Beyond the magazine: One kill after another

When the junior boys volleyball team is hosting a game, the varsity team is already on the court preparing for its own match. Each player has their own miniature routine to follow before each match. Across the court is senior captain Prathik Rao, who shoots hoops almost an hour earlier than when he’s supposed to…

Boys volleyball: Team defeats Los Altos HS in senior night game

Up against a Los Altos HS team with a 2-10 league record, the Matadors came into their senior night game feeling confident of a win. After a brief ceremony for seniors Prathik Rao and Yash Hegde, MVHS took the court and the players seemed laid back, all smiling and sharing jokes. “I think a lot…

Retiring the Racket: Badminton holds memorable senior night on April 27

Sparkly silver tiaras rested on the seniors’ heads as they stood outside the field house waiting for a cue. For the beginning of their senior night, they’d replaced the badminton rackets they normally held with glittery, colorful wands. And once they were called inside by a former team member, senior Manasa Handady, they came into…

Fashion Club holds Spring Fashion Show

Every year, Monta Vista Fashion Club holds and annual fashion show at the end of the year to showcase all of the members’ hard work throughout the year. This year was no exception, as their Spring Fashion Show held on May 20 featured skirts, tops and other designs. Aditi’s collection As it’s her last year…

New York passes law for free college tuition at state schools

New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law authorizing the Excelsior Scholarship program, which is designed to provide tuition for students going to public colleges and state universities families earn less than $125,000. But tuition-free college is not new to the United States. In fact, the University of California system originally provided free undergraduate…