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Googly for Gogol: A review of ‘The Marriage’

Googly for Gogol: A review of ‘The Marriage’

Robert Liu

November 19, 2019

MV Drama’s production provides humorous and telling insight into social pressures and gender roles in 19th Century Russia

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

Sarah Young, Graphics editor

September 26, 2019

new year in the drama program means fresh sets, roles and a new production to perform and direct. This year’s fall production is called “The Marriage” by Nikolai Gogol, a Russian play published in 1842. Drama and English teacher Hannah Gould translated the original play to English and has mad...

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

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...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

Gauri Kaushik

May 13, 2019

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

Advanced Drama Honors performs adaptation of “Into the Woods”

Advanced Drama Honors performs adaptation of “Into the Woods”

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

March 31, 2019

Video trailers, posters, a decorated lobby, Instagram accounts, a website, business cards, a headshot board, star grams, tickets, sweatshirts, a concession stand — the marketing team for Advanced Drama Honors’ yearly musical “Into the Woods” took on more than the usual promotions, developing nu...

Advanced Drama’s annual Shakespeare showcase

Advanced Drama’s annual Shakespeare showcase

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

March 13, 2019

On March 1, the Advanced Drama class performed scenes from Shakespeare classics like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “12th Night.” The student-run showcase of Shakespearean scenes requires students to either direct or act in one of the five scenes and perform each of the scenes...

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa Claus comes to town

Alyssa Hui and Tabitha Mendez

December 16, 2018

Children and staff attend a holiday celebration with Santa and his elves

Games with Improv

Games with Improv

Elena Khan and Justine Ha

October 26, 2018

At every Wednesday lunch meeting in the drama black box, Improv Club begins with a warm-up game. The games range from practicing group activities to participating in debates. Adviser and drama teacher Jeff Adams views this club as a way to explore the behind-the-scenes of the rehearsal stages and all...

Improv Club: Looking ahead

Improv Club: Looking ahead

Alyssa Hui and Justine Ha

September 28, 2018

Members discuss their love for Improv Club