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Freshmen, how do you feel?

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Helen Chao

January 30, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

They sat down and stared at the scantron in front of them, and the haphazardly bubbled scantron stared unflinchingly back at them. Last semester, not only did freshmen experience their first ever round of finals, but they also ultimately had a taste of what the remaining three and a half years have in ...

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Taking their time: Freshmen deal with less playing time on varsity volleyball

Maggie McCormick

September 4, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS

fter changing into spandex and strapping up their knee pads, the MVHS girls varsity volleyball team warm up and then begin passing in pairs. As practice begins, some girls have the familiar routine embedded in their minds and bodies after playing more than three years on the varsity team.  But for the...

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

Karen Sanchez

August 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Additional reporting by Helen Chao,Charlotte Chui, Alyssa Hui, Shuvi Jha, Katerina Pappas, Stuti Upadhyay, Jai Uparkar, Sarah Young Beginnings can be refreshing — a new start where one is allowed to reinvent themselves. Opportunities are presented left and right, but fear and anxiety are alwa...

MVHS students discuss the purpose and successes of Link Crew

MVHS students discuss the purpose and successes of Link Crew

Mingjie Zhong

August 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION

Run on a national level by The Boomerang Project, a company that focuses on student transition programs, Link Crew aims to welcome and guide high school freshmen through structured peer mentorship. At the end of each school year, sophomores and juniors can apply to become MVHS Link Leaders for the follo...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Emma Lam

April 1, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Spring Sports, Track & Field

Cowritten by Hannan Waliullah and Fatima Ali Photos by Fatima Ali veryone knows what it's like to be an freshman, whether they’re a teacher or a student at MVHS. They’ve all been through the transition from middle school to high school, not knowing where or how they’ll fit in. A few fin...

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Link Leaders are assisting, not intruding on freshmen

Tal Marom

September 24, 2015


Filed under Commentary, Featured, OPINION

s a Link Leader last year, I saw the privilege of checking on my “Link kids’” grades as a positive one. In the spirit of openness, I told my Link kids that I would be checking up on their grades, reminding them that it was only to provide help if necessary. I vividly remember the reactions of t...

First impressions: 40 Fresh Faces

First impressions: 40 Fresh Faces

Colin Ni

August 24, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

Co-reported with Trisha Kholiya and Pranav Jandhayala.

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

Neha Ramchandani

August 22, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia

As a new wave of students enters the campus and an older generation prepares to leave, students shared their resolutions for the upcoming school year. For freshmen, it brings new experiences; for seniors, it signifies a time to enjoy time with family and friends before taking the next step in their lives. ...

New on campus: 50 Fresh Faces

New on campus: 50 Fresh Faces

Namrata Ramani

August 22, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider, Multimedia

Freshmen explore their new territory with mixed emotions — anxiety, anticipation and excitement. Read More »

Class officer elections lose validity throughout high school

Class officer elections lose validity throughout high school

Eva Spitzen

September 3, 2012


Filed under OPINION

The crazy costumes, the endless Facebook spam, the witty (and not so witty) puns — for sophomores, juniors and seniors, it’s all a familiar part of class officer elections. For freshmen, it’s an exciting new experience and an enlightening exercise in democracy — one that unfortunately doesn’t re...

Rushed preparations of freshman class lead to disadvantage at rally

Rushed preparations of freshman class lead to disadvantage at rally

Nathan Desai

September 3, 2012


Filed under OPINION

Being a freshman is tough. The class of 2016 just finished their second week of high school and they have already faced defeat at their first MVHS rally. Everyone at MVHS knows the feeling. Being a freshman at the Welcome Back Rally is the longest half-hour in high school. Many freshmen are confused...