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Food: Nékter juice bar

Food: Nékter juice bar

Vanessa Qin

October 30, 2014

ékter Juice Bar is one of those places that you’ve most probably seen on Instagram — from the shop’s interior to the various juice and smoothie options, the refreshing fruits and vegetables provide for colorful photos and leave customers feeling guilt-free. Nékter’s rustic-modern style at a glance. The shop welcomes customers with fresh fruits and vegetable decorations accompanied by vin...

An open letter to Woody Allen

An open letter to Woody Allen

Kristin Chang

March 3, 2014

Sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen raise questions about the nature of celebrity. “What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?” This is the deceptively lighthearted question Dylan Farrow posed to the world in her open letter on Feb. 1. She was not writing to exchange niceties or honor ...

Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

Annual Halloween costume contest hosted by Role Playing Club

Rhonda Mak

November 1, 2013

The Geico money man, Violet Beauregarde and the Avatar and several others all stood in line, waiting to be called forth by the emcee to show off their costumes. Such was the annual Halloween costume contest, hosted by Role Playing Club in the academic court during lunch. President senior Connie Guan...

Lunchtime carnival held on Sept. 26

Sophia Tao

September 28, 2013

Students enjoy games and free food at the Homecoming carnival. Read More »

MVSNL Preview: Musical guests to be violinist duo

MVSNL Preview: Musical guests to be violinist duo

Rhonda Mak

September 20, 2013

This Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 21, Monta Vista Saturday Night Live, hosted by literature teacher Mark Carpenter, will be showing in the auditorium. While a large component of the show is the comedy sketches –– written and directed by students ––the musical performances are als...

VIDEO: Summer road trips with Hajjarian and Jones

Kathleen Yuan

September 9, 2013

Biology teachers Pooya Hajjarian and Kyle Jones share stories of their summer road trips to Los Angeles and Portland. Read More »...

Fashion blogger tracks her progress

Fashion blogger tracks her progress

Rhonda Mak

August 29, 2013

It seems like you can get anything from the Internet now — whether it’s a recipe, a diaper-changing tutorial or even fashion inspiration. Senior Angie Tong, for example, runs her own fashion blog, angelinadanielle.blogspot.com. Tong’s blog is comprised of regular posts about her fashion choices, be i...

Movie: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ features a twist on the father-son plot

Movie: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines‘ features a twist on the father-son plot

Robert Sulgit

April 10, 2013

“The Place Beyond the Pines”, may seem like a classic crime movie, but at its heart, it explores much deeper themes. Overall, the film addresses the connection between father and son, and how someone‘s choices can affect those around them. “Beyond the Pines” focuses on Luke Glanton (Gosling...

Movie: ‘Evil Dead’ goes above and beyond original

Movie: ‘Evil Dead’ goes above and beyond original

Robert Sulgit

April 10, 2013

“Evil Dead,” directed by Fede Alvarez, is a remake of the 1981 cult classic of the same name. Although it takes some creative license with the characters, it still holds true to the original‘s ultra-violent themes. The film’s opening features a possessed girl being burned alive by her father at t...

Movie: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ greatly improved with few changes

Movie: ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ greatly improved with few changes

Nathan Desai

April 6, 2013

OUR GRADE: 4.5 stars YOUR GRADE: // When “Jurassic Park” was first released 20 years ago, not a single current MVHS student had even been born. However, despite the age of the film, its longevity still withstands the test of time as one of the most revolutionary visual effects films of all time. Initi...

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Catherine

April 3, 2013

Stand-up comedians, philosophers, interpreters, musicians — La Pluma’s annual coffee house held on Mar. 29 in the Black Box, was a marriage of all these elements. Attendees could watch the performances while grabbing a cup of coffee and a plate of assorted breads, included in the $5 entry fee ...

Movie: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ embraces its own ridiculous plot

Movie: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ embraces its own ridiculous plot

Robert Sulgit

March 28, 2013

Walking into G.I. Joe: Retaliation and expecting a serious and deep plot is like walking into Burger King expecting a gourmet meal. While the target audience of “Retaliation” is 13- year old boys, it suits them perfectly. Fans of Channing Tatum will be disappointed in the sequel to 2009’s “Ris...