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Welcoming diversity

Welcoming diversity

Jai Uparkar

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs

enior Sabina Law remembers the first time she was introduced to Bhangra. When she was a freshman, she watched the Bhangra team perform a routine for the MVHS Dance Team, which she was part of, and noticed how the dance form was completely different from her own. She was used to performing softer mov...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting passes, the Matadors of...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started on Jan. 6 at 9:15 AM...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six juniors and seniors ...

Three MVHS students make it to semifinal round of Siemens competition

Three MVHS students make it to semifinal round of Siemens competition

Jasmine Lee

November 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Siemen Competition, a prestigious science-based competition is well-known for many students, interested in the field of science research. Recently, two MVHS students, junior Anika Cheerla and sophomore Iris Xia, have become this year’s Siemens semifinalists. In addition, senior Arjun Subramonian has...

MVHS Raas becomes a club

MVHS Raas becomes a club

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Making sure that they have all their gear — speakers, costumes and their dandiyas, the captains of MVHS Raas wake up and get ready for the day. Throughout the day, they practice and run through rehearsals. After a long and exhausting day, they pack up their cars full of the equipment they hauled ov...

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Michelle Wong

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On March 21, tensions were high as the Matadors finally faced their long-anticipated opponent, Cupertino HS. After their win against Lynbrook HS on March 16, MVHS awaited their game against their rival CHS, which the team believed would be a much more difficult opponent. What began as a strong start by...

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave

March 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs

hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State Qualifier and NSDA National Qualifier tournaments. On Friday, Feb. 24, all three debate teams met from...

Seasons of success

Seasons of success

Karen Ma

March 8, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Briefs, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports

very season for the past 18 years, MVHS’ varsity badminton team has played and won the top division. Every year before the spring season, the MVHS Badminton Club hosts open gyms at least once a week in the field house for badminton enthusiasts to play and for team members to put their newly acquir...

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Ilena Peng

April 8, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

ach year, the Marquesas hold tryouts to determine their award-winning team. On April 7 those tryouts were held in the MVHS dance room. Amongst the newcomers, there were also seasoned veterans who are required to go through the audition process. Every member of the dance team must re-audition each ye...