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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...

A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many different lessons a...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen and freshman Conner ...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens

February 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and appreciate each other. There’s a strong significance we have put on Valentine’s Day as a culture. Coup...

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

A walk through Candy Cane Lane: Advanced Drama Honors hosts winter themed festival

Hannan Waliullah

December 10, 2016


Filed under Arts, Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life

On Dec. 8 and 9 lunch, the door to the blackbox became the entrance to Candy Cane Lane. Three giant candy canes outside of F104 invited students into the jolly, holiday-themed environment. Organized by the Advanced Drama Honors students, Candy Cane Lane provided a relaxing environment for students ...

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Holiday week: Students model ugly sweaters

Michelle Wong

December 5, 2016


Filed under Briefs, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Student life

n preparation for the winter season, MVHS leadership organized Holiday Week, which ran from November 28 - December 2. Each day of the week had a different theme and winter activity. For Thursday, the theme of the day was ugly Christmas sweaters. Keep scrolling to see some of the sweaters students wore...

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Unique family traditions emerge during Thanksgiving

Shriya Deshpande

November 25, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of elaborately decorated tables, laden with a large turkey and other dishes and beverages. Some families celebrate a traditional Thanksgiving and others do not treat it differently than any other normal day. Junior Ankita Agarwal explains how her family combines a traditi...

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Anjana Melvin

December 13, 2014


Filed under Briefs

After school on Dec. 12, the MVHS cheer and song teams flew to Anaheim to compete in the Southern California Holiday Classic championship for the first time. “Nationals is the first time that we’re exposed to the Southern California teams, and usually [they] are our biggest competition,” junior...

Holiday season inspires new fundraisers

Holiday season inspires new fundraisers

Nona Penner

December 6, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Second Harvest Food Bank Campus Climate Commission began its first Gingerbread Giving House fundraiser this year on Nov. 28. The idea was pitched three weeks ago by commission member sophomore Celine Mol when Campus Climate was planning its decorations for the school. The wooden gingerbread house, built by Leadership advi...

The gift of voices

The gift of voices

Tiffany Lau

December 14, 2009


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Variations' surprise caroling fills the rally court Read More »...

Love thyself!

Love thyself!

Aafreen Mahmood

December 8, 2009


Filed under Blogs '09-'10

Finals around the corner, Christmas around the bend. As the stress comes crashing down, forget the mistletoe and make some time for yourself Read More »...