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Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for...

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

Shriya Deshpande

December 7, 2016


Filed under Culture, OPINION, Opinion Digital, Videos

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom pearl milk tea and falafels to Apple computers and iPhones, Cupertino is defined by its cultural, technological and educational advancements. In some aspects, the city has changed drastically over the years but there are also some aspects in which it hasn’t. Explore what Cupertino...

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

When every word counts: new changes in UC prompts gather mixed reactions

Ilena Peng

May 18, 2016


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]our prompts, 1,400 words. Starting next year, this is how each University of California applicants will get to express what they’ve learned from their 17 or 18 years of life experiences. College essays have become synonymous with college applications. But recently, the UC system...

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Changing Seasons: The evolution of winter sports

Amita Mahajan

March 11, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Co-reported with Pranav Iyer. Correction: The number of seniors on the girls basketball team in the magazine from 2012-2015 were inaccurate. The correct numbers are reported below. Boys Soccer: A losing team was quickly turned into a winning program that eventually reached the CCS playoffs for the f...

New School Loop login confuses many

New School Loop login confuses many

Bill Cheng

August 21, 2015


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first day of school, and confusion already runs rampant throughout the campus. Library media teacher Laura Utile’s desk is already under siege, as students organize themselves into queues stretching across the library. Utile frantically types away at her keyboard as she...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Akshay Agrawal

December 9, 2011


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

After soliciting questions concerning change at MVHS from readers, El Estoque sought answers from Dean of Students Michael Hicks and 2012 class officers. In the following videos, Hicks speaks to student-administration communication and dances, while the class officers discuss graduation. ...

Powderpuff has an increased weight for Homecoming scores

Powderpuff has an increased weight for Homecoming scores

Dickson Tsai

September 29, 2010


Filed under SPORTS

  The Homecoming score this year factors in crowd participation at games Read More »...