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Movie night with ‘22

Movie night with ‘22

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

December 15, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Full crowds. Empty pizza boxes. A sudden drop-out. While the Class of 2022 hosted their movie night, the class officers watched freshmen come together. However, behind the success, there was a scramble. As the class officers had planned it, they would play “Crazy Rich Asians” at the movie night...

Linked together

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

November 19, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Entering high school, freshman Ajit Chamraj didn’t know what to expect. He definitely wasn’t expecting the rows of juniors and seniors, donned in purple tie dye shirts, welcoming him and his fellow freshmen as they walked into the field house for the first time. Soon after, the upperclassmen, who Chamraj e...

Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022

Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

October 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs

“No hitting from waist up, only the legs,” Link leaders frequently reminded the freshmen before the dodgeball game commenced. Thuds and laughter could be heard from the Field House, as Link leaders and freshmen alike threw colorful dodgeballs back and forth. Five weeks into the school year, t...

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Claire Chang and Jai Uparkar

September 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Additional reporting from Annie Zhang, Sarah Young, Tyler Cho, Charlotte Chui, Iman Malik, Roshan Fernandez, Laasya Koduru, Herman Saini, Swara Tewari and Shuvi Jha. ach year, the freshman class is welcomed to MVHS by staff and Link leaders. As the freshmen face new opportunities and experiences, they a...

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.