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Take our December news quiz

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Riya Ravuri and Matthew Yoshimoto January 15, 2022
Test your knowledge of key events last month
The Weeknds nostalgic album displays his creative evolution through a well-thought out track list and flowing lyrics.

‘Dawn FM’ flawlessly captures a new era of redemption and realization

Taryn Lam, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
The Weeknd pushes the boundaries by releasing one of the most well-polished albums of 2022
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

Tvisha Gupta, Kripa Mayureshwar, and Aashna Patel January 14, 2022

Varsity Boys Soccer lost their fourth league game to Saratoga High School with a score of 5-2 on Thursday, Jan. 13. Senior and captain Edin Kraja scored MVHS’s first goal in the first half of the...

Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Taryn Lam, Sarah Liu, and Michelle Zheng January 11, 2022
Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change

Examining the approach to climate change on four different levels
Seniors Shivani Verma and Esha Ramchurn stand in the front as MV Dance Team performs an in-sync whole team routine. Photo by Krish Dev

The MV Dance team hosts “A December to Remember”

Melody Cui, Krish Dev, and Gauri Manoj December 25, 2021
Students perform in their first showcase since quarantine
An accompanist plays chords on an electric piano while his partner sings “Blackbird” by the Beatles outside of the Le Boulanger Bakery on Main Street in Los Altos

Holiday-themed events invoke community and festive cheer

Anushka De and Gauri Manoj December 8, 2021
Reviewing different winter events in the Bay Area

Diya and JJ on the streets: Song association

Jayanti Jha, Diya Bahl, and Ishaani Dayal December 7, 2021
Playing a game of song association with students and staff
Jay Shelton (left) dances with Stacey Cler (right) at colleagues Michelle Balmeo and Andrew Sturgills wedding.

Remembering Stacey Cler

Anushka De, Michelle Chen, and Jayanti Jha December 7, 2021
Celebrating the life of English teacher Stacey Cler
Senior and captain Mikey Tzankov dribbles the ball past an opponent from ARHS.

Boys Soccer beats Archbishop Riordan High School 1-0

Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto December 3, 2021
Matadors’ strong teamwork contributes to the win in their first preseason game
The cover image of 30 is a simple yet impactful headshot of Adele.

“30” is an excellent showcase of vulnerability

Kripa Mayureshwar and Irene Tang November 28, 2021
Adele’s first album in six years is an emotional masterpiece
The album cover features Taylor Swift sitting in a red Chevrolet Cabriolet and wearing a red hat, establishing the significance of the color

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ perfectly balances the old and the new

Aashi Venkat and Shivani Verma November 20, 2021
Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album is a compelling add to her discography
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