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The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

Annie Zhang December 5, 2019
The Weeknd reemerges into the music industry after a year-long hiatus with new track “Heartless”

Best of 2018-2019: The top trends of pop culture according to MVHS students

Jahan Razavi and Emily Xia May 22, 2019
The most popular trends from the past year
Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

Artists Around Us: The stories of singers at MVHS

A feature on rapper Kid Kuza, pop singer Shravanti Shankar and traditional Carnatic singer Madhav Danturthi

Indian-American Student Association (IASA) kicks off Spotlite

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari December 9, 2018

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) met during lunch for its fourth meeting of the year. The topic of the meeting centered around Spotlite, IASA’s annual cultural showcase....

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through...

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Karen Ma September 13, 2017

n Aug. 24, renowned pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a song that broke the record for most plays in one day on Spotify and topped charts in 10 countries. Its video, released just three days...

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Cheer and Song: Teams describe their successes at USA Nationals

Chetana Ramaiyer April 17, 2017

uring the weekend of Mar. 25, while most juniors were at Junior Prom, the MVHS Cheer and Song teams were in southern California for USA Spirit Nationals. The weeks leading up to the competition were intense...

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Spirit teams compete in Southern California Holiday Classic championship

Anjana Melvin December 13, 2014

After school on Dec. 12, the MVHS cheer and song teams flew to Anaheim to compete in the Southern California Holiday Classic championship for the first time. “Nationals is the first time that we’re...

Spirit teams prepare for Feb. 28 Sadie Hawkins dance

Catherine February 12, 2014

From workshops over winter break to the final preparations before the dance, Cheer and Song work together to organize the Sadies dance. After a date change due to a clash with after school sports games,...

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Dance showcase held Mar. 1

Anjali Bhat March 5, 2013

Even with a change of instructors and goals in the dance program, “International Rhythm” provided both classic and contemporary routines that were met with praise. Dance teacher Dasha Plaza...

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2

VIDEO: Spirit Squad Senior Night held on Nov. 2

Yashashree Pisolkar November 4, 2012

Cheer and Song seniors cheer for last home football game of the year Senior Night- Cheer from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Nov. 2, the Cheer and Song teams held their senior night during the final...

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Offensive struggles lead to three consecutive home losses

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Offensive struggles lead to three consecutive home losses

Atharva Fulay October 24, 2012

Palo Alto beats the Matadors 3-0 The defense of the MVHS girls volleyball team broke down once again against Palo Alto High School on Oct. 16 due to its inconsistent offense. The cycle goes something...

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