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Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Himani Yalamaddi

September 28, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Since discovering the saxophone in sixth grade, junior Brian Lee has played at MVHS SNL and the San Jose Jazz WinterFest with his band, F115, and on his Youtube channel, quickly becoming one of the most memorable musicians on campus. Watch below to hear Lee play some of his favorite jazz pieces ...

One year, 12 students

One year, 12 students

Sara Entezarmahdi

August 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

igh school: a place where wary faces turn into confident ones, quiet kids end up roaring and everyone inches one year closer towards their inevitable future. All around MVHS, every student — from the kid under the staircase to the beloved class officer — has unique dreams for the year to come. ...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

Sophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its new collection. ...

Tech industry spends Pi Day protesting against Trump Administration

Tech industry spends Pi Day protesting against Trump Administration

Ananya Bhat

March 14, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

March 14th, otherwise known as “Pi Day”, is a day typically reserved for math enthusiasts to geek out over one of their favorite irrational numbers and indulge in some delicious pie. But today, it became a day for many tech workers in Silicon Valley to defend their values and protest against Preside...

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

Devika Watave

March 8, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

allet has been a part of senior Linnea Cheek’s life since she was two years old. What began as a means of channeling her energy slowly evolved into an activity that combines precision and pleasure. Because of ballet’s elaborate and intricate dance steps, it often takes time just to get the names of...

The art of photography: MVHS student Abhilasha Goel takes on a new hobby

The art of photography: MVHS student Abhilasha Goel takes on a new hobby

Anthony Moll

March 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Sophomore Abhilasha Goel dusted off her old  2007 Kodak and explored a new hobby after taking part in a photo shoot with her friends. In this video, she describes what photography means to her and how the new hobby has allowed her to be a more proactive person. Goel continues to learn photography thr...

The art of comic art: Making a career

The art of comic art: Making a career

Sharjeel Rahman

March 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

Sitting in class, senior Zach Hsieh noticed his friends drawing superheroes on their schoolwork. Also interested in superheroes, Hsieh also started to doodle aimlessly on his school work. Two years down the line, Hsieh is now a comic artist. After creating his Instagram account less than a year ago and...

Artists of MVHS

Artists of MVHS

Aanchal Garg

March 8, 2017


Filed under Best Packages, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Art. Just one word encompasses so many different styles and methods. Art can mean creating a new recipe, sketching a TV show character or even painting your nails. MVHS has artists all around campus who showcase their work on different platforms. Read through the stories to find out more about four stud...

The art of makeup: How senior Elizaveta Serebryakova became a makeup artist

The art of makeup: How senior Elizaveta Serebryakova became a makeup artist

Aanchal Garg

March 8, 2017


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

W ith the dab of a sponge and the swipe of a brush, senior Elizaveta Serebryakova showcases her artistic skill, but not on the traditional canvas. Her canvas of choice: a face. Serebryakova uses makeup to shape and mold a face to look new and different than before while adding her own special touch. Cl...

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Highlights of the 2017 winter rally

Katerina Pappas

February 3, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

heers from every side shake the bleachers. As the 2017 Vegas-themed winter rally comes to an end, a sea of cornsilk gold flows out of the gym along with the students. The class of 2018 has won their first rally — out of pure luck. Juniors stare at each other out of shock and excitement as they cele...

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

Hannan Waliullah

December 10, 2016


Filed under Arts, Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life

On Dec. 8 and 9 lunch, the door to the blackbox became the entrance to Candy Cane Lane. Three giant candy canes outside of F104 invited students into the jolly, holiday-themed environment. Organized by the Advanced Drama Honors students, Candy Cane Lane provided a relaxing environment for students ...

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Michelle Wong

December 5, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Student life

n preparation for the winter season, MVHS leadership organized Holiday Week, which ran from November 28 - December 2. Each day of the week had a different theme and winter activity. For Thursday, the theme of the day was ugly Christmas sweaters. Keep scrolling to see some of the sweaters students wore...