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Recent Awards for MVHS

Recent Awards for MVHS

Laasya Koduru and Oishee Misra

April 10, 2019


Filed under NEWS

2019 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL  MVHS received the 2019 California Distinguished School award on Feb. 25, which, according to the California Department of Education, is only given to a select number of schools whose “outstanding education programs and practices” have been recognized. The award ...

A night of dreams

A night of dreams

Jasmine Lee and Claire Wen

March 31, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The planning process for the 2019 junior prom began a year ago, with the decision on a venue. Like years past, it was held at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in San Jose. Junior and class officer Christopher Cellini described some of the items that required planning. After deciding on a location, th...

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

Sara Entezar

March 15, 2019


Filed under Briefs

MVHS’ Constitution was brought to the attention of ASB by advisor Mike White in recent months, allowing reconsideration of the document’s instruction. The document, similarly formatted to the U.S. Constitution, presents the Preamble, followed by multiple Articles which outline the roles of ASB, Cl...

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

March 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Exploring the implications of complaining as a means of reinforcing negativity or releasing stress

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Jasmine Lee

March 10, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On Feb. 15, Leo Club met to discuss the upcoming volunteering opportunities and emphasized the importance of following the club on its varying social media platforms, such as Instagram, in order to remain updated at all times. As a senior, Leo Club president Rahul Sawney looks back into his first ye...

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Jasmine Lee

March 9, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

On Feb. 4, FUHSD English teachers attended a professional development session lead by English Curriculum Lead Greg Merrick about incorporating instruction on speaking and listening into literature courses.  One part of the training included examining the results from the 2017 California Assessment ...

Head of the game

Head of the game

Roshan Fernandez

February 6, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

He typically stops responding to emails at around 7 p.m. When he comes into work the following morning, his inbox is full; there are already between 30 and 50 emails to respond to. The topics of the emails vary, whether it’s communicating with a player, coach, referee or another athletic direc...

On the Field

On the Field

Dhruvika Randad

January 29, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

What was once a passionate hobby has now become senior Cheto Vasquez’s world, playing quarterback for the varsity football team. Upholding his district title of Player of the Year and the 49ers Player of the Week in Sep. 2018 and Oct. 2017 respectively, Vasquez’s passion and dedication for the sport is...

Behind the camera

Behind the camera

Ruth Feng

January 29, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

Confusion. This was the initial reaction that physics teacher Jim Birdsong had when two students approached him with the idea of making a movie about his life. Birdsong has been teaching at MVHS for 24 years. He would describe his life as fairly stable, but seniors Sarah Feng and Anika Cheerla sa...

Back from Mount Vernon

Back from Mount Vernon

Jasmine Lee

January 29, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

On Dec. 11, 2018, social studies department lead Bonnie Belshe successfully published a five-part lesson plan on the George Washington’s Mount Vernon website after a year of research and months of editing. During her stay at Mount Vernon, Belshe and a total of eight other teacher fellows lived in a house ...

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Boys Basketball: Matadors’ faltering energy level lets Milpitas HS erase a close game

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

January 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

It was close. Really close. The Matadors trailed by just two points at halftime. For the most part, MVHS played point for point, led by seniors and captains AJ Falak and Ryan Tagawa. Yet after the teams switched sides entering the second half, things began to fall apart. The two point difference turned...