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Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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


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

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


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

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


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

“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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, SPORTS

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


Filed under Briefs

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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider

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 »...

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Howard Lee

February 14, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

On Feb. 11, the Marquesas dance team placed first in Small Lyrical and Kick, second in Large and Medium and fourth in Character at the Norcal State Championships, a regional competition and a national championship qualifier held at MVHS. The competition included dance teams from all over Calif...