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Photo Gallery: Wellness Day ¡Olé!

Photo Gallery: Wellness Day ¡Olé!

Claire Chang

November 14, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Thursday, Nov. 10, the Challenge Success Club arrived early to school at 6:30 a.m., setting coffee and donuts in the office for teachers and carrying wooden boards with chalkboard messages to locations around campus. Throughout the day, students and some teachers structured their days around relaxing and ...

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Band program revitalizes a marching tradition

Jessica Xing

November 11, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

espite waning interest that lead to its discontinuation in 2013, the absence of the MVHS marching band has since left a hole in the music program — a hole of the tall feathered hat, booming drum and sharply tailored uniform variety. Current band teacher and conductor Ricky Alegria states, while the marchin...

Teachers discuss the pressure to wear Halloween costumes

Mallika Singh

November 11, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Every year for Halloween, each teaching department comes up with a costume  for everyone and then they participate in a costume contest in which prizes are awarded for various things. However, not all teachers love the concept of dressing up and participating in the contest. History department chair Bo...

The launch of MVHS’ first clothing brand, OTA

The launch of MVHS’ first clothing brand, OTA

Sepand Rouz

November 4, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Clothes come and go, but a brand always stays. See the behind the scenes of OTA, a school made clothing company and how the members of the organization talk about how they came up with the company and what they do. As a MVHS startup company, they’ve accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. Watch...

MV Art Career Night brings alumni and parents together to discuss their careers

MV Art Career Night brings alumni and parents together to discuss their careers

Ilena Peng

October 29, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

n Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., the band room was transformed into a small auditorium, with a discussion panel of alumni and parents up in front, ready to talk to current MVHS students about their experiences in art and design. The individuals behind those tables may have been strangers to the students and pare...

Girls’ Empowerment project spreads to MVHS

Girls’ Empowerment project spreads to MVHS

Sepand Rouz

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

  tudent support groups are hard to find in MVHS, mainly because they are often overshadowed by other activities at school. But recently, a club was made not just for new students, but for all of MVHS’ student body. A club that accepts all, a club that has bonding. But this isn’t just a club...

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

t the MVHS Welcome Back Dance on Aug. 19, the administration made an announcement was made to the students about dancing inappropriately. Several students were also asked to leave the dance after having received multiple warnings about the way they were dancing. Many MVHS students were confused and u...

To the flag

To the flag

Avni Prasad

October 21, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS

In elementary school, U.S. History teacher Ben Recktenwald would never recite the whole Pledge of Allegiance. He would say, “one nation,” pause, then continue with “indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Recktenwald didn’t skip “under God” to make a statement, nor did he think it...

Link Crew hosts hot cocoa event and pajama day for Class of 2020

Link Crew hosts hot cocoa event and pajama day for Class of 2020

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

Posters in the MVHS rally court promote the hot cocoa event in the days leading up to it. Photo by Sannidhi Mennon. On the morning of Oct. 19, freshmen students dressed in their pajamas waited anxiously in line. Link Leaders were gathered in the rally court, handing out hot cocoa to the Class of ...

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Gauri Kaushik

October 18, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, NEWS

tarting in Aug. of this year, reports and videos of creepy clowns terrorizing people have gone viral across the country. Now, law enforcement, including the Santa Clara Police Department, have started taking measures against the threatening clowns. SCPD's department head attended an FUHSD board meet...

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

Nathan Stevens

October 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

he cafeteria being built in 2014 was an extensive upgrade to MVHS and largely contributes to its campus environment, but it is only the tip of the renovation iceberg. Principal April Scott explained that MVHS staff have been planning to adding four new rooms to the B building and gym lobby for about...

The legacies that teachers have left behind

The legacies that teachers have left behind

Michelle Wong

October 5, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

t's still the same room: the same chairs, the same desks, the same computers. But something feels different. Something is missing. That is what sophomore Isha Chakraborty felt as she walked along the hallway in front of A111, where she had expected to see the usual coffee sign on the door. Chakrab...