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The rumors of an impending World War III: A breakdown of the situation behind recent US-Iranian Conflicts

The rumors of an impending World War III: A breakdown of the situation behind recent US-Iranian Conflicts

Anushka De, News Editor January 25, 2020
MVHS students and teachers’ respond to the threats of a supposed “WWIII”
Hajjarian and his younger brother wait behind a mountain. Hajjarian tells stories to pass the time.

Too close to home: the Iranian Revolution at MVHS

Ishaani Dayal and Iman Malik October 23, 2019
The impacts of the Iranian Revolution on students and staff
AVID Deconstructed

AVID Deconstructed

Laasya Koduru October 20, 2018

When the bell rings, students settle in their seats as the sound of papers flipping and small whispers permeate the room. The binders click open as the teacher circulates around the room, asking students...

Teachers and their dogs

Teachers and their dogs

Claire Lu April 25, 2014

1. Biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever Name: Koochook Age: 5 years old   One of biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian’s first memories of Koochook was not...

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat December 7, 2013

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish,...

Junior Anurag Kelkar prepares to shoot a goal during a practice on Thursday, Nov. 21. This is Kelkar’s first season on varsity after two years playing on JV. Photo by Rhonda Mak.

Boys soccer: New team looks forward to promising season

Sarah Ramos December 6, 2013

Despite graduated players, team hopes to make CCS after preseason wins. Boys soccer head coach Pooya Hajjarian watched nervously during this season’s tryouts. The group of hopeful players practicing...

Video: Students give thanks to staff

Yashashree Pisolkar November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving season provides students opportunity to thank teachers. The question has been asked many times before: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season? And the answers range from...

VIDEO: Summer road trips with Hajjarian and Jones

Kathleen Yuan September 9, 2013

Biology teachers Pooya Hajjarian and Kyle Jones share stories of their summer road trips to Los Angeles and Portland. This past summer, colleagues and friends Pooya Hajjarian and Kyle Jones embarked...

Midfielder senior Rohit Mukerji dribbles the ball past a FHS defender. The Matadors won 1-0, handing the Firebirds their first loss.

Boys soccer: Matadors hand Firebirds first loss of the season

Atharva Fulay January 27, 2013

The Matadors faced off against the Fremont Firebirds, the last undefeated team in the league on Jan. 25. After a quick start and crisp passes, the Matadors were able to fend off any early goals by...

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Boys soccer: Second regular season loss for Matadors

Carissa Chan January 9, 2013

Boys varsity soccer played a tight first half against Palo Alto but eventually fell behind 1-3. After taking their first regular season loss against Fremont High School on Jan. 4, boys varsity soccer...

Eric Polgar dribbles

Boys soccer: Game ends on two goals in stoppage time

Atharva Fulay December 16, 2012

The Matadors lost the match 1-2. The Matadors faced off against the Santa Teresa High School Saints on Dec. 12 at home. The team had not practiced on Thursday because the campus was closed due to...

Defender senior Andrew Wang attempts to keep control of the ball on the MVHS side. The Matadors defeated the Cougars 8-0 in the second to last preseason game on Dec. 10. Photo by Carissa Chan.

Boys soccer: Easy 8-0 victory over San Lorenzo Valley

Carissa Chan December 11, 2012

Playing on the new turf field for the second time, varsity boys soccer defeated San Lorenzo Valley High School in a shutout on Dec. 10. In a relaxed, low-key game, the Matadors scored eight goals and...

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