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Speech Club’s October Social

Speech Club’s October Social

Anjali Singh

October 18, 2019

Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Elena Khan

November 21, 2018

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club is divided into junior varsity and varsity. Each person can choose what tournaments they want to a...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

Charlotte Chui, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japanese American Association of Northern Calif...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood

Sarah Young

March 31, 2018

n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with teenagers. Riera began the speech by asking the audience the first things that came to mind when de...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Devika Watave

May 31, 2017

2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament. This year, the club will be sending sophomore Eesha Moona to the state speech tournament and...

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Devika Watave

September 28, 2016

espite the changes MVHS Speech and Debate went through this year – including a shift in advisors, new coaches and a program to increase accountability – one thing has remained the same. Junior Amita Mahajan and senior Sajeev Saluja have retained their positions as presidents for two years now. Whil...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Fatima Ali

September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception. As the new year begins and younger officers assume leadership of the club  — junior Sajeev Saluja w...

First Amendment Challenge: Freedom of speech

First Amendment Challenge: Freedom of speech

Harini Shyamsundar

February 24, 2015

Religion. Speech. Press. Assembly. Petition. The First Amendment of the Constitution establishes these five fundamental freedoms which have become essential liberties in the United States of America. So in honor of Scholastic Journalism Week, we are participating in the 1 For All First Amendment Challenge to...