El Estoque

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

Bill Cheng and Gauri Kaushik

April 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Thursday, April 12, students and parents filled the auditorium to hear from a panel of MVHS alumni about life after high school. The event, which was brought to MVHS by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and Cupertino Library Foundation, provided an opportunity to learn more about life after high scho...

Setting the stage for change: MVHS’s newest construction project

Bill Cheng

March 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 23, Principal April Scott sent a schoolwide email detailing the work that construction crews had been doing over the February break. Much of the rally court and walkways around the F building are still cordoned off as the modernization and upgrade process continues. There will b...

Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Rooting oneself in faith: Philippians 3

Bill Cheng

March 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ritten by Apostle Paul around 62 A.D., the Book of Philippians, a subset of the New Testament, expresses gratitude towards the members of the church in Philippi, Greece for providing him with aid during his time in prison. Roots Christian club decided to discuss Philippians 3 at o...

Summiting challenges: MVHS teachers undertake rock climbing

Summiting challenges: MVHS teachers undertake rock climbing

Bill Cheng

February 13, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ext to tight-rope walking and skydiving, one of the most nerve-wracking activities for those who fear heights is rock climbing because of the great heights involved. But for biology teacher Kenneth Gan and physiology teacher and leadership advisor Jenna Smith, rock climbing has become...

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Girls basketball: MVHS wins in fast paced game against Homestead HS

Bill Cheng

February 3, 2018


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] crowd slowly started forming in the bleachers of the gym after the JV basketball teams played in the third quad game of the season. Fans of the Matadors arrived to the news that the girls varsity team would not be playing in the quad game, but that their game had been shifted to ...

Reacting to finals: Chemistry club

Bill Cheng

December 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs

  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of MVHS’s most rigorous science classes is AP Chemistry. Taught by Kavita Gupta and Supriya Moore, this course involves the understanding and mastery of a myriad of scientific concepts, according to College Board's guide to the AP exam. One of the resources ava...

Spreading their roots: United in Christ Praise Gathering

Spreading their roots: United in Christ Praise Gathering

Bill Cheng

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday, November 11, Roots Christian Club members went to the Chinese Church in Christ - Cupertino to attend the first annual United in Christ Praise Gathering. UIC gatherings invite Christian clubs from all across FUHSD to worship God together. This gathering’s theme wa...

Roots Christian Club: a nation united in faith

Bill Cheng

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ee You at the Pole is a nationwide event where Christian students from all across America pray for the well-being of their schools. MVHS Roots Christian Club participated by gathering on the football field on Sept. 17 and doing several worship activities, including group sing-...

Spreading their roots: Roots Christian club

Spreading their roots: Roots Christian club

Bill Cheng

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ere at MVHS, one religious focal point is Roots Christian Club, which meets every Monday at lunch in C106. The club hosts and attends special events, such as having lectures from pastors and going to Unity in Christ conventions. UIC meetings give Roots the opportunity to interact wit...

Building its way to victory : MVHS Robotics

Bill Cheng

May 31, 2017


Filed under From the magazine

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]urreal. This was the first word that came to president of the MVHS Robotics team and senior Akhil Palla’s mind as cheers erupted around him when his team won second place in their division of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition...

The Art of Comics

Bill Cheng

May 31, 2017


Filed under From the magazine

Two years ago, senior Zach Hsieh began to notice several of his friends were drawing superheroes on their homework. On a whim, he followed their lead. Two years later, Hsieh has quit swimming and cut sleep in order to make more time to practice for a future career in comic drawing. He has helped several ama...

Forging a new path

Forging a new path

Bill Cheng

May 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s not every day that one hears that a peer is dropping out of high school. Even though it’s a rare sight in Cupertino, the dropout phenomenon is more commonplace around the nation and takes place for a variety of reasons. Sometimes. it is because of a financial crunch. S...