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Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad

May 24, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, GSA, NEWS

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday, May 24. Beginning with an introduction, the panelists, who were GSA club members, each introduced t...

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

Gauri Kaushik

May 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on Friday, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met by not only their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

MVHS Art Festival

MVHS Art Festival

Tina Low

May 5, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

MVHS art teacher Brian Chow smiled as he watched his youngest daughter goofily finger paint a piece of paper. He took a few quick pictures on his phone, pleased that she seemed to be enjoying herself. Chow organized the MVHS Art Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival off...

MVHS hosts social food truck event “Off the Grid”

MVHS hosts social food truck event “Off the Grid”

Justine Ha and Elena Khan

April 22, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

  On March 12, a sub group of students part of MVHS Leadership, MVHS Outreach, held a social food truck event from 4 to 7 p.m. in the rally court. “Off the Grid” specializes in catering around the Bay Area by bringing various food trucks to select places. The food served at “Off the Grid” varied from...

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

MVHS Key Club has participated in a number of events throughout the school year, from the baby blanket making event in November to the Mr. Key Club male pageant that took place on Saturday, March 2nd at Palo Alto High School. MVHS Key Club President and senior Alison Wu, member and senior Jasmine Tsai ...

Class of 2019 levels up

Class of 2019 levels up

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Jai Uparkar

March 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Unlike previous years, the MVHS class of 2019 did not vote from a variety of other designs when deciding their class apparel this year. Instead, 2019 class officers chose senior Alisha Gao to design their class apparel because of her experience with designing. Gao also created last year's apparel: No...

Not your normal Club Food Day

Not your normal Club Food Day

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Monday, Feb. 11, the Student Life Commision ran the annual Club Food Day. This event has been a long-held tradition at MVHS, usually occurring twice a year, but due to district policies, the popular food-fest was cut down to one day during the school year. Club Food Day is organized by the member...

Preparing for Challenge Day

Preparing for Challenge Day

Julia Yang

January 19, 2019


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, NEWS

On Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 125 students will gather in the main gym to participate in Challenge Day, where they listen to other students’ unique stories, as well as share their own. According to student advocate Richard Prinz, the goal of Challenge Day is to help end the teasing and lack of...

There’s an app for that: Monta Vista Official

There’s an app for that: Monta Vista Official

Charlotte Chui and Dhruvika Randad

January 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

reated by senior Derek Zheng and juniors Daniel Duan and Matthew Cho, the newly released iOS app, Monta Vista Official, aims to aid communication between clubs, leadership and students. The app keeps track of bell schedules and upcoming events, whether it be fundraisers, club activities, school-wide eve...

Pride for GSA

Pride for GSA

Dhruvika Randad

December 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Best of News, Briefs, GSA, NEWS

As the first semester comes to an end, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club concludes the year with satisfaction. From organizing their annual Coming Out Day to partnering with teachers for Q&A panels to showcasing presentations on fundamental topics like allyship, the GSA officer team is proud o...

MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

Julia Yang

November 5, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

During lunch on Oct. 31, while MVHS students crowded around the rally court to participate in their annual Halloween costume contest, staff members filed into the staff lounge to eat and socialize with each other before their own costume contest began. Each department dressed up according to thei...

Stop the BULLy

Stop the BULLy

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 28, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, MVHS celebrated Unity Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day. Waves of students sporting orange t-shirts and wristbands could be seen around the school in support of victims of bullying, as well as notes and decorations promoting a message of love and solidarity within the stude...