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Coming full circle: Science Olympiad’s year in review

Coming full circle: Science Olympiad’s year in review

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

April 28, 2019

The 2018-19 school year brought unique experiences to the members of MVHS Science Olympiad. Each of the club’s constituent teams — Purple, Gold and White — which are separated by skill level and experience, participated in the competition season. The Purple team, with members of the highest...

Science Olympiad competes at states

Science Olympiad competes at states

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

April 12, 2019

n April 6, MVHS Science Olympiad competed in the NorCal State competition at California State University, Stanislaus. Of Science Olympiad’s three constituent teams, Purple, Gold and White (separated by skill level and experience), only the Purple Team competed at states, placing fourth overall, ju...

Science Olympiad’s 2019 competition season

Science Olympiad’s 2019 competition season

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

March 9, 2019

Halfway through its 2019 competition season, MVHS Science Olympiad has already competed at four invitational tournaments in the Bay Area: the Tracy Invitational, Golden Gate Invitational, Ukiah Invitational and Mira Loma Invitational. With varying performances at each competition, members on the clu...

Science Olympiad team selections

Science Olympiad team selections

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

October 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, two weeks after their screening exams, Science Olympiad released team selections for prospective competitors for the different categories, including: biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, engineering and inquiry of science. Over 50 applicants from MVHS applied for 45 spots ...

Science Olympiad begins team building

Science Olympiad begins team building

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

September 27, 2018

With the start of the school year, Science Olympiad has began screening members for the 2018-19 team. A club dedicated to competition-level science, Science Olympiad members compete in various invitational, regional and state-level competitions during the latter half of the year. In order to become a ...

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 13, 2017

With the promise of a great meeting and free cookies, young scientists, new students and returning members alike,  packed into room B111 on Friday, Sept. 1, excited for a memorable year ahead. The bustling group slowly settled down and quieted as president senior Srijani Saha pointed to the bright pres...

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Science Olympiad curriculum reflects scientific current events

Shriya Deshpande

May 31, 2017

tudents in biology dissect frogs and learn about both anatomy and physiological processes. Students in chemistry experiment with the addition of a base that turns a solution pink. Students in physics test out their theories by dropping eggs. Each of these experiments are practical applications of ide...

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Brilliantile snow removal device, finalist in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, explained

Shriya Deshpande

March 9, 2017

hen visiting his family in Boston, sophomore Aditya Shah didn’t realize that an almost-collapsed rooftop, cracking with the weight of snow on it, would lead to his future co-creation of a Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge-winning device. The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge is an annual competiti...

Science Olympiad videos are useful for increasing members’ communication with officers

Science Olympiad videos are useful for increasing members’ communication with officers

Shriya Deshpande

February 9, 2017

he best ideas often come over a chat and a cup of coffee. So it’s no surprise when Science Olympiad president senior Kush Shanker and vice president senior Shruti Satrawada sat down to have lunch at Boudin early this academic year to find solutions to some of the club’s problems. A couple problems the...