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A night of dreams

A night of dreams

Jasmine Lee and Claire Wen

March 31, 2019

The planning process for the 2019 junior prom began a year ago, with the decision on a venue. Like years past, it was held at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in San Jose. Junior and class officer Christopher Cellini described some of the items that required planning. After deciding on a location, th...

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

Sara Entezar

March 15, 2019

MVHS’ Constitution was brought to the attention of ASB by advisor Mike White in recent months, allowing reconsideration of the document’s instruction. The document, similarly formatted to the U.S. Constitution, presents the Preamble, followed by multiple Articles which outline the roles of ASB, Cl...

New year, new team

New year, new team

Sara Entezar and Gauri Kaushik

September 28, 2018

As the year rolls out of its beginning stages, ASB class office finds itself positioned at the top of the Leadership board, holding Leadership Council meetings, helping commissioners and setting up events for the campus to indulge. ASB, which stands for Associated Student Body, has six leading position...

Q&A: Senior Maddie Park gives overview of Legislative Council

Q&A: Senior Maddie Park gives overview of Legislative Council

Mingjie Zhong

March 10, 2017

very other Thursday, Legislative Council members congregate in room P1 during tutorial to discuss issues that affect the student body, such as increasing tutorial time or resolving traffic bottlenecks. Members comprise of Leadership class students and student representatives who volunteer from every fi...

ASB Officers Host 2017-2018 Information Session

ASB Officers Host 2017-2018 Information Session

Akshara Majjiga

March 10, 2017

t an introductory meeting for aspiring ASB officers on Mar. 7, the colorfully decorated Leadership room P1 was primarily filled with juniors in leadership. One by one, the current officers explained their roles in ASB and talked about how being an ASB officer means representing the school. Despite h...

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

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...

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Aanchal Garg

August 22, 2016

As another year of MVHS starts, students can expect the same back-to-school events: the Welcome Back dance, the rally, the back-to-school drive and the start of Homecoming preparations. Yet, instead of painting cardboard cutouts and boxes for Quad Decorations, students will be dancing and acting for ...

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Amanda Chan

May 19, 2016

Co-written by Nanda Nayak and Derek Shao It was a battle of bands — with only one band. Planet 10, featuring freshmen Pramodh Srihari, Brian Lee, Kilian Hahn, sophomore Dylan Evans and junior Jack Li, performed for MVHS in the rally court on May 18th. Lee, who organized the band, chose the mem...

Meet the new 2016-17 ASB officer team

Meet the new 2016-17 ASB officer team

Amanda Chan

April 7, 2016

Co-written by Nanda Nayak ASB President Malika Singh El Estoque: What’s the most rewarding thing about being in Leadership? Malika Singh: “To see the smiles and happiness that comes from the events that we put on, like the rallies — just to see how people are so hyped up, to be able to give that...

What to expect from the Winter Rally

What to expect from the Winter Rally

Amanda Chan

January 27, 2016

“Lit— Hella lit.” That’s how sophomore Andrea Chang, an ASB Bull Spirit commissioner, describes the upcoming Winter Rally in a couple of words. For this rally, ASB has big plans— it’s a Star Wars-themed team rally. Below, Chang and ASB secretary senior Lian Song explain the differe...

ASB explains Welcome Back Dance expenses

ASB explains Welcome Back Dance expenses

Andrea Schlitt

September 7, 2015

fter a busy first week of school, the Welcome Back dance was a way for students to relax and unwind. The neon lights and pounding music seemed to satisfy several hundred high school students. However, amidst the flashing colors and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” playing in the background, there wa...

ASB officers for 2015-2016 school year announced

ASB officers for 2015-2016 school year announced

Maya Murthy

March 19, 2015

During the past week, candidates for ASB officer positions campaigned to represent the student body, using posters and social media posts to create support. Voting began on Mar. 17 and closed Mar. 19 at 5 p.m. ASB President - Woo Chul Kim ASB Vice President - Daniel Vu ASB Secretary - Li An...