El Estoque

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

The build season comes to a close for the Monta Vista Robotics Team

Emily Xia

March 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the month of February, the Monta Vista Robotics Team has been hard at work on their robot for the competition season. After placing second at nationals last year, MVRT is determined to have another successful year. The robot-building process is strenuous, with all 150 members of...

Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Sunjin Chang

March 9, 2018


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[dropcap]“W[/dropcap]ould you ever consider dropping a class?” In response to this under-asked question at MVHS, there is a clear disparity between the answer of freshmen and seniors’. MVHS culture has continuously encouraged students to take higher-level classes, normalizing taking AP and honor...

A fresh taste of South Korean snacks

A fresh taste of South Korean snacks

Claire Yang

March 9, 2018


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[dropcap]K[/dropcap]orean Club officers stack boxes upon boxes of Korean snacks on top of each other, each item painted with bright colors, branded with an easily distinguishable label. Lotte, NongShim and Orion are three of the largest snack-producing companies in South Korea, selling massively popula...

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

City Council hosts community forum for development plans

Andrea Perng

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Local, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 10, members of the Cupertino City Council will take the stage to hear Cupertino residents discuss the new developments in town. According to host and citizen organization Better Cupertino’s website, mayor Darcy Paul will attend, as well as city council member Steven...

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Priya Reddy

March 9, 2018


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Art club hosted an interactive meeting last week introducing Henna, a traditional form of body art popularized in India. After a short presentation by the officers detailing the background of Henna, the members dove into their own practice during lunch, decorating their skin with bright gold cones ful...

Neutral Density Films prepares for their first production of the year

Neutral Density Films prepares for their first production of the year

Vivian Chiang

March 9, 2018


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Neutral Density (ND) Films is currently producing their first film of the year, a comedy sketch about a boy whose high-five is left hanging. The film starts off at a couch in front of a plasma screen television, with two friends playing video games. When one of the boys holds his hand up for a high-five,...

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Science National Honor Society holds Elephant Toothpaste lab

Jennie Chen

March 8, 2018


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[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...

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ite Club members gathered in room B101 on March 1 to discuss how to turn everyday food products into skincare essentials. The officers said that both what is ingested and what is put on the skin can affect our skin’s appearance. Read the infographic below for tips on how to integr...

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

Aditya Dash

March 6, 2018


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[su_dropcap]O[/su_dropcap]n Thursday, March 1st, school financial specialist Calvin Wong was seen at the office sorting papers and registering students who had signed up to take the AP exam. With registration papers all around him, Wong patiently went through each student’s form and checked them. Though s...

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Sports Medicine Club lends a hand at Rustbuster

Om Khandekar

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

Although track and field’s second annual Rustbuster event was held at MVHS, a new face manned the athletic trainer’s tent this year. Instead of MVHS athletic trainer Javier Margarito, treating athletes and tending to injuries was Fremont HS athletic trainer Mary Rhatigan. “I cover [FHS], my home [events], usually,...