El Estoque

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

[dropcap] C[/dropcap]ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha...

Into the rainbow

Into the rainbow

Gauri Kaushik

February 27, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of News, NEWS, News Multimedia

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he reali...

Meet the new science department lead

Meet the new science department lead

Om Khandekar

October 11, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]iology teacher and AVID coordinator Pooya Hajjarian started his teaching career as a student teacher at MVHS in 2008. By the time his tenure came to an end, he was forced to find work elsewhere. Yet Hajjarian found his way back to MVHS a year after his student teaching days, taki...

Woman with poster makes accusations against student’s father

Woman with poster makes accusations against student’s father

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS, Top Headlines

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]inutes before the end of the school day on October 9, community activist Charlene Lee set up with a poster in the MVHS student parking lot. The poster had accusations about a senior’s father conspiring with another person to lie to the Milpitas Police Department about assaulting w...

The lane less traveled

The lane less traveled

ZaZu Lippert

September 13, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Print news

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very weekday morning at 7:30 a.m., senior Justin Lin rolls into school, adding his bike to the crowded racks by the side of the A building. This is the home of MVHS’  prolific cycling community. About 32 percent of MVHS’ student population bike or walk to school every day, according to a ...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Main slider, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

  [dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommunity activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat tar...

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

ZaZu Lippert

May 28, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Print news

Co-reported with Chetana Ramaiyer  [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the past few weeks, it was difficult to go through a single day on the MVHS campus without hearing about “Earth Deconstructed: Before the Flood,” an event put on by MVHS faculty and students in partnership with the Tech Museum. From try...

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 5, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Best of News, Education, NEWS

When you walk into the library, students are studying on your right. In front of you is the computer lab with more students doing work. On your left, however, crowding the corner of the library is a giant display. Behind the white walls of the folded display is the sixth traveling exhibit on America...

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 10, 2017


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 1972, after Friday night football games, MVHS students would meet up at the McDonald's near highway nine, now known as De Anza Blvd. There was a Taco Bell, a Shakey's Pizza and a parking lot packed with cars. People would smoke marijuana, drink beer publicly and race their cars dow...

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s lunchtime at MVHS on March 8. Like any other day, students are sprawled all over the school. It’s not obvious at first. Looking a little closer, however, it becomes clear that many students happen to be wearing the color red. This is no coincidence. Though some m...