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Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

Best of 2018-2019

Jahan Razavi and Emily Xia

May 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

From music to films to memes, this past school year has been filled with a variety of new content that have had a profound influence on the lives of those at MVHS. Here are the results from a survey of 300 students.

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Stuti Upadhyay, Kamyar Moradi, and Alyssa Hui

May 19, 2019


Filed under Briefs

Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close

The gold coins of junior year

The gold coins of junior year

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

May 14, 2019


Filed under Briefs

AP tests, SAT prep and junior prom — while junior year is notorious for test taking-torment and heaps of schoolwork, the silver linings and gold coins sprinkled throughout both semesters made this year a year for the books. Check out the best or worst moments of these six juniors below:   ...

Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by MVHS Indian dance groups such as MV Raas and Bhangra, as well as music performances from various stude...

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Ishani Singh

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

As the school year winds down, the MV Andaaz team is preparing for its first and last home show of the year, Spotlite on India, hosted by Indian-American Student Association (IASA). Despite taking part in several shows at various other schools both within and outside of FUHSD this year, Spotlite is co...

A night of dreams

A night of dreams

Jasmine Lee and Claire Wen

March 31, 2019


Filed under NEWS

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...

Sitting it out

Sitting it out

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents clad in fancy dresses and suits strut onto the dance floor, swaying to the loud drumming music. However, for sophomore Dyuthy Ramachandran, this night is a night to spend with her family.While Ramachandran enjoys school dances and wants to go to prom, her current friend group does not share this ...

Show time for MVHS Raas

Show time for MVHS Raas

Stuti Upadhyay

February 8, 2019


Filed under Briefs

The first few months of a new year are busy for most MVHS students: full of tests, projects, standardized testing, extracurriculars and much more. But for the MVHS Raas team, the period between January and April means show season. According to junior Shreya Guha, a third year member on Raas, the ...

Bringing back Winter Formal

Bringing back Winter Formal

Claire Wen

January 28, 2019


Filed under Briefs

Scrolling through Instagram the days leading up to Jan. 18, MVHS students could see a bombardment of posts about MVHS’s Winter Formal from leadership students’ and MVHS class accounts. Promotion for the upcoming dance filled people’s feeds, along with posts from the Instagram photo challenge l...