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Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Shriya Deshpande

October 9, 2016

hen the Homecoming tradition started in the late 1800's, it consisted of parts similar to those we have today: a football game, a parade and a dance. But over time, Homecoming spirit has fluctuated and students have come to prioritize different parts of the spirit week. Some students choose to dress up ...

Homecoming: A change to the year

Homecoming: A change to the year

Becca Zheng

October 9, 2016

omecoming: a traditional American high school event dedicated to returning students and incoming freshman, along with a new start to the school year. Each year in October, one week is devoted to different activities revolving around the event, including dance performances, talent shows and the Homec...

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Aanchal Garg

August 22, 2016

As another year of MVHS starts, students can expect the same back-to-school events: the Welcome Back dance, the rally, the back-to-school drive and the start of Homecoming preparations. Yet, instead of painting cardboard cutouts and boxes for Quad Decorations, students will be dancing and acting for ...

Laughter: Connecting comedy and improv

Laughter: Connecting comedy and improv

Anupama Cemballi

February 11, 2013

Improv Team Skits from El Estoque on Vimeo. Junior Maddie Klein pantomimes picking up a crossbow and takes aim at two frolicking squirrels. In a husky Southern drawl she growls: “It’s huntin’ season!” Then she fires. The figures that fumble in terror are not, however, small woodland creatures — rather, they are ...