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Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Jennie Chen

March 8, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]cience National Honor Society met on March 2 to hold one of their “Reaction Series” experiments — the Elephant Toothpaste lab. The unique name comes the large foam produced by the chemical reaction, which looks like toothpaste large enough for an elephant to use. The lab...

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Costly Choices: Deciding to take AP Exams

Jennie Chen

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any aspects factor into the $94 standard fee for each College Board AP exam — paying experts to write exam questions, printing and distribution and paying graders to grade the free response questions. College Board’s website states that schools pay them $85 per exam, and receive...

Science National Honor Society holds Bacteriology Lab

Science National Honor Society holds Bacteriology Lab

Jennie Chen

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Monday, Jan. 29, Science National Honor Society’s officers provided a quick recap on the basics of bacteria, such as shape, structure, reproduction and the role it plays in human lives, in order to lead into the Bacteriology Lab. During the meeting, Vice President of Events...

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Jennie Chen

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree lives. That’s how many a single blood donation could potentially save, according to Stanford Blood Center Field Recruitment Account Manager Monica Doleshel-Aguirre. After the blood donations are tested for infectious diseases, the white blood cells are sent to labs for research,...

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Aiding the process: FAFSA and college application workshops

Jennie Chen

December 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen McKenna Parfet took the long-time substitute position for college and career advisor in mid-September, there were many changes and additions she envisioned making to the College and Career Center (CCC). One of the changes was hosting Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),...

Which summer program is right for you?

Which summer program is right for you?

Jennie Chen

December 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver the summer, students may decide to get a job or spend time with family. But for those interested in pursuing science, it is often recommended to find a program or internship that helps foster research skills necessary for their respective fields. Science National Honor Society...

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Fair and Lovely: Accepting our skin color

Jennie Chen

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very time senior Varna Chandar visits India, she notices the store shelves stocked high with skin lightening products and advertisements showing a frowning woman with darker skin and a happier woman with lighter skin. While the products may be a huge market in India, Chandar is discomforted...

Homemade Hipster: Poke bowl

Homemade Hipster: Poke bowl

Jennie Chen

November 15, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith so many ingredients and flavors, poke seems like a complex dish to make. But as long as you have some time and good quality ingredients, you can make great poke at home. There’s little to no cooking required, and the poke bowl is easily customizable — feel free to add creamy...

Twitter expands character count to 280 characters

Twitter expands character count to 280 characters

Jennie Chen

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n September 26, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the new Twitter character limit would be 280 characters. His message, delivered in tweet form, was 280 characters. This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limi...

Science National Honor Society hosts milk tie-dye lab

Science National Honor Society hosts milk tie-dye lab

Jennie Chen

October 4, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Monday, Sept. 25, students were introduced and encouraged to explore the concepts of surface tension and density during Science National Honor Society’s first lab of the year. SNHS officers described the lab, explaining that the low density of food coloring allows the coloring...

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Restaurant Roulette: Rio Adobe

Jennie Chen

September 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Rio Adobe in Cupertino. Address: 10525 S De Anza Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 A warm ambience and the sound of bustling kitchen staff greeted customers entering the restaurant. Service is friendly and quick. Unfortunately, customers were not able to order many of the dessert options such as chocolate empanada...

Release of Netflix’s Death Note movie revives debate on whitewashing

Release of Netflix’s Death Note movie revives debate on whitewashing

Jennie Chen

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ontroversy surrounding the whitewashing of Netflix’s “Death Note” movie adaptation arose long before the movie’s release date on Aug. 25. The movie was adapted from the original Japanese comic, which follows Light Yagami, a high school student who finds a notebook called the...