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Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

Stuti Upadhyay

March 13, 2019

Red, green and blue lights pulse off the walls. Crowds of students jump and thrash their arms in the air, yelling lyrics to the newest Post Malone song. The air is sticky and stifling from bodies packed together like sardines. Girls walk around clutching their heels, while boys with wrinkly shirt...

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

Claire Wen and Jasmine Lee

October 18, 2018

The shock on senior class members’ faces. The collective cheer from the junior class derived from the surprise twist. The excitement of watching skits being put together with hours of labor is replaced by the nervous anticipation at the rally as students’ curiosity regarding the winner of Homecom...

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Homecoming game liveblog: Football vs Los Altos HS

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2018

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A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation

A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation

Tabitha Mendez

September 28, 2018

With Homecoming approaching soon, less than two weeks away, the leadership class of 2018-2019 is working to make sure this year’s Homecoming week, dance, game and rally runs well. With each day of Homecoming week filled with different games and events, there is a lot of planning and smooth exec...

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2017

The Skits: Every weekend over the summer. That’s how long class officers spent brainstorming ideas, making props and writing the script for the Homecoming skits — and how long dance coaches like juniors Shirley Qi and Chloe Wong devoted to planning and choreographing the boys, girls and co...

Homecoming hangover

Homecoming hangover

Carol Lei

October 20, 2017

Stressing from piles of homework? Feeling tired and out of energy? Waiting anxiously for the next school event? I’m no doctor, but here’s my diagnosis: it’s a Homecoming hangover. Homecoming week is arguably the most exciting week of the school year. Each day, there is something going on: tug of war, cheer-offs, skits, the Friday rally and finally, the cher...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017

Additional reporting Avni Prasad and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan eading up to an MVHS dance, there is always a constant buzz that flows throughout the campus. Students spend hours creating clever posters with name-related puns, going shopping for new dresses, and picking out flowers to impress a potential dat...

Leadership reflects on this year’s Homecoming week

Leadership reflects on this year’s Homecoming week

Michelle Wong

October 28, 2016

Three weeks have passed since the chaos and fun of Homecoming week have come to a close. This year, Leadership decided to try something completely different instead of traditional Quad Decs: skits. While skits are done every year for Homecoming at other schools in the district such as Cupertino HS a...

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Shriya Deshpande

October 9, 2016

hen the Homecoming tradition started in the late 1800's, it consisted of parts similar to those we have today: a football game, a parade and a dance. But over time, Homecoming spirit has fluctuated and students have come to prioritize different parts of the spirit week. Some students choose to dress up ...

Homecoming: A change to the year

Homecoming: A change to the year

Becca Zheng

October 9, 2016

omecoming: a traditional American high school event dedicated to returning students and incoming freshman, along with a new start to the school year. Each year in October, one week is devoted to different activities revolving around the event, including dance performances, talent shows and the Homec...