El Estoque

Childhood mistakes: Seniors reflect on the mistakes they made as children

Childhood mistakes: Seniors reflect on the mistakes they made as children

Stephanie Lam

May 29, 2017


Filed under Carry On, FEATURES

Originally printed in the May issue under the headline, "OOPS". ...

Root’s Christian Club holds its final meeting of the year

Root’s Christian Club holds its final meeting of the year

Stephanie Lam

May 29, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he now retiring officers of Roots Christian Club stood at the front of Mrs. Platt’s room May 22, as members both new and old trickled in for the meeting. The waft of pizza in the air made everyone hungry for pizza, but the meeting could not officially start unti...

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Sunday Projects: A day at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Stephanie Lam

May 8, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he smell of fresh kettle corn being popped. The taste of soft mochi. The shriek of children shouting out above the deep thump of traditional drums. The feeling of itchy gravel and grass. The sight of a small pink cherry petal floating past a Hello Kitty bouncy house....

Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Q and A: Bianca Yongyuth

Stephanie Lam

April 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Swimming & Diving

Freshman Bianca Yongyuth discovered her affinity for water nine years ago, as a 5-year-old. She currently swims year-round with the Santa Clara Swim Club and for the Matadors in the spring, as a freshman on varsity. Yongyuth’s love for swimming has taken her to swim meets across the country, from Califo...

Roots Christian Club holds club’s first prayer walk

Roots Christian Club holds club’s first prayer walk

Stephanie Lam

April 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]R[/su_dropcap]oots Christian Club meetings have always been inside history teacher Margaret Platt’s room, C104, Mondays during lunch. However, on Monday, April 2, the members and officers were nowhere to be seen. Instead of having their usual meeting in C104, the Root...

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Softball: Team suffers 5-2 loss against Los Gatos HS

Stephanie Lam

April 4, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]I[/su_dropcap]t was windier than usual when the softball team took their places on the field. The wind carried sounds of rustling trees and shouts from the boy’s baseball team.. But all of those noises were soon ignored by the the softball team and its audience. All...

Link Leaders host Capture the Flag game for the class of 2020

Link Leaders host Capture the Flag game for the class of 2020

Stephanie Lam

April 2, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

Senior Matthew Ho  labels each person as either a one or a two. Though the count was random, freshmen and Link Leaders were almost equally divided among the two teams . [su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]F[/su_dropcap]reshmen and Link Leaders stand on the sidelines of the football field as Link Lead...

Softball: Team falls against Santa Clara HS

Softball: Team falls against Santa Clara HS

Stephanie Lam

March 24, 2017


Filed under Softball, SPORTS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]D[/su_dropcap]uring the first inning, parents and friends of the MVHS girls softball team sat quietly on the bleachers. Meanwhile, on the other side of the bleachers, SCHS fans cheered. Everyone was focused on the scoreboard, which read the score: 5-0 Despite a rough first and second inning, during t...

From UCLA to UC Berkeley: Sexual misconduct cases from all UC campuses are released

From UCLA to UC Berkeley: Sexual misconduct cases from all UC campuses are released

Stephanie Lam

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap style="flat"]O[/su_dropcap]n Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Daily Californian, University of California, Berkley’s newspaper, released an online article revealing 124 cases of sexual misconduct conducted by UC faculty members over the months from January 2013 to April 2016. Among the misconducted were award-winning scholars, department chairs a...

It’s a date: March 2017

It’s a date: March 2017

Stephanie Lam

March 9, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Sure, I'm free that day, what do you want to do? Spring Break may be a month away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take a break from school. Travel around Cupertino and San Jose and attend these upcoming events to relax. From the MVHS musical “The Little Mermaid” to the magic of a Harry...

With all their heart and soul: Choir’s Valentine’s Day concert

With all their heart and soul: Choir’s Valentine’s Day concert

Stephanie Lam

February 14, 2017


Filed under Choir, ENTERTAINMENT

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]A[/su_dropcap]t 6:45 p.m on Friday, Feb. 10, choir teacher Shari Summers dismisses the group of choir kids from their final rehearsal, leaving them with several minutes of free time before the Heart and Soul concert begins. As soon as Summers leaves the piano, th...

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise

Stephanie Lam

February 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs, La Pluma

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he La Pluma officers sat inside David Clarke’s room on Friday, Feb 1, waiting for their members to come. By 12:50p.m., however, only three members had shown up. Despite the low attendance, according to La Pluma Officer Olive Wu, the La Pluma officers engaged everyone...