El Estoque

Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

Charlotte Chui and Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 19, 2020
How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”

Homecoming Rally 2019

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra October 13, 2019
Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
How I finally figured out why school spirit is so important

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia September 11, 2019
How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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                       ...

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