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The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

Rana Aghababazadeh and Brandon Ng

May 24, 2019

During the summer before each school year, the Monta Vista Robotics Team (MVRT) hosts a program called Head Start, in which incoming underclassmen learn the necessary skills to join the team; these skills  then are retaught during the larger training sessions. From September through December, the team host...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018

hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of the team working si...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018

econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started on Jan. 6 at 9:15 AM...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017

emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity in STEM conference in the Student Union...

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017

To a passerby, it looks like a typical weekend at Evergreen Valley HS. Classes have stopped, students and staff have gone home for the weekend and, for the most part, the campus is silent. But on Saturday, October 14, cars filled the parking lot with students who share one thing: a passion for robotic...

Robotics kicks off build season

Robotics kicks off build season

Daniel Lin

March 30, 2016

t has officially begun. After nearly four months of training and preparations, the robotics team finally began their build season on Saturday. As the team was presented with a prompt, a multitude of voices could be heard in the auditorium while students discussed different strategies and game plans for ...

What’s been going on during Robotics training week?

What’s been going on during Robotics training week?

Daniel Lin

December 19, 2015

Co-authored by Justin Kim and Daniel Lin he bandsaw screeches as the blade cuts through an aluminum bar. Donning goggles, students chatter amongst themselves as they try to fit pieces together to complete the task outlined on the whiteboard. Veteran Robotics team members look on as the new recruits ...

First Impressions: Rookies of Robotics

First Impressions: Rookies of Robotics

Daniel Lin

November 20, 2015

Co-reported with Justin Kim obotics club members freshmen Gahan Lahiri, Andy Ding and sophomore Neelie Shah have one thing in common: they entered the world of robotics just a few months ago. Nevertheless, they have differing opinions on the club and reasons for joining as well. Here is a brief look at...

MV Robotics sophomores inspire others to pursue engineering

MV Robotics sophomores inspire others to pursue engineering

Daniel Lin

September 27, 2015

Humble Beginnings wo years. That is the amount of time it took for robot enthusiasts sophomore Sameer Kapur, his older brother Aashish Kapur, now a freshman at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and sophomores Ninaad Sridharan and Tyler Smithline to build a business from the ground up and spark...

Robotics outlines overall structure of club and competitions in interest meeting on Sept. 19

Robotics outlines overall structure of club and competitions in interest meeting on Sept. 19

Pranav Parthasarathy

September 25, 2014

he robotics team held its first interest meeting at lunch on Sept. 18, outlining the basic structure of the club and its activities for the upcoming year. The meeting began with president Archana Kikla outlining the history of the team, including community outreach through activities such as Toys for To...