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A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally

Celebrating Spotlite: A showcase of Indian culture

Celebrating Spotlite: A showcase of Indian culture
The cultural significance of Spotlite on the MVHS community
May 31, 2019

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes
Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close
May 19, 2019
Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close

The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year

The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year
A look into the Class of 2020's "gold coins" and downsides of the year
May 14, 2019
A look into the Class of 2020's "gold coins" and downsides of the year

Same stage, a decade later: MVHS Raas on Spotlite

Photo courtesy of MVHS Raas.
May 12, 2019
Students and MVHS Raas alumni reminisce on Spotlite’s significance

Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite
April 12, 2019

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by...

Show time for MVHS Raas

Show time for MVHS Raas
Raas’ preparation and cooperation with other dance teams as they move further into show season
February 8, 2019

The first few months of a new year are busy for most MVHS students: full of tests, projects, standardized testing, extracurriculars and much more. But for the MVHS Raas team, the period between January...

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique
November 15, 2017

n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through...

MVHS Raas becomes a club

MVHS Raas becomes a club
October 20, 2017

Making sure that they have all their gear — speakers, costumes and their dandiyas, the captains of MVHS Raas wake up and get ready for the day. Throughout the day, they practice and run through rehearsals....

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice

Bhangra and Raas teams critique each other’s performances during practice
December 14, 2016

hen writers read their pieces repeatedly, catching mistakes becomes harder with each edit. When students throw themselves into studying for finals, catching mistakes becomes harder with each extra practice...

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Raas holds second workshop for interested students
September 23, 2016

Out on the concrete by the Kennedy MS gym, under the shade of dusty trees, an excitable group of girls talk and wait in anticipation for the workshop. One officer announces the start of the workshop, and...

Sunday Projects: Tashan

Sunday Projects: Tashan
April 10, 2016

Story written by Trisha Kholiya and Mingjie Zhong. MV TASHAN PERFORMANCE by El Estoque on Exposure Check out what happened before the show here.

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