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Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019

osing your towels to the toilet and phoning in  room service for assistance doesn’t exactly sound a conventional tournament experience, but for sophomore and Model UN (MUN) training officer Nelson Mu, this memory is one of the countless others that have made his experience on this year’s team unfo...

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

Claire Wen and Sarah Young

April 10, 2019

ajor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was in need of cash. It was 1937, and he was writing for pulp magazines, another name for inexpensive fiction magazines. Partnering with magazine distributors Harry Donenfeld and Jack Liebowitz to get money, he founded   Detective Comics, which, after a series of mergers and changes in own...

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Elena Khan

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 is divided into junior varsity and varsity. Each person can choose what tournaments they want to a...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Devika Watave

May 31, 2017

2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament. This year, the club will be sending sophomore Eesha Moona to the state speech tournament and...

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave

March 9, 2017

hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State Qualifier and NSDA National Qualifier tournaments. On Friday, Feb. 24, all three debate teams met from...

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

French Honor Society takes part in debate at Lynbrook HS

Amanda Chan

February 6, 2017

Students filling up two rows of chairs and a panel of three judges watched and listened attentively to the contestants sitting at the two tables in front of them. For about 25 minutes, the two groups went back and forth debating in French about whether social media or news websites are better for in...

Who really won the presidential debate?

Who really won the presidential debate?

Sara Entezarmahdi

October 5, 2016

The first presidential debate, aired Sept. 26, was accompanied by both controversial topics and public disputes. The debate covered political agendas, including proposed minimum wages, battling global warming and acknowledging racial issues. During and after the debate, constant chatter both on social...

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Devika Watave

September 28, 2016

espite the changes MVHS Speech and Debate went through this year – including a shift in advisors, new coaches and a program to increase accountability – one thing has remained the same. Junior Amita Mahajan and senior Sajeev Saluja have retained their positions as presidents for two years now. Whil...

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate

Grace Zhou

October 8, 2015

lubs like Debate, Mock Trial and Model United Nations seem similar on the surface because all three focus on constructing logical arguments and current events. However,the clubs do have variations in many aspects of their clubs, such as conferences, structure,as well as what people think of the clubs. ...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Fatima Ali

September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception. As the new year begins and younger officers assume leadership of the club  — junior Sajeev Saluja w...

VIDEO: JSA mock presidential debate held Oct. 19

VIDEO: JSA mock presidential debate held Oct. 19

Amrutha Dorai

October 26, 2012

Seniors Sean Lee and Kevin Guo act as Obama, Romney in political debate Read More »