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Seniors reflect on their time as athletes on MVHS sports teams
Chatterjee believes that the swim team has been the most connected during her time as a senior due to the fact that the team was smaller due to COVID-19.(Photo courtesy of Riya Chatterjee | Used with permission)

In four years

Anna Jerolimov May 21, 2021
Seniors share how their sport has changed since they were freshmen
Freshman Samuel Choi returns a hit during Badminton Club's lunch open gym.

Badminton Club’s intramural tournament in the works

Robert Liu March 8, 2020
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament
Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes

Left-Handed Athletes

Anjali Singh and Sophia Chen November 5, 2019
How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
Junior Alvin Tian performs a jump smash during a doubles match of badminton.

Smashing barriers: Badminton Club hosts open gyms for students

Robert Liu October 24, 2019
Examining officer and team member perspectives on the parallels between the club and the MVHS badminton team

Badminton: Why they began playing

Julia Yang and Collin Qian February 8, 2019

He hid from the sun in his sister’s shadow as they walked together towards the MVHS field house. As he approached the entrance, all he could hear were whooshing sounds of rackets slicing in the air....

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Badminton: Team gets second win against Cupertino HS

Aditya Dash April 8, 2018

As the MVHS badminton team prepared for its ninth game on a gloomy and cloudy afternoon, the team was warming up as they were about to play the Cupertino HS Pioneers. Having already previously defeated...

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Badminton: MVHS maintains undefeated streak with win over Milpitas HS

Roshan Fernandez March 28, 2018

VHS badminton players held cups of boba and boxes of pizza in their hands as part of a team tradition called ‘Baddy Buddies,’ a version of Secret Santa gift exchange players participate in that takes...

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Badminton: The start of a journey towards CCS

Aditya Dash March 10, 2018

s the MVHS badminton team filled the field house on March 6 before their first game, there was a sense of excitement in the air as the team practiced their serves.  Looking for their first win, the players...

Junior Karina Wang plays in the San Jose State Uni Smash-Offs in the summer of 2017. Wang is now the vice president of MVHS Badminton club and is working to improve the skills of other members on the team.

Behind the scenes of Badminton club

Jasmine Lee March 10, 2018

Every Thursday lunch, numerous students pile into the field house, holding badminton racquets and talking animatedly to their friends. Here, the MVHS badminton club hosts open gym for club members to enjoy...

Passing the birdie

Passing the birdie

Roshan Fernandez March 7, 2018

adminton coach Brian Sullivan wrapped up the 2015 school year with an undefeated season. But at the end of the year, he had to walk away from the sport when he accepted a job at the FUHSD district office....

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Retiring the Racquet: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Roshan Fernandez May 7, 2017

parkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they'd replaced the badminton racquets they normally...

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