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Welcoming diversity

Welcoming diversity

Jai Uparkar

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs

enior Sabina Law remembers the first time she was introduced to Bhangra. When she was a freshman, she watched the Bhangra team perform a routine for the MVHS Dance Team, which she was part of, and noticed how the dance form was completely different from her own. She was used to performing softer mov...

IASA’s plans for the year

IASA’s plans for the year

Shuvi Jha

September 28, 2018


Filed under Briefs

IASA, which stands for Indo-American Student Association, held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 20 in room E201. The room was abuzz with rounds of laughter, as students from different racial backgrounds played a friendly game of Bollywood Kahoot. Samosas were passed out at the end of the lunch per...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui

September 16, 2018


Filed under Features

Students share international experiences from the past summer

Stan Twitter culture

Stan Twitter culture

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

September 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, OPINION

tan Twitter.” The word “stan” is defined by Oxford Dictionary as an “overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” “Stan Twitter” refers to the individuals on Twitter who create accounts to follow celebrities and connect with others in the same fanbases. For junior Victoria Va...

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Sara Entezar, Design Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

With a seemingly endless cycle of what’s considered ‘fashionable,’ the demand for new trends is at an all time high, McKinsey&Company studies. With high-waisted short after off-shoulder top after fishnet tights, clothing industries are pressured to formulate a method to accommodate demands at a r...

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Banding together

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

Swara Tewari

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Senior Anika Ramachandran, president of French Honor Society (FHS) is nearly done serving her term as the society’s president. Over the past couple years, the club has become very important to her and changed her perspective on the world. To her, FHS is a community for those who are passionate about ...

A taste of our cultures

A taste of our cultures

Vivian Chiang

March 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features

alking around MVHS campus at lunch, one sees many students eagerly digging out their lunch box. Each time a lunch container is opened, a different array of colors is revealed and the smells of a dozen different spices waft into the air. Take a look at the perspectives below on these students’ lunches...

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

The impact of language: How languages can change lives

Swara Tewari

September 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Special, Uncategorized

Senior Anika Ramachandran proudly stands in the midst of her hard work, looking around at the bustling chaos of MVHS’s Culture Night. The rally court is decked in the colors of different countries, from China to France. On one side, students sample food from a myriad of cultures. On another, studen...