El Estoque

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="light" size="4"]S[/su_dropcap]enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in s...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are current...

Opting out of curriculum

Opting out of curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

October 16, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Education, NEWS

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]efore coming to MVHS, assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz spent his time travelling around the country talking to crowds of educators about what to do when curriculum clashes with a student’s personal beliefs. The topics of the clashes varied as much as the beliefs of the people...

History teacher Bonnie Belshe chosen as Mount Vernon Teacher Fellow

Gauri Kaushik

May 31, 2017


Filed under A closer look, NEWS

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]E[/su_dropcap]ach year, four to six teachers from across the nation are selected by the Mount Vernon Teacher Fellowship program to research and create lesson plans regarding a specific historical topic. This year, MVHS U.S. and AP U.S.History teacher Bonnie Belshe was...

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...

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Gauri Kaushik

October 18, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting in Aug. of this year, reports and videos of creepy clowns terrorizing people have gone viral across the country. Now, law enforcement, including the Santa Clara Police Department, have started taking measures against the threatening clowns. SCPD's department head attended...

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

Andrea Schlitt

May 17, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS, Science & Technology

Co-authored by Nanda Nayak [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s not uncommon to see name after name of MVHS students on lists of science competition winners. But with those countless science experiments conducted comes the long list of materials used for research. Commonly seen items may include pipettes or centr...

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

Aditi Desai

April 4, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Education, NEWS

Seniors Neeha Kadavakolanu, Ajunee Kohli, and Keerthi Krishnan share their ways in coping with rejections, ways to destress, and the overall environment of college decisions. Neeha Kadavakolanu: Motto: Everything happens for a reason. Ways to destress: "Some people know the deadline...

A closer look: Literature teacher Sara Borelli’s paper dresses

A closer look: Literature teacher Sara Borelli’s paper dresses

Nanda Nayak

March 14, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS, Uncategorized

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Divya Santhanam remembers the day she first walked into literature teacher Sara Borelli’s freshman literature class and noticed the vivid decor that filled the room. “I liked how the room was very distinct, and how when I walked in the first time, there was so much t...

A closer look: Steps behind AP test registration

A closer look: Steps behind AP test registration

Shriya Deshpande

February 5, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he summer seasons of May and June often bring afternoons by the pool and ice cream outings. But for many high school students, it also means AP testing. As the AP exam season looms, with registration lasting from Feb. 1-26 and exams from May 2-13, students have started preparing for tedi...

A closer look: On the walls of Clarke’s classroom

A closer look: On the walls of Clarke’s classroom

Amita Mahajan

October 26, 2015


Filed under A closer look, NEWS

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]rossword-puzzles, collages, Elvis. These three seemingly unrelated objects carry a single similarity — they take the forms of clocks in English teacher David Clarke’s classroom. The total number of timers ticks at 11. Yet many of these devices go unnoticed on a first visit to his cl...