El Estoque

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Swimming: Palo Alto HS defeats MVHS

Carol Lei

March 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 9, in the second to last home meet of the season, the MVHS swimming team lost to Palo Alto HS. The meet started approximately 30 minutes late due to technical difficulties. But once the meet was underway, events, such as the 100 free, 500 free, and 200-yard freestyle relay,...

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Carol Lei

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs

On December 7, Leadership students arrived at MVHS at 7 a.m to design Cozy Café, a set-up of couches, Christmas trees and firefly lights in the Student Union. Cozy Café was the fourth planned spirit event of Holiday Week, following other events like Pajama Day and Bring Your Own Mug Day. It was set...

Oscars 2018

Carol Lei

December 11, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The countless victims of sexual assault are finally speaking up. Politicians, journalists, actors, directors; powerful men are dropping like flies into unemployment after sexual assault accusations. At this rate, there should be an award show for all those getting fired. But is that enough? Is firing...

Q&A: Daily life of the leadership class

Q&A: Daily life of the leadership class

Carol Lei

November 5, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Leadership hardly gets a break with the back-to-back planning and executing of all the school spirit events. Senior Dhruv Parikh, 2018 class president, describes the planning processes and elaborates on the daily life of a leadership student. El Estoque: What are the main events leaderships covers? Dhruv...

Homecoming hangover

Homecoming hangover

Carol Lei

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Stressing from piles of homework? Feeling tired and out of energy? Waiting anxiously for the next school event? I’m no doctor, but here’s my diagnosis: it’s a Homecoming hangover. Homecoming week is arguably the most exciting week of the school year. Each day, there is something going on: tug of war, cheer-offs, skits, the Friday rally and finally, the cher...

TEDxMontaVista optimizing opportunity

TEDxMontaVista optimizing opportunity

Carol Lei

October 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

As the auditorium doors opened, students poured in to listen to speeches about optimizing opportunity. Within the two hour session, the audience witnessed five speeches: three live ones and two videos of previously given TEDx talks. The three live speakers, Archbishop Mitty High School Junior Aditi Chatradhi,...

Word on the street: shook

Word on the street: shook

Carol Lei

September 24, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Word on the street

The word “shook” is commonly defined as the past tense of shake, the act of rapidly moving an object either up and down or side to side. This homonym can also be denoted as being emotionally disturbed. This alternate use of the word shook has quickly circulated around campus over the past year. Tak...

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Carol Lei

September 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Leadership, OPINION

As the first rally rolled around, so did the first spirit week. In this year’s Welcome Back “Issa Rally” rally, the theme of music brought MVHS to pull out their neon shirts and gold chains. Leadership students took on their first week of poster making, rally set-ups and dress up days of the year...