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Skateboarding’s debut as a sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

An example of what a park-like skateboarding course looks like, which resembles one of the courses skaters can perform on in the Olympics. Photo courtesy of fancycrave1
What the event will consist of and its impact on the skating community and the Olympics
January 14, 2020
What the event will consist of and its impact on the skating community and the Olympics

A look back: Student opinions on 2016 Olympic Games

A look back: Student opinions on 2016 Olympic Games
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
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...

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

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

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
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’...

Olympic psychologist holds seminar for MVHS track team

Steve Portenga, the lead sports psychologist for USA’s Olympic track team, speaks to MVHS track athletes and parents on May 1. Portenga, who was invited by MVHS track coach Kirk Flatow, explained the mental aspects of running. Photo by 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...

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team

Olympic discus gold medalist speaks to track team
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...

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

Three time national gymnastic team member tucks-and-tumbles through many hardships
September 9, 2009

Sophomore Melissa Chuang, a seasoned gymnast of nine years wins various national competitions despite facing many obstacles.   A broken tibia, a fractured back, dislocated ribs, sprains, and countless...

Olympic athletes teach students life lessons

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.Shawn Johnson. LeBron James. Natalie Coughlin. Tyson Gay....

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