Cast off: Effects of racial stereotyping explored

Neha Patchipala

December 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital

Co-reported by Jessica Xing f you were to walk into the drama production of "Footloose", you would see a Persian and Pakistani girl playing Ariel. If you were to walk into the drama production of "Pygmalion", you would see a Vietnamese girl playing an English woman with a cockney accent. MVHS’ dem...

Reel school: What movies are shown in class and why

Reel school: What movies are shown in class and why

Ilena Peng

December 12, 2015


Filed under Entertainment Digital

hether you’re the type of student who falls asleep during movies or the kind who diligently takes notes, you have definitely watched at least one movie over the course of the semester. Those movies may vary from classic cartoons, to movies based off of novels like “A Tale of Two Cities,” to ...

Musical Musings: Holiday spirited away

Musical Musings: Holiday spirited away

Ilena Peng

December 12, 2015


Filed under Entertainment Digital

t seems that the day after Thanksgiving, it’s officially Christmas. The radio channels start to play Christmas carols that all sound the same. Every storefront is plastered with advertisements of “holiday season” deals. Wrapping paper is sold in bulk, an endless number of tubes with every patter...