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A game well played: how Chess Club officers began playing chess

A game well played: how Chess Club officers began playing chess
Chess Club’s officers share their experiences with chess
September 27, 2019
Chess Club’s officers share their experiences with chess

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19
Members of School Site Council share the work they have accomplished in the 2018-19 school year
April 12, 2019

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding...

Chess club president discusses the strategies to his sport

Chess club president discusses the strategies to his sport
November 6, 2016

here were 10 chess boards laid out on desks. But, ten minutes into lunch on Monday, Oct. 31, only four boys occupied room E201. “There’s usually more people,” senior and Chess club president Kesav...

Chess Club explains their strategy for victory

Chess Club explains their strategy for victory
December 8, 2014

Every Tuesday, in room B206, a group of students settles down and pull out a checkered board. For a moment, the world around them starts to blur as they focus in on their army. Chess, a battle of...

Battle on the board

Battle on the board
February 22, 2014

Students pursue their interest in competitive art of chess. [dropcap1]“M[/dropcap1]ove the knight to D3.” “No, the bishop is over there. Move the queen.” “Wow, Neel’s queen is magical.” Chess...

School Site Council provides funding to student clubs

February 11, 2014

Council met Feb. 6 to discuss funding, receive principal’s update.

PTSA includes student voices at fifth monthly meeting, held Jan. 28

February 7, 2014

The meeting kicks off second semester with updates from students, staff to improve connection within school. Meeting topics included the student and staff reports, Challenge Success and Explore Careers. Student...

Annual county chess tournament hosted at MVHS Feb. 2

Annual county chess tournament hosted at MVHS Feb. 2
February 7, 2013

MVHS wins team award for second consecutive year. Chess tournament from El Estoque on Vimeo. The Chess Club competed at the 2013 Santa Clara County High School Chess Tournament on Feb....

Escaping with the knight

Escaping with the knight
November 21, 2009

Senior Vivian Nguyen breaks the gender barrier by becoming the first female member of the chess team When most people mention chess, nerdy boys in wide-framed glasses, plaid shirts and pants worn too...

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