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On Mar. 5, MVHS dove into the water at the Ron Freeman Aquatic Center ready to defeat rival Palo Alto HS at the first swim meet of the season. Family members, friends and teachers cheered on the deck while swimmers raced back and forth scoring points for their teams. MVHS secured the win for junior varsity/varsity girls. MVHS was defeated by PAHS in the varsity division, losing to varsity boys.
On March 3 at 6:15 a.m. , the MVHS campus was quiet as seniors gathered together on the bleachers on the upper field. They were dressed in blankets drinking coffee and socializing with their friends while waiting for the sun to rise. Senior Sunrise is an annual event set up by the senior class officers. Seniors took in the view of the sun rising over MVHS while class officers handed out free donuts.
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Jamba Juice, Starbucks or any fast food restaurant are popular go to places for refreshing smoothies. However, store-bought smoothies contain a high amount of sugar, sometimes amounting to about 58 grams. Smoothies made at home are a great way to stay healthy after a workout. Check out these homemade smoothie recipes that are both easy-to-make and delicious.
Stay full and fight disease. This high-fiber smoothie recipe becomes even healthier when you use organic kiwis.
- 1¼ cup cold apple juice
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 5 frozen strawberries
- 1½ tsp honey
COMBINE the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries and honey and blend until smooth.
Berry Good Workout Smoothie
Get the energy you need to power through your workout in minutes with this easy-to-make smoothie recipe. For an extra dose of calcium, try adding a teaspoon of organic kale powder.
- 1½ cup chopped strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 tbsp honey
BLEND all of the ingredients together.
Green Tea, Blueberry and Banana Smoothie
Antioxidant-rich green tea makes this healthy smoothie a nutritional powerhouse.
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 green tea bag or any tea bag that you use
- 2 tsp honey
- 1½ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ medium banana
- ¾ cup calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk
- MICROWAVE water on high until steaming hot (49℃) in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew for three minutes. Remove tea bag. Add and stir honey into tea until it dissolves.
- Blend berries, banana, tea and milk in a blender.
- ADD tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve.
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On a rainy Jan. 27, the girls basketball team took to the court against Los Altos HS. Early on, MVHS looked poised to win: over the first two quarters, they built a lead of over 15 points. Nothing done by LAHS could deter them. But after halftime, they began to lose energy, and the team settled into a third quarter slump that they couldn’t seem to shake. Early three point shots by senior Rhea Rangarajan were equalized by an onslaught of three pointers by Los Altos HS in the third and fourth quarters, until LAHS cut the lead down to 1. Foul trouble caused MVHS to alter their late game lineup, but last minute free throw heroics helped MVHS hang on for the win 46-43.
At MVHS, art is a field that is often looked upon as a hobby. However some students have dedicated their lives to making art. Two seniors describe their lives so far, growing up from an early exposure to art and forming it into a career in the art industry.
The lights dimmed and both sides of the bleachers fell silent. The referee blew his whistle and junior Anahit Falak dove into his stance and began to wrestle. It was the first league match of the season, and this meet was the first under head coach Joevon Barnes. This is Barnes’ first season coaching at MVHS, and on Jan. 5 months of practice were put to the test against Gunn HS. However, MVHS lost their first three matches and forfeited the rest until they got their first win in the 195lb match with senior Shayan Eslamian. Despite a string of consecutive victories after Eslamian’s match, MVHS was unable to match the 42 points Gunn HS had accumulated. The dual meet ended with MVHS losing 22-42.