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The man in 23

The man in 23

Rucha Soman, Rajas Habbu, Herman Saini, and Keshav Taneja

June 5, 2019

Senior. Captain. Recruit. Those three words describe Gautham Dasari’s volleyball career. Starting in sixth grade, Gaudi, what his friends and coaches lovingly call him, has been climbing to the top and impressing coaches along the way. In the fall, Dasari will be playing at NYU and majoring in business. Click...

Best and worst of 2017

Best and worst of 2017

Ruth Feng

December 2, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, students look recall the the highs and lows of their year. Although some students remember controversial government policies and countless sexual allegations, others remember family trips and memories with friends. Watch the video below to hear students discuss their most memorable...

Students react to catcalling

Students react to catcalling

Ruth Feng

September 26, 2017

In the present day, rape and other forms of sexual harassment are strictly condemned by most of American society, and if anyone were to commit it, there would be immense backlash. Take the Brock Turner case for example. Not only was there backlash from the online media, Stanford University students joined toget...

Expectations of MVHS versus reality as told by freshmen

Expectations of MVHS versus reality as told by freshmen

Ruth Feng

August 21, 2017

As the incoming freshmen curiously scuffled into their school for the next four years, their expectations became either reality or remained just a presumption, a tale told by their friends, siblings or teachers. Upon asking the freshman about their preconceived conceptions of MVHS, responses ranged from...

Jones React: Reddit Video Comments

Jones React: Reddit Video Comments

Becca Zheng

March 17, 2017

n March 2, Reddit user “gandhiissquidward” posted a video to Reddit of biology teacher Kyle Jones’ lecture on antibiotic resistance. On his YouTube channel, Jones uploads lectures about biology topics like DNA replication, photosynthesis and population genetics for his students to watch. But the lec...

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

A Wrestless day: A day in the life of a wrestler

Becca Zheng

March 1, 2017

Their food has been digested, their weigh-ins are complete, and adrenaline pumps through their veins. The referee lays on his stomach, transitioning back and forth as the wrestlers struggle to pin each others shoulders to the mat. He blows the whistle and the match is over. The MVHS wrestling team c...

The impact of the Holocaust

The impact of the Holocaust

Ilena Peng

January 27, 2017

It was 1943 in Nazi occupied Amsterdam when two events occurred. Neither of them came close to making the cover pages of the newspapers that broke the news of the end of World War II two years later. But 1943 was the year that has unmistakably shaped the past three generations of student teacher Trisha ...

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Becca Zheng

December 2, 2016

“ne two, three four, five six, seven eight. Hail to thee’ ole MV High!” MV’s cheer and song team work towards a set of goals and aim to reach national level of competition. Although team members have different levels of cheer experience, they work together to accomplish a variety of routines a...

Faces in the crowd against Homestead HS

Faces in the crowd against Homestead HS

Sharjeel Rahman

October 2, 2016

With a daunting score of 44-6, the Monta Vista football team lost their fourth home game against Homestead HS. The crowd expressed different emotions and thoughts throughout the home game. Watch the video below to find out more. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSSmX9ViXHo[/embedyt]

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

Ilena Peng

September 18, 2016

n Sept. 13, ASB president Malika Singh stood in the rally court with a few sheets of paper laid out on the table before her, weighted down by laptops and water bottles to keep the wind from blowing them away. The letter directly addressed administration, asking for a more well-defined set of school rules...

A visit from the God Squad

A visit from the God Squad

Malini Ramaiyer

June 8, 2016

After their mission trip to King City in March, a small group of MVHS students decided to take their faith to school. They sit behind the swimming pool during brunch every Tuesday and Thursday and talk about everything from rally setup to AP Tests — then, they pray. This group is united not only...