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Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
October 22, 2019
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances
Cheer and football coaches explain their processes for preparing their teams
May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff...

Movie night with ‘22

Movie night with ‘22
Freshman class officers host their first bonding event
December 15, 2018

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...

Linked together

How Link Leaders help the incoming class at MVHS – and in the years beyond
November 19, 2018

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...

Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022

Dodgeball: Link leaders vs. Class of 2022
The Class of 2022 bonds with their Link Leaders in a friendly match.
October 4, 2018

“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...

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces
The class of 2022 shares its initial thoughts of MVHS
September 6, 2018

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...

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Freshmen, how do you feel?
January 29, 2018

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...

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

Freshmen Sammi Dunn (left) and Jackie Cai (right). Two new members of the MVHS girls volleyball team posed together before warm ups. Photo by Maggie McCormick.
September 4, 2017

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...

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021
August 23, 2017

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...

MVHS students discuss the purpose and successes of Link Crew

MVHS students discuss the purpose and successes of Link Crew
August 22, 2016

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...

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen

Track and Field: Q&A with team freshmen
April 1, 2016

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...

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