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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.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Stuti Upadhyay, Kamyar Moradi, and Alyssa Hui 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

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen May 14, 2019
A look into the Class of 2020's "gold coins" and downsides of the year
Photo courtesy of MVHS Raas.

Same stage, a decade later: MVHS Raas on Spotlite

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari May 12, 2019
Students and MVHS Raas alumni reminisce on Spotlite’s significance
Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite

Shuvi Jha 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

Stuti Upadhyay 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

Michelle Wong 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

Chetana Ramaiyer 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

Shriya Deshpande 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

Trisha Kholiya 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

Trisha Kholiya 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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