Saturday, May 7, 2011

MHS wins DeJesus baseball tourney

by Y-Dan Bui

The Milpitas Trojans Varsity Baseball team began the season by winning three games to take home the Michael DeJesus tournament, according to Coach Chuy Zamudio. The tournament, which took place February 22-26 this year, annually honors Former Player Michael DeJesus who was killed in 2005.

The Trojans were able to win due to the team’s ability to limit huge mistakes and play sound defense, Zamudio said. It was important for the team to start off strong right out of the gate.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Plot complicated by Limitless ideas

by Mary Kay De Guzman

Though it is not true that human beings do not use the full capacity of their brain power, the film Limitless directed by Neil Burger takes on the challenge of having a person be able to tap into the 80% of the mind that is left unused. Based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, the film chronicles a man’s life at the moments before and after he begins taking a special drug that taps into the brain’s full potential.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Badminton season starts; freshmen have ‘potential’


This year’s badminton season officially started on March 21 at Monta Vista High School, Head Coach Jonathan Huynh said. According to Huynh, he hopes to have everyone play well this season.

Huynh encourages the athletes to play with confidence. He wants to make sure the players know that he can help them, Huynh said.

“[I don’t teach] because I love the sport,” Huynh stated. “It’s because I love to teach and to see kids succeed in what they love to do.”

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Golf ‘off to good start’; team gains ‘experience’

by Bonnie Cheung

The MHS Golf Team is off to a good start this season with a league record of 6-3. In comparison to last year, the team is more mature as they have gained more experience, according to Coach Nathan Dixon.

Dixon’s goal for the team this year is to have the team’s top two golf players win the league, so they can go to the league tournament. However, it is more important to have as much fun as possible, Dixon said.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Classic tale of knights comes alive in Merlin

by Kewa Jiang

The vivid and vibrant Arthurian world comes to life in the show Merlin, which has already ended its third season on the BBC and had premiered in the US two years ago on NBC. Merlin, unlike previous adaptations of the legend, begins with an arrogant Arthur (Bradley James) as a prince while Camelot is ruled by King Uther Pendragon (Anthony Head), his father. Merlin, likewise, is not a sagacious, old wizard, but a young man who becomes Arthur’s friend and man servant after saving his life. Many other well known characters from the legend appear, but with a twist. For example, Guinevere (Angel Coulby) is a servant girl in the castle and not a damsel-in-distress Arthur saves. Moreover, Lancelot is introduced as a commoner who wishes to be a knight, but cannot because knights must be of noble birth.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spring trends at MHS

by Hanna Tran

As the season changes from winter to spring, the warmer weather calls for fewer layers and new styles to add to one’s closet. Many new trends have popped up recently in the fashion industry to prepare the masses for the coming of this new season.

One idea that fashion designers and vintage stores are promoting is the fact that Letterman jackets are not only for athletes anymore. Loose-fitting and comfortable, Letterman jackets, or varsity jackets, have soared in popularity for men and women this spring season. The versatility of these sporty jackets can be worn day or night and for any occasion. Paired with jeans and a contrasting t-shirt, one can spend a casual day out with friends. However, wearing a Letterman jacket with a solid or striped sweater and khaki pants can suit as wear for a more formal night out.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Boys’ Tennis ‘slowly improving’


The Boys’ Varsity Tennis team has started off the season with a ?-? overall record, according to Head Coach Bill Conley. The team has a 5-3 record in the El Camino League, Conley added.
This year’s team is more balanced than last year’s. Although the team is inexperienced, team members have been helping each other to get better, Conley said.
“We’re practicing really well,” Conley said. “Every day we see our team getting better on the court.”

One of the team’s weaknesses is a lack of experience, Conley said. In particular, the team lacks any USTA (United States Tennis Association) players, according to Conley.