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Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Print

*Names starting with M are false names to protect the anonymous sources. abel had no idea something was terribly wrong. Not when the world began spinning around her as she warmed up in P.E. Not when she could barely finish one slice of turkey and a spoonful of mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving dinn...

Politics over the table

Politics over the table

Mallika Singh

December 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

t holiday family gatherings, the atmosphere is typically excited and warm. Hugs and warm greetings are exchanged as the family settles around the table. The conversation tends to start out lightly — school, work, weather, some catching up. But when the conversation transitions into politics, the ton...

In the same boat: Sophomore Revan Aponso inherits his love for rowing

In the same boat: Sophomore Revan Aponso inherits his love for rowing

Sannidhi Menon

October 20, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 a.m. every Monday. He needs to be at the Redwood City Port by 5 a.m. When he arrives, he grabs a boat and fixes LED lights onto the boat – it’s still dark out. The crew rows for an hour, sometimes as far as twelve kilometers, and carries the boats back in, wa...

Riding West: Westelius siblings bond over horseback riding

Riding West: Westelius siblings bond over horseback riding

Sunjin Chang

October 20, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

he sun’s golden rays hit the 10 riders on horses cantering around an arena full of poles and ramps in Los Altos Hills. Their hooves fling dust in the humid air as they practice jumping two-foot poles and trotting around the rectangular arena fence. Among them is junior Ebba Westelius on Bojack, a dark-h...

Sisters in arms: Anika and Aditi Soin participate in competitive fencing

Sisters in arms: Anika and Aditi Soin participate in competitive fencing

Anjini Venugopal

October 20, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

hen MVHS class of 2015 alumna Aditi Soin was in fourth grade, she read the “Spiderwick Chronicles” and decided that, like the character Mallory Grace, she wanted to fence. Like some younger siblings do, sophomore Anika Soin followed in her sister’s footsteps and started the sport three years lat...

Two arrows, one target: Twins share their passion for archery

Two arrows, one target: Twins share their passion for archery

Roshan Fernandez

October 20, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

or twin sophomores David and Karesa Hui, everything comes in sets. When David started piano, so did Karesa. When he started badminton, so did she. So when the two went to Palomo Archery Range in Palo Alto with a couple of friends, it wasn’t a surprise that both were interested in pursuing the sport....

Rowing: A misunderstood sport

Rowing: A misunderstood sport

Aditya Dash

October 18, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 A.M. every Friday morning, packs his gear and takes a shower before going to practice his favorite sport: rowing. With the sky covered in a blanket of darkness, he reaches the outskirts of Redwood City at 4:55 A.M. and gets the boat ready with his teammates for a ...

Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Answers: What’s it like to live away from parents?

Elizabeth Han

December 19, 2015


Filed under Answers, FEATURES, Under 20 Minutes

via GIPHY drive to school from your mom. A homemade breakfast by your dad. For many MVHS students, the support of their parents is deeply intertwined with their daily lives. They stand behind every breakdown and milestone, completing the circle of family at home. Yet for the following students, t...

Roots Christian Club introduces accountability groups

Roots Christian Club introduces accountability groups

Elia Chen

October 11, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

t the end of sophomore year, Roots Christian Club officer senior Sonia Lee recalls going through an identity crisis. She began to question what the point of going to school and believing in Christianity was and because of this, she even stopped going going to church and attending Christian Club. ...

1600 to 600 square feet

1600 to 600 square feet

Shuyi Qi

June 22, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Main slider, Top Headlines, Uncategorized, ws

[title type="h5"]For incoming sophomore Pierre Grubb, the story of overcoming adversity is “when shit hits the fan, laugh at it.”[/title] [divider type=""]                                                Pierre Grubb at our first interview in his house during the beg...