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Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
October 22, 2019
A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances
Cheer and football coaches explain their processes for preparing their teams
May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff...

On the Road

On the Road
Sophomores share their perspective on their permit.
January 12, 2019

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum
October 26, 2015

any high school students sit through classes, learning little to none of the skills needed to continue on to higher level courses. However, over the past few years the English Department has focused...

Contrasting media in the classroom

Contrasting media in the classroom
October 4, 2015

s night falls, frustration builds. That test tomorrow is worth 50 percent of the grade, and students all across the grades at MVHS are in need of answers to their burning questions. The chances are...

Powderpuff 2014 Finals Sophomores vs Seniors

Senior coaches Rami Dwidar and Justin Cena celebrate their teams success at the end of the game.
March 16, 2014

The Class of 2014 takes home their second Powderpuff championship On March 14,2014 The Classes of 2014 and 2016 competed in the Powderpuff Finals. These are Highlights from that game.

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Sophomore Felicia Hou takes a break from the hand-painting the ocean.
September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have...

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year
August 22, 2013

As a new wave of students enters the campus and an older generation prepares to leave, students shared their resolutions for the upcoming school year. For freshmen, it brings new experiences; for...

Powderpuff: Sophomores win 5-4 in shootout

Senior Hitomi Sugimoto takes a jump shot and throws the ball into the sophomore net for a goal. Despite playing aggressively, the seniors fell to the unrelenting sophomores by a score of 4-5. Photo by Elvin Wong.
October 12, 2011

The sophomores come from two goals down to upset the seniors in the shootout 5-4 on the Oct. 12 Powderpuff finals. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Give It To Me" by Alex, licensed under CC BY SA. As...

Return of the speaker

Return of the speaker
April 27, 2010

  A college adviser, admissions officer and college handbook author — all in one   Not only can college be expensive and stressful — it can be confusing. Guest...

Dream floats

Dream floats
October 29, 2008

Behind the scene at MVHS's own Pixar studioFreshmen Class of 2012 Money can't buy the freshmen experience, but the freshmen had to be glad that it could buy them duct tape. The main idea of...

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