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The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
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
“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”

Homecoming Rally 2019

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
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Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia September 11, 2019
How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame
The senior class screams the response to the Monta Vista, How Do You Feel? cheer at the beginning of the rally. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan

Welcome Back Rally 2019

Justine Ha and Shreshta Ranganathan September 2, 2019
A photo compilation of the rally featuring class spirit, performances and games
Juniors Anna Kolesov, Tarun Sarang, Willy Liou and Wen Jin aim at the seniors while playing in the final round to see who will take first place and who will take second. The juniors ended up beating the freshman in the first round but later lost to the seniors in the final round, taking second place.

Avatar the Last Airbender: Dodgeball Edition

Tabitha Mendez and Rucha Soman February 8, 2019

As the annual winter rally approaches, the Leadership team has been collecting ideas for this year's theme. After collaborating and discussing during fifth period, they decided the theme for 2019’s Winter...

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

2-0-2-0 po-ta-to

Claire Wen and Jasmine Lee October 18, 2018

The shock on senior class members’ faces. The collective cheer from the junior class derived from the surprise twist. The excitement of watching skits being put together with hours of labor is replaced...

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Hannah Lee September 1, 2018
Relive the first rally of the year
2018 Winter Rally

2018 Winter Rally

El Estoque Staff February 4, 2018

When students filed into the gym for the winter rally, they were met with colorful posters plastered on the walls, pom-poms arranged in neat rows and streamers hung up on the ceiling enveloping the gym...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong October 13, 2017

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and...

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Carol Lei September 2, 2017

As the first rally rolled around, so did the first spirit week. In this year’s Welcome Back “Issa Rally” rally, the theme of music brought MVHS to pull out their neon shirts and gold chains. Leadership...

Highlights of the 2017 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2017 Welcome Back Rally

Chetana Ramaiyer September 2, 2017

Additional Reporting by Shayon Moradi, Shar Rahman and Ilena Peng. The Welcome Back rally began as it always does. The gym was almost full with the exception of a noticeable gap where you would...

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