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Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

MVHS Key Club has participated in a number of events throughout the school year, from the baby blanket making event in November to the Mr. Key Club male pageant that took place on Saturday, March 2nd at Palo Alto High School. MVHS Key Club President and senior Alison Wu, member and senior Jasmine Tsai ...

The Miss USA 2016 pageant begins to resemble a political debate with its onstage questions

The Miss USA 2016 pageant begins to resemble a political debate with its onstage questions

Ilena Peng

June 8, 2016

“Would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President?” That’s a question you’d never expect someone to ask in public, let alone on a nationally televised pageant. Yet that was one of the questions that Miss Hawaii USA was asked onstage during the Miss USA 2016 pageant. As the presidential...

Musical Musings: More than Miss Congeniality

Musical Musings: More than Miss Congeniality

Ilena Peng

February 3, 2016

I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world I’m a “pageant girl.” Pageants have a glamorous reputation, with those crowns and gowns that so many little girls want. Yet it’s not something I tell people about. But the more I thought about it, I realized that I didn’t ha...