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Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Superstitions: Behind the curtain- Performance superstitions and rituals

Sarah Robinson

October 20, 2015

*Correction (Oct. 21): Rhea was previously listed as performing a ritual for an incorrect dance. n performance arts, so much can go wrong during every show. MVHS student performers have many of their own rituals that they go through before each performance, each intended to bring good luck. These ri...

Superstitions: Get your head in the game – Pre-game rituals

Superstitions: Get your head in the game – Pre-game rituals

Vivian Chiang

October 20, 2015

Sports teams at MVHS come together to boost morale or relax before games. The teams have different ways of expressing their support for each other, but they all have one goal in common: to unite as a team. Running Pride The night before their first big meet of the year, the cross country team gathers...

Superstitions: A different kind of test prep

Superstitions: A different kind of test prep

Priya Reddy

October 19, 2015

Tests: the bane of every student’s high school existence. Frantically shuffling papers and cramming last minute facts, students prepare to take their tests. But some students do a little more, whispering small prayers or tucking their hair back with lucky hairclips. These students perform little r...

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Superstitions: Superstitions from around the world

Devika Watave

October 13, 2015

Co-written by Fatima Ali. Additional reporting by Anjana Melvin. In a previous version of the story, Kathleen Ra's name was misspelled. Everyone has heard of the classic superstitions; see a black cat and you’ll have bad luck, step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back, break a mirror...