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Survival of the fittest: rise and fall of club memberships

Survival of the fittest: rise and fall of club memberships

Shriya Deshpande

February 4, 2016

Co-written by Stephanie Lam      Additional reporting by Ilena Peng HEN SENIOR AND FOUR YEAR DECA MEMBER Gloria Zhao received this year's rooming arrangements for DECA's annual Silicon Valley Career Development Conference, she had to look at the sheet again to make sure it was the right paper. Al...

Senior Megan Yelsangikar shares her experiences from DECA

Senior Megan Yelsangikar shares her experiences from DECA

Trisha Kholiya

April 2, 2015

Memories of four years in DECA by Trisha Kholiya on Exposure...

Former FBLA and DECA members petition for repeal

Former FBLA and DECA members petition for repeal

Rahul Iyer

September 12, 2014

unior Julianna Liu, a former FBLA member, has created a petition to repeal the recent changes in membership policies that have been implemented by DECA and FBLA. The policy prevents MVHS students from joining DECA or FBLA unless they are: currently enrolled in a business class; a 12th grader taking ...

Octagon aids DECA’s volunteer events

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014

Two of MVHS’s most popular clubs join forces to provide adequate events for members. Read More »...

DECA competes at State Career Development Conference

DECA competes at State Career Development Conference

Eva Spitzen

March 6, 2013

DECA’s annual State Career Development Conference was held at the Santa Clara Marriott and the Santa Clara Convention Center from Feb. 28 to March 3 . Roughly 2,000 students in total attended the conference, with over 300 members constituting the MVDECA delegation. Students competed in eithe...

DECA attends Silicon Valley District Development Conference

Ankita Tejwani

January 10, 2013

Every year, DECA goes to the District Development Conference for Northern California in San Ramon. This year, however, DECA members traveled to San Jose from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6 for the same event. This change was a result of Silicon Valley DECA’s decision to host a conference separate from San Ramon’s...

CTE’s Electric Circus held on Dec. 15

CTE’s Electric Circus held on Dec. 15

Joyce Varma

December 18, 2012

Career Technical Education, or CTE hosted the Electric Circus, or Fiddling Cricket Concerts’ annual Holiday Show on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the MVHS auditorium. Starting at 7 p.m., the benefit concert showcased three musical groups, as well as a performance from the Bollywood Dance Team. E...

DECA attends Leadership Development and Competitive Excellence Conference

DECA attends Leadership Development and Competitive Excellence Conference

Eva Spitzen

November 24, 2012

Starting DECA season with an event hosted by Silicon Valley DECA, members of MVDECA attended the Leadership Development and Competitive Excellence Conference at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. Though nine DECA chapters attended the event, including more than...

MVHS clubs partner with State Farm to host “Celebrate My Drive” on Sept. 15

MVHS clubs partner with State Farm to host “Celebrate My Drive” on Sept. 15

Yashashree Pisolkar

September 26, 2012

In the past few years, insurance companies, cell phone services and the automobile industry have reached out to teenagers to educate and warn about distracted driving. On Sept. 15, State Farm Insurance Company, in collaboration with MV DECA, Interact and Habitat for Humanity, hosted “Celebrate My Drive,”...

World Literature class inspires community service project

World Literature class inspires community service project

Margaret Lin

February 15, 2012

After reading the book “Free the Children” by Craig Kielburger in their sophomore year, seniors Suruchi Salgar, Janani Prasad and Manvita Tatavarthy were later inspired to base their current DECA community service project on one of Free the Children’s campaigns: Brick by Brick which helps t...

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

VIDEO: MVHS goes to NorCal CDC

Albert Qiu

January 20, 2012

From Jan. 13 to 15, Monta Vista DECA members attended the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Along with over 1300 DECA members from all over Northern California, MVHS DECA students participated in a grand opening ceremony, competitions, a dance, and the grand awa...

Three DECA members invited to DeVry Challenge finals

Three DECA members invited to DeVry Challenge finals

Rachel Beyda

October 26, 2011

On Nov. 3, while most students will be at school, DECA members freshmen Anirudh Kunaparaju, Karan Gugle, and Carmelia Muljadi will be on a plane to Chicago. As finalists in the DeVry Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge, the three are flying to Chicago for the final phase of the competi...