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Rookie seniors in Color Guard

Rookie seniors in Color Guard
Exploring the stories behind students who chose to start Color Guard as seniors
September 22, 2019

From challenging stereotypes and bursting out of their personal bubbles to finding a new supportive family, seniors Karesa Hui, David Hui and Muhil Mylvaganan accomplished what many other seniors would...

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally
MVHS Leadership organizes preparations for the annual end of the year Farewell Rally
May 24, 2019

Under the fluorescent lights bouncing off the gym floor, the class of 2019 clothed in Matador garments and purple bandanas ripped through the white breakthrough poster, following the Farewell Rally tradition....

Speech and Debate: Explained

Speech and Debate: Explained
A rundown of Speech and Debate tournaments.
December 17, 2018

From Dec. 14 to Dec 16, MVHS Speech and Debate attended the Winter SCU Invitational at Santa Clara University, which is one of the 20 tournaments MVHS speech and debate attends this school year. The first...

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate
Explaining the different events that Speech and Debate offers
November 21, 2018

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club...

Games with Improv

Games with Improv
Improv Club's games played during their meetings.
October 26, 2018

At every Wednesday lunch meeting in the drama black box, Improv Club begins with a warm-up game. The games range from practicing group activities to participating in debates. Adviser and drama teacher...

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine
A recollection of National Coming Out Day
October 25, 2018

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season
MVRT finishes their robot building process and prepares for competition
February 2, 2018
MVRT finishes their robot building process and prepares for competition

The faces behind La Pluma

October 20, 2017

There are a million details that bombard a person as they walk into room B205. The most overwhelming aspect are the posters that brighten the room’s beige walls, displaying an array of colors, images,...

Art Club Members work together to create a comic

Art Club Members work together to create a comic
April 17, 2017

he members of Art Club had gathered on Monday, April 3 to create their own comics. They were given a choice: they could either work together and create a chronological story panel or they could work separately...

From start to end: Romeo and Juliet

From start to end: Romeo and Juliet
March 10, 2016

Cowritten by Vivian Chiang Sophomore Kayleen Nordyke comes down from the technology booth in a flaming red dress, short in the front, high in the back. The click of her heels hits the floor as she walks...

Four new elements on Periodic Table complete seventh row

Four new elements on Periodic Table complete seventh row
January 15, 2016

t takes two experiments to confirm the existence of an element, an action that will earn the element an official symbol and name. On Dec. 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry verified...

GSA plans to host vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance

Senior Nikki Stuart, co-president of GSA, holds the banner that they will display during the vigil. The banner has the photos and stories of transgender people who were murdered or committed suicide. Photo by Sneha Gaur.
November 19, 2015

On Nov. 20, GSA will be holding a silent vigil in the academic quad during lunch to remember transgender people who have died as a result from transphobia and recognize the struggles that trans people...

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