El Estoque

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

Michelle Wong

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology

[su_dropcap style="flat"]F[/su_dropcap]rom sheep brains to fetal pigs, it's not uncommon for dissections to take place in physiology and biology classrooms. Students are taught to cut through tissue and cartilage to gain a deeper understanding of how the human body works. But aside from dissections, MVH...

How it works: 23andMe

How it works: 23andMe

Ruth Feng

October 12, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION, Science & Technology

In the last few years, there’s been a growing interest in DNA analysis and ancestry tracking based on that analysis. Many social influencers or even people here at MVHS have bought the testing kit provided by 23andMe and other similar sites to determine the breakdown of their ethnicity, with some m...

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology, STEM

With the promise of a great meeting and free cookies, young scientists, new students and returning members alike,  packed into room B111 on Friday, Sept. 1, excited for a memorable year ahead. The bustling group slowly settled down and quieted as president senior Srijani Saha pointed to the bright pres...

MVHS alumnus wins gold at International Chemistry Olympiad

MVHS alumnus wins gold at International Chemistry Olympiad

Gauri Kaushik

September 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Science & Technology

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince his junior year at MVHS, 2017 alumnus Steven Liu has been working towards competing in the International Chemistry Olympiad. His hard work paid off this July when Liu and his teammates won gold representing the U.S. in Thailand. The Chemistry Olympiad is a multi-stage comp...

Big Apple, Little City: Looking at Apple’s influence on Cupertino

Big Apple, Little City: Looking at Apple’s influence on Cupertino

Nathan Stevens

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS, Science & Technology

[su_dropcap style="flat"]H[/su_dropcap]e wakes up to the sound of an alarm ringing from his iPhone 7. Walking over to his closet, he chooses what to wear from one of the 30 Apple t-shirts he owns. He then packs his backpack, only putting in a couple sheets of binder paper and an iPad, on which he does...

A look back at Apple’s past

A look back at Apple’s past

Roshan Fernandez

March 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Science & Technology

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]pple is one of the biggest phenomenons of our generation, especially here in Cupertino. With a new headquarters currently being constructed, the company has came a long way since it was founded in 1976. Check out the infographic and timeline below to learn more about the legacy of ...

Robotics team starts build season

Robotics team starts build season

Vivian Chiang

February 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology

Another year. Another challenge. Another team. After the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff on Jan. 7, MVHS’ robotics team, MVRT, started their six-week build season. Every team participating in FRC gets six weeks after the challenge is revealed to build, design and program a robot that is...

Sibling team makes it to national finals in the Siemens Competition

Sibling team makes it to national finals in the Siemens Competition

Karen Sanchez

November 20, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, Science & Technology

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Anika Cheerla was checking her emails, eager for a response before arriving home on the 14th, Monday evening. After making it into regional finals with her brother, senior Nikhil Cheerla, the team awaited news of their placement within the Siemens Competition. After se...

Sophomore wins national award for flood sensor

Sophomore wins national award for flood sensor

Gauri Kaushik

September 15, 2016


Filed under NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Science & Technology

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring floods, traffic jams seem to be a dreaded reality. But while others complained, sophomore Sanjana Shah decided to do something about the problem. She built a flood sensor, a device that senses rising levels of water and alerts the proper services. This became her winning...

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Deconstructing The Martian: How drama, art, journalism, history, and science converge

Jessica Xing

June 6, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS, Science & Technology, The Martian: Deconstructed

Footage taken by Itay Barylka and video edited by Chetana Ramaiyer  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tues. May 24, the Tech Museum in San Jose brought together different subject areas all across the board, as Drama, Art, Journalism, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry and AP US History came together for The ...

SNHS members share favorite scientific discoveries

SNHS members share favorite scientific discoveries

Jennie Chen

May 18, 2016


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, Science & Technology

Co-authored by Andrea Schlitt Scientific breakthroughs and findings are made everyday, advancing and improving our knowledge of the world we live in. These innovations range from the release of a new iPhone the discovery of a new galaxy many light years away. After spending a year in Science National...