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A look back: Student opinions on 2016 Olympic Games

A look back: Student opinions on 2016 Olympic Games

Akshara Majjiga

September 6, 2016

Two weeks after the Olympics, some athletes like Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez are still making headlines. Look below to check out MVHS’ opinions on the sports, the athletes and the controversies. ...

EE Sport’s Top 10 moments of the Rio Olympics

EE Sport’s Top 10 moments of the Rio Olympics

Amanda Chan

August 29, 2016

The fastest man in the world is still the fastest Written by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan Usain Bolt is still the fastest man in the world, and no one is more confident of that than Bolt himself. The world was a little bit scared for Bolt at the beginning of the summer — before the Jamaican Olympic T...

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Seniors dress up at this year’s Olympic themed Welcome Back Dance

Bhargava Matta

August 23, 2016

ith flashing lights, waving flags, roaring music and poppy outfits, the Welcome Back Dance was loud and lively as students followed the theme: the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 2016 Welcome Back Dance was colorful with students wearing bright and flashy colors to embrace the theme. Class officers decided that stude...

The new Olympics: How our media has shifted its attention from on-screen to online

The new Olympics: How our media has shifted its attention from on-screen to online

Stephanie Lam

August 22, 2016

Co-authored by Sara Entezar Gabby Douglas. Ashton Eaton. Usain Bolt. These are just some of the Olympians who rose to fame by dominating in their sport. But over the past few weeks, the athletes’ sports weren’t the only reason as to why their names are all over the internet. Type in Gabby Douglas...

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Carissa Chan

May 6, 2012

On May 1 at 6:30 p.m., MVHS track athletes and parents trickled into the auditorium, some students still wearing shorts and running shoes. With the auditorium about half full, Steve Portenga, a professional sports psychologist, began his seminar on the psychology of sports performance. In a two-h...

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team

Emma Courtright

March 26, 2012

March 20 was a unique day for the MVHS track team. Instead of starting with practice the team met in the staff lounge at Kennedy Middle School and listened as Stephanie Brown Trafton, the Olympic gold medalist for women’s discus in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, spoke to them about her accomplishment...

Three time national gymnastic team member tucks-and-tumbles through many hardships

Three time national gymnastic team member tucks-and-tumbles through many hardships

Deepa Kollipara

September 9, 2009

Sophomore Melissa Chuang, a seasoned gymnast of nine years wins various national competitions despite facing many obstacles.   Read More »...

Olympic athletes teach students life lessons

Akshay Agrawal

September 26, 2008

The Beijing Summer Olympics of 2008 is not only just an international event, and the unforgettable athletes, but also an inspiration to students. Read More »...