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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...

Changes to the Synopsys fair

Changes to the Synopsys fair

Chelsea Wong

October 8, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, Science & Technology

Every fall, students enter the Synopsys Science and Technology Championship, a Santa Clara county  science fair where they run their own research-based report, guided along the way by mentors. MVHS students have been a consistent presence in this county-based science competition every year. For bio...

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

August 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS

The sky was still dark as seniors arrived at the field, many wrapped in blankets. Meeting up with friends, they made their way to the bleachers facing the east to watch the sun rise. Click through the photos below to read more. ...

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

*The original interview with Korean PTA president Yoo Jung Mee has been translated from Korean to English by Sunjin Chang* As the air filled with the smell of barbecue, students and staff gave glances to a stand where a few MVHS mothers grilled barbecue. On Friday, April 27, faculty members conv...