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Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Karen Ma

September 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

n Aug. 24, renowned pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a song that broke the record for most plays in one day on Spotify and topped charts in 10 countries. Its video, released just three days after, gained the most views within the span of 24 hours in Youtube history. The song, “Look What...

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

Karen Sanchez

January 22, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Videos

n Mar. 7 2014, television screens displayed images of a white plane with red and blue lines on its side accompanied with the word ‘Malaysia’ across a variety of channels. Reporters faced cameras as they broke the news to the world and scurried behind screens to update their stories. The same story was ...

A sit-down with filmmaker and REX co-president Yash Goyal

A sit-down with filmmaker and REX co-president Yash Goyal

Trisha Kholiya

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs

A scene plays out live in front of the director's eyes, with the lens of the camera separating the film from the action. From behind the lens of the Canon 70D camera they use to produce the majority of their bigger films, REX production members watch their written scripts performed aloud as they record ...

Dance team reflects on memories

Dance team reflects on memories

Ananya Bhat

December 7, 2015


Filed under Briefs, Interactives, Multimedia, NEWS, Video

Having just performed their Winter show, the captains of the Dance team, seniors Naomi Wang and Carissa Yee and juniors Cherie Kim and Riona Guha, take a look back at old memories from previous shows and talk about how close they’ve grown over the years. Click the buttons in the video to hear what the...

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Behind the scenes at the Halloween Haunt

Meghna Gaddam

October 21, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, Video

Every year, students from across the Bay Area visit California’s Great America Halloween Haunt for the thrill, scares and spine-chilling scenery. While the visitors enjoy themselves in the scare zones and mazes, the employees stand in the sidelines, witnessing every piercing scream and petrified reaction. Video/Reporting By- Meghna Gaddam, Filming/Reporting By- Fati...

Three easy recipes for students

Three easy recipes for students

Priya Reddy

September 25, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Food, Multimedia, Video

Hungry to learn some new recipes for when you get hungry? Don’t worry, Cultural Cuisine Club's got you covered. Cultural Cuisine Club, a club focused on teaching students how to prepare food from around the world, brings you these three easy recipes that you can make with ingredients you already ha...

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Meghna Gaddam

September 23, 2015


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Breaking it Down, Featured, OPINION

MVHS is lucky to be a school with great students and great resources; however this is not always the case. Just within our neighboring cities, we see schools with proficiency rates as low as 25 percent, and low funding for improving education, which eventually creates a detrimental impact on those s...

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Sunday Shuffle: Sophomore Sarah Harb and Kyle Jones

Priya Reddy

September 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Sunday Shuffle, Video

On Sunday Shuffle, a student and a teacher swap their favorite songs and get to experience the other’s music taste. This week’s video features sophomore Sarah Harb and Biology/Physiology teacher Kyle Jones. Watch the video down below to see their reactions! [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt-_LtKc6ko[/embedyt] Filmed and Edited by Priya Reddy and Vijeet Chaug...

Sunday Shuffle: Senior Kevin Wang and Shari Summers

Sunday Shuffle: Senior Kevin Wang and Shari Summers

Priya Reddy

August 30, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Video

On Sunday Shuffle, a student and a teacher swap their favorite songs and get to experience the other’s music taste. This week’s video features senior Kevin Wang and choir teacher Shari Summers. Watch the video down below to see their reactions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6kp0eIh74Q     Filmed and...

Pulling back the curtain

Pulling back the curtain

Priya Reddy

August 22, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Video

Monta Vista SNL is a student run production put on every year. Unlike most drama productions, SNL is almost completely student run. From costumes to props to scripts they do it all. As students themselves the  directors are better able to connect with the all the others that are trying out. As drama...

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

When Electronics teacher Ted Shinta entered his room at lunch on Nov. 19, a group of students had already trickled in. Having made F108 their usual hangout, they played computer games, ate their lunch and discussed the meaning of Forrest Gump. On this Wednesday lunch, three additional students waited...