El Estoque

Reacting to finals: Chemistry club

Bill Cheng

December 15, 2017


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  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of MVHS’s most rigorous science classes is AP Chemistry. Taught by Kavita Gupta and Supriya Moore, this course involves the understanding and mastery of a myriad of scientific concepts, according to College Board's guide to the AP exam. One of the resources ava...

Out competed

Out competed

Shayon Moradi

December 14, 2017


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This year, according to Forbes, 6700 big-box stores are expected to close throughout the United States. Big retail stores that have been fixtures in American malls for decades like Sears, Macy's and Kohls are getting out competed in the marketplace. With the end of the recession and the blooming of t...

Study reveals that vitamin D supplements can improve sleep quality

Study reveals that vitamin D supplements can improve sleep quality

Daniel Lin

December 12, 2017


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In an time when we're constantly surrounded by stimuli, whether it's the constant buzzing of our smartphones or the perpetual chatter of television sets, it has become increasingly difficult to find a good night's rest. A study published this year in the peer-reviewed journal "Nutritional Neuroscience" found...

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Claire Yang

December 12, 2017


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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Audrey Cui yawns as she flips through the thick textbook in front of her. She has been studying for hours, yet she still unceasingly scans the pages. The USA Biology Olympiad is just around the corner in February, and she is determined to pass the open exam. The USA Biology...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen ...

A glance at the New Student Support Club

A glance at the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

December 11, 2017


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For students coming from abroad or from other schools, MVHS may seem like a very intimidating place that takes a bit time to adjust to, whether it be the language, environment, or academics. However, with the New Student Support Club on campus, these struggles can be easily overcome as the club officer...

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Carol Lei

December 11, 2017


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On December 7, Leadership students arrived at MVHS at 7 a.m to design Cozy Café, a set-up of couches, Christmas trees and firefly lights in the Student Union. Cozy Café was the fourth planned spirit event of Holiday Week, following other events like Pajama Day and Bring Your Own Mug Day. It was set...

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Ria Kolli

December 11, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 8, MV Leo Club members are sprawled across the wooden benches by the gardener’s shed at McClellan Ranch Preserve. Laughing, chatting and snacking on fruits and hummus, they wait for other members to show up, before their time volunteering for the Earth Stewards Program ...

Glitched scores

Glitched scores

Aditya Dash

December 11, 2017


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[su_dropcap]S[/su_dropcap]ophomore Ankit Rustagi was able to take a look at his PSAT score three weeks prior to the original release date, between Dec. 11-13. When he was first told by his friends about the leak, Rustagi rushed to take a look at his score and was quick to find out that his score had ...

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

Claire Chang

December 10, 2017


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Res Novae recently completed their first cycle, in which all staff writers wrote articles for the online website. Some of these articles were featured in the Res Novae October Newsletter, the first of three newsletters this school year. Three new Res Novae staff writers reflect on their experiences and ...

Which summer program is right for you?

Which summer program is right for you?

Jennie Chen

December 10, 2017


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[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...

Memories from speech and debate

Memories from speech and debate

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the semester comes to an end, the excitement over competitions in the Speech and Debate club slowly dies down. It has been an eventful season for students in the club, as many of them have placed in competitions and brought along with them many memories. Scroll down to see students’ ...