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The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

Rana Aghababazadeh and Brandon Ng

May 24, 2019

During the summer before each school year, the Monta Vista Robotics Team (MVRT) hosts a program called Head Start, in which incoming underclassmen learn the necessary skills to join the team; these skills  then are retaught during the larger training sessions. From September through December, the team host...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018

hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of the team working si...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018

econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started on Jan. 6 at 9:15 AM...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017

emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity in STEM conference in the Student Union...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: rookie training begins

Monta Vista Robotics Team: rookie training begins

Emily Xia

November 15, 2017

he MVHS campus was empty, the rally court dark and quiet. Only one room was crowded and rowdy, bright beams of light piercing the darkness of the rally court: room F107, where members of MVRT were hard at work, discussing with their teams and drawing sketches of their robots on paper. Every year mo...

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017

To a passerby, it looks like a typical weekend at Evergreen Valley HS. Classes have stopped, students and staff have gone home for the weekend and, for the most part, the campus is silent. But on Saturday, October 14, cars filled the parking lot with students who share one thing: a passion for robotic...

Robotics team reaches quarterfinals of Silicon Valley Regional

Robotics team reaches quarterfinals of Silicon Valley Regional

Karen Feng

April 9, 2013

MVRT enters elimination rounds with strong robot performance and receives the Team Spirit Award. Read More »...

Robotics team not selected for elimination matches

Robotics team not selected for elimination matches

Karen Feng

March 26, 2013

Despite making a late comeback, MVRT was unable to recover from inconsistent performance at the Sacramento Regional. Read More »...

MVRT holds demo day Aug. 30

MVRT holds demo day Aug. 30

Amrutha Dorai

September 4, 2012

Freshmen basketball enthusiasts Eric Lu and Mark Geha were making their way into the academic court at lunch on Aug. 30 when something caught their eye. Basketballs were flying through the air — and they were being thrown by a three foot-tall red-and-purple robot. “It’s a robot that throws a...

Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Amrutha Dorai

April 9, 2012

The human brain is an intricate machine. A three-pound, hundred billion-celled machine divided, for the sake of efficiency, into two halves: left and right. The left brain is for logic, memorization and numbers; the right brain for creativity, intuition and empathy.According to English teacher Mik...