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Debating through a screen

The three branches of debate Monta Vista offers | Graphic by Irene Tang
Members of Monta Vista Debate (MVSD) reflect on the the shift from in-person debates to online
October 24, 2020
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Record number of MV Speech students qualify for States

The MV Speech Team pose at the end of the CFL state qualifiers tournament.
Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School
March 9, 2020
Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School

Speech and Debate Club’s SCU Tournament

Speech and Debate Club's SCU Tournament
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University
January 8, 2020
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University

Outmaneuvered: Go Club’s canceled tournament

Go Club members spectate as senior Jack Tian and senior Joseph Jang face off in a match.
Despite unexpected shortcomings, Go Club holds internal tournament in place of canceled competition
November 23, 2019
Despite unexpected shortcomings, Go Club holds internal tournament in place of canceled competition

MV Esports and Gaming Association host first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament

MV Esports and Gaming Association host first Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament
24 gamers compete in a Super Smash Friday tourney
October 21, 2019
24 gamers compete in a Super Smash Friday tourney

A game well played: how Chess Club officers began playing chess

A game well played: how Chess Club officers began playing chess
Chess Club’s officers share their experiences with chess
September 27, 2019
Chess Club’s officers share their experiences with chess

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals
MVHS members of the KMS Gold team share their experience competing at the 2018 middle school National Tournament
May 25, 2018

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save...

Smash Club’s first tournament of the year

February 1, 2018

Smash Club held its first tournament of the year on Jan. 26. Players from all grades met in the student union to test their skills in both friendly battles and battles for rankings. On five different TVs,...

Smash club holds its first tournament

Smash club holds its first tournament
October 18, 2017

The popular console game was released almost two decades ago, but Super Smash Bros. continues to bring people together. On October 6, MVHS Smash club held its first tournament of the year. Students filed...

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
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....

Views from the bench: Team USA’s 10-day trip to Spain

Views from the bench: Team USA's 10-day trip to Spain
December 8, 2016

Watch the video below to follow our World Junior badminton team through our 10 days in Spain! Expectation: Lug racquet bag around Spain for a week. Play and watch the best of each nation’s youth...

Wrestling: Team introduction

Wrestling: Team introduction
January 9, 2013

The varsity team introduces its wrestlers after winning its first tournament of the year. The wrestling team celebrates their victory at the Faultline Duals Tournament at Redwood High school...

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