El Estoque

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

Emily Xia

May 25, 2018


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Her heart beat quickly as she turned her computer on. For the past week, sophomore Audrey Lai had perked up at every new email she received, yet she had not found the one she was looking for. As she opened a tab and loaded her email, her face lit up. An email from the Monta Vista California Scholars...

Down to a science

Down to a science

Helen Chao

May 25, 2018


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How students and their science mentors help one another

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


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Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Banding together

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


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President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year

Five tips on solving a Rubik’s cube

Five tips on solving a Rubik’s cube

Alyssa Hui

May 24, 2018


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Veteran cuber sophomore Nitin Subramanian shares five tips for solving a Rubik’s cube

SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

Jennie Chen and Andrea Schlitt

May 24, 2018


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On April 30, Science National Honor Society hosted a long anticipated Stanford Speaker Panel, inviting five postdoctoral scholars to speak about their experiences working in the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG). Over 30 SNHS members participated, asking the scholars...

A fork in the road

A fork in the road

Mallika Singh, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


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Living in Silicon Valley, the metaphorical heart of technology, STEM majors are very common at MVHS. Often, for some, it can be easy to forget that there are different career paths out there — outside of the world of STEM. Senior Cheri Zhou has explored this different path as she chose to be an art ...

Drawing up a new team

Drawing up a new team

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

May 22, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter two months, ArtReach’s first art competition is coming to a close, with results being announced on May 24. A club devoted to creating donatable art, ArtReach’s main motto is to give back to the community. The competition began on Jan. 24 and applications ended on March 12....

Speech and Debate: A year later

Sreya Kumar

May 22, 2018


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After a year in the club, the new members of Speech and Debate shared what they have learned and improved their skills in the club. For many of them, they went in as scared, timid students, wanting to learn how to be more expressive, and slowly turned into courageous, confident speakers. Look throug...

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Priya Reddy

May 18, 2018


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Learn how to draw caricatures with the officers of Art Club

Outcome of the AP Exams

Outcome of the AP Exams

Aditya Dash and Jai Uparkar

May 16, 2018


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As students filed out of the testing center after taking their AP Government exam, senior Victor Ho notices the smiles on the faces of many students around him. Discussing with each other about the difficulty of the test, Ho and the other students reach a consensus that the test was quite easy, which...

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Ananya Bhat

May 7, 2018


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The excitement was palpable. Gloved fingers fidgeted with costumes, nervous giggles floated through the air and anxious bodies shifted their weights from one leg to another as the performers patiently waited their turn. They had waited so long for this — in fact, they had waited two weeks longer than ...