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Book Club: Literature teacher Sara Borelli recommends books with insightful characterization

Book Club: Literature teacher Sara Borelli recommends books with insightful characterization

Sneha Gaur

December 19, 2015


Filed under Book Club, ENTERTAINMENT

What better way is there to ease into vacation than with a captivating, thought-provoking book? Literature teacher Sara Borelli loves authors such as Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende and Willa Cather for their common use of poetic language and strong characterization. When asked to pick a favorite novel ...

Bonding on (and off) the field

Bonding on (and off) the field

Varsha Venkat

February 4, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

hen senior Brad Ohadi joined the boys soccer team his freshman year, he recognized the amount of talent on the team but felt that team spirit was lacking. This led the team to struggle in games despite their skill, as players felt “unmotivated” by their teammates. Having experienced the struggles of a ...

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Yashashree Pisolkar

December 20, 2013


Filed under From the magazine

Underlying factors define the dynamics of cross gender coaching. Read More »

Girls basketball: Team shoots high for upcoming season

Girls basketball: Team shoots high for upcoming season

Lydia Seo

December 6, 2013


Filed under Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

Varsity hopeful that extensive practice and increased speed will lead to CCS success. Read More »...

TED Talk showcase to be held on May 10

TED Talk showcase to be held on May 10

Karen Feng

May 4, 2013


Filed under Main slider, NEWS

Vote for your favorite video to decide which idea should receive the $1,000 prize. Read More »

Girls basketball CCS: Lady Mats advance after 55-52 win

Girls basketball CCS: Lady Mats advance after 55-52 win

Dickson Tsai

February 24, 2012


Filed under Game Reviews, Girls Basketball, SPORTS, Winter Sports

The Oak Grove Eagles have just cut MVHS’ six point lead to three. They have the ball out of bounds and can possibly tie the game.Suddenly, co-captain senior Steffanie Sum steals an errant inbounds pass with 47.7 seconds left, running down the court all alone to score the fast-break layup ...

The Great Divide

The Great Divide

Dickson Tsai

December 7, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Sports

Last year, varsity girls basketball entered winter break riding high with a 6-4 record. Then, the entire season took a turn: the team took loss after loss, going 1-11 in their league games. The team redeemed itself by qualifying for the Central Coast Section playoffs and advancing with a 51-43 win over Leland High School. “I always call us the ‘...

Girls varsity basketball suffer a 28-42 defeat to rival Lynbrook

Girls varsity basketball suffer a 28-42 defeat to rival Lynbrook

Dickson Tsai

January 23, 2011


Filed under Game Reviews

The team misses an opportunity for their first league victory despite strong effort Read More »...

Varsity girls basketball fall 49-57 in first league game against Wilcox

Varsity girls basketball fall 49-57 in first league game against Wilcox

Dickson Tsai

January 12, 2011


Filed under Game Reviews

The Matadors stayed close but could not keep up with the Wilcox Chargers Read More »...

Linking outside the classroom

Linking outside the classroom

Laura Yang

February 2, 2010


Filed under Uncategorized

Freshmen and Link Leaders bond over photo scavenger hunt Read More »...

Girls varsity basketball wins first league game

Girls varsity basketball wins first league game

Christian Fatoohi

January 21, 2009


Filed under SPORTS

 The Lady Mats went on to beat the Mustangs 45-39 on Jan. 7 to go 1-0 Read More »...