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Mock Trial reflection

Mock Trial members cram for an upcoming scrimmage. Photo by Jayanti Jha
Examining club members’ favorite aspects of the team
December 3, 2019

Mock Trial kicks off the year with 80 attendees

Co-president and senior Justin Feng began the interest meeting by discussing the various aspects of the mock trial, starting with the pretrial and ending with the verdict. Photo by Jayanti Jha
The team predicts major changes for the 2019-20 school year
September 22, 2019

Mock Trial began the year with an increase in attendance at their interest meeting with 80 people, compared to the usual 40 to 50 in previous years. According to  officer of operations and sophomore...

Mock Trial end of the year Q&A

Mock Trial end of the year Q&A
New officer team reflects on their 2018-2019 school year progress
May 16, 2019

In the 2018-19 school year, the MVHS Mock Trial team went from familiarizing themselves with the new members and building their new family to finalizing the 2019-2020 officers. Throughout the year, the...

Mock Trial: Building a family

Members of Mock Trial gather to take a picture at one of their many competitions where they fight a fake case against other schools in front of a judge and a panel of attorneys. Photo used with permission of Irene McNelis
Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them
January 20, 2019
Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them

Stepping stones to a Mock Trial competition

Stepping stones to a Mock Trial competition
Club officers hosts its second meeting to train club members
September 27, 2018

efore evening trainings begin, Mock Trial officers hosted their second member meeting in D202 where students shared out their points that could potentially assist the prosecutor and defender in their favor...

Mock Trial completes first scrimmage with new members

Mock Trial completes first scrimmage with new members
November 20, 2015

n Oct. 31, a team of 16 MVHS students drove to Tracey High School in San Joaquin county for their first scrimmage of the year. This was the first time the team scrimmaged outside the Santa Clara Valley...

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate

A comparison of Mock Trial, MUN, and Debate
October 8, 2015

lubs like Debate, Mock Trial and Model United Nations seem similar on the surface because all three focus on constructing logical arguments and current events. However,the clubs do have variations in many...

Low headcount, but high aspirations for Mock Trial

Low headcount, but high aspirations for Mock Trial
February 6, 2014

The 2012-2013 academic year was nothing short of a golden year for the MVHS Mock Trial team. On Feb. 28, 2013, the team stood as a top contender in the Santa Clara County Mock Trial Finals held at the...

Behind the scenes: Coaches and coordinators facilitate activities away from the spotlight

Monique Balentine sits at the desk where she coordinates the Study Buddies Society program. She organizes student tutors so that struggling students can be helped. Photograph by Tanisha Dasmunshi
October 11, 2013

[col type="1_2" class=""][title type="h1"]Monique Balentine[/title] Study Buddies Society [divider type="space_thin"] [dropcap1]F[/dropcap1]or three hours a day, Monique Balentine runs the Study...

Mock Trial competes at county finals on Feb. 28

MVMT arrives at the San Jose Superior Court for the 2013 Santa Clara County Mock Trial final round against Willow Glen High School on Feb. 28. After a well-fought trial, MVMT lost to WGHS 406-397. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.
March 4, 2013

MVHS Mock Trial has had its fair share of disappointments. Over the past years the team has faced periods of coachless practices, frustrating competitions and losses in pre-final trials. Nevertheless,...

Mock Trial picks up win in first competition of the year

Mock Trial picks up win in first competition of the year
February 7, 2012

Updated on Feb. 15. The MVHS Mock Trial team defeated Mountain View High School in the third round of the Mock Trial competition on Feb. 9. With a final score of 253-247, MVHS’ defense team scored...

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