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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 ...

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Star Wars Spirit Week and Rally

Ilena Peng

January 27, 2016

he Star Wars themed rally and spirit week is in full swing! Click on the images below to see what others on campus are doing to show their school spirit each day and check back throughout the week for updates. ...

Star Wars Rally Week Dress Up Day 2: Twin Day

Star Wars Rally Week Dress Up Day 2: Twin Day

Neha Patchipala

January 26, 2016

Seniors Juhi Shah and Adithi Sajapuram Q: What made you want to do Twin Day? A: We always [participate in spirit day]. I owned a plaid shirt and she owned combat boots and we have similar styles because we both like black. It was pretty easy. Q: In the spirit of Twin Day, how did you guys me...

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

First competition, first place: Cheer starts the season off strong

Fatima Ali

November 6, 2015

Co-written by Priya Reddy. he true feeling of a team is in the air as the cheer members reflect on their frantic day. The bus ride home from Stockton is full of sore, exhausted girls, but their spirits have never been higher. Cheer recently placed first at their first competition of the season, k...

2015-2016 cheer team selected

2015-2016 cheer team selected

Anjana Melvin

April 9, 2015

Outside the locked doors of the dance room, about thirty girls sit in small groups nervously anticipating their turn to go inside and perform in front of a panel of three judges. While some of them spent their time doing homework or chatting about the upcoming Junior Prom and graduation, others waited...

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

Rahul Iyer

April 8, 2015

rowds of cheerleaders trickle into the auditorium where they will perform their routines before a panel of judges. The teams are immersed in anxious discussions, roaring laughter and boisterous small talk. In one corner of the room, however, the MVHS cheer team remains quiet. A few of the girls have te...

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 exposed to the Southern California teams, and usually [they] are our biggest competition,” junior...

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. Read More »...

Find out who are the Purple and Gold Award winners

Shuyi Qi

February 9, 2014

  Students receive awards for academic and extracurricular accomplishments on Feb. 7. Photos by Catherine Lockwood  Read More »...

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment of Homecoming

Pressuring others into class spirit events lessens overall enjoyment  of Homecoming

Eva Spitzen

October 4, 2013

Multicolored handprints etched on students’ faces are the same as war paint applied ceremoniously before battle. The rally is a fight to the death between valiant warriors screeching battle cries. Class points are vital ammunition to be used against daunting opposition. We get it. For a lot of...

Defining spirit: Tall & Short, homecoming 2013

Yuna Lee

September 29, 2013

rom quad decs to dress-up days to the rally, Homecoming gives students plenty of opportunities to display their class spirit. With all students participating in the festivities to varying extents, the experience is unique to each person. Join staffers Nathan Desai and Robert Sulgit as they explore the...