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Who are the Taliban

Who are the Taliban

Anika Sharma September 24, 2021
Examining the past, present and future of the Taliban after the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years
Lil Nas Xs Debut Monteros colorful and eye-catching album cover

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ is a mixed bag with many gems

Anika Sharma September 22, 2021
Lil Nas X’s debut album is an emotional and fascinating ride

Everyone is perfect (except me)

Anika Sharma September 18, 2021
Explaining my struggles with insecurity
An illustration of the COVID-19 vaccine Graphic by Sophia Ma

Behind both doses

Anika Sharma and Melody Cui May 21, 2021
Examining the experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Senior Aditi Sadwelkar poses in her graduation gown. // Photo Courtesy of Aditi Sadwelkar

The graduation plan for the Class of 2021

Anika Sharma May 21, 2021
MVHS plans to host six in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021
Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs

MV Drama’s virtual spring musical

Anika Sharma and Amber Milesi May 8, 2021
Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
The exterior of the MVHS campus

Returning To Campus

Anika Sharma April 7, 2021
Analyzing the impacts of adopting a hybrid, in-person instructional model

Race in anime

Anika Sharma March 24, 2021
Examining how anime portrays Black people and the effect on anime fans in the U.S
A scene from Aligarh (2015)

Queer Characters are Absent in Bollywood Films

Anika Sharma January 23, 2021
Examining the lack of queer representation in Bollywood
Janya Bhaskar poses with a copy of her debut novel The Fall of a God // Photo credit Preeta Raman

National Novel Writing Month

Anika Sharma December 13, 2020
Exploring the experiences of MVHS student authors
Graphic by Kripa Mayureshwar

To Elliot

Anika Sharma December 5, 2020
Reflecting on Elliot Page and my own experiences with Coming Out
Tang poses for a photo with Curry at Warriors Basketball Camp surrounded by various championship and MVP trophies.

Strength in numbers

Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma November 1, 2020
Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors
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