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School events cancelled because of COVID-19

MVRT dances the Macarena.

Anushka De, News Editor

April 2, 2020

Members of clubs and teams who qualified for international level competitions are unable to attend

MVHS DECA officers attend the Ultimate DECA Power Trip conference in Washington D.C.

MV DECA takes a photo in front of the Obelisk monument in Washington D.C. Photo used with permission of MV DECA

Collin Qian, Visuals Editor

November 24, 2019

On Nov. 14, the MVHS DECA took a flight across the state to the Ultimate DECA Power Trip conference in Washington D.C. After four days away from Cupertino, officers senior Rishabh Ranjan, sophomore Riya Ranjan and junior Gayatri Rithe specifically pointed out that the unique environment with various mon...

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 attended their annual state competition in Santa Clara from Feb. 28 to March 3. With more teams having qualified for ICDC than last year, MVDECA officers considered the event a success. Photo by Anirudh Kunaparaju

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

Multimedia and Photography teacher Dave Barcellos performs at CTE's Electric Circus. His band, the Avalanche Choir, has been performing at Fiddling Cricket Concert's Holiday Show since the founding of the organization.

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

Silicon Valley DECA members listen as motivational speaker Scott Greenberg delivers a presentation on his experience with overcoming adversity and learning from failure, specifically his experience surviving cancer.  Photo used with permission of MVDECA.

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

From left to right, sophomores Anna Aswadhati and Samyu Sridhar and seniors Manvita Tatavarthy, Suruchi Salgar and Janani Prasad with the lanyards they plan to sell to raise money for their DECA community service project. They plan to fundraise for the Free the Project Campaign: Brick by Brick, which helps to build schools in poor villages. The event will run from February to May. Photo by Margaret Lin.

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...