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The gold coins of junior year

The gold coins of junior year

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

May 14, 2019

AP tests, SAT prep and junior prom — while junior year is notorious for test taking-torment and heaps of schoolwork, the silver linings and gold coins sprinkled throughout both semesters made this year a year for the books. Check out the best or worst moments of these six juniors below:   ...

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...

Meet the Marquesas

Meet the Marquesas

Ilena Peng

September 15, 2017

The Marquesas are in full swing, even though it’s only a month into the school year. They’ve already performed at their first football game and rally of the year. Along with football games, new competition routines are also being choreographed. And behind it all are their captains, officers and a n...

Marquesas hold their annual winter showcase

Marquesas hold their annual winter showcase

Ilena Peng

December 5, 2016

n Saturday Dec. 3, the Marquesas performed their newest routines for the upcoming competition season. From guest performers singing festive Christmas songs to the Marquesas’ stunning routines, the show went spectacularly, while serving as a way to destress before the upcoming finals. Look below to s...

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Ilena Peng

April 8, 2016

ach year, the Marquesas hold tryouts to determine their award-winning team. On April 7 those tryouts were held in the MVHS dance room. Amongst the newcomers, there were also seasoned veterans who are required to go through the audition process. Every member of the dance team must re-audition each ye...

The Marquesas share their quirky team traditions

The Marquesas share their quirky team traditions

Ilena Peng

March 13, 2016

“Feel the rhythm, feel the rise, come on team it’s dancing time!” Even when talking about the “Feel the Rhythm” chant, junior and Marquesas officer Riona Guha chanted so enthusiastically that one would almost think that she was with her team getting pumped for a competition. According...

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs “Under the Mistletoe”

Photo Gallery: Monta Vista Dance Team performs “Under the Mistletoe”

Tyler Lin

December 8, 2015

n Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., the Marquesas Dance Team hosted their winter show, “Under the Mistletoe.” The winter-themed show featured the talents of multiple groups and individuals around the campus including the Dance Team, PE Dance and Urban Soul Movement. The following gallery contains pictures from the e...

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Marquesas wrap up halftime performances, transition to competition season

Colin Ni

November 14, 2014

With a minute remaining in the second quarter, they line up in three neat files on the left end of the field, waiting eagerly. Moments after halftime is called, the Marquesas make their run for the 50-yard line as the announcer draws out his last syllable. The crowd erupts. Nov. 7 marked the las...

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Anjali Bhat

March 5, 2013

Even with a change of instructors and goals in the dance program, “International Rhythm” provided both classic and contemporary routines that were met with praise. Read More »...