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...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — ...

New finals schedule

New finals schedule

Anirudh Chaudhary

December 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Question, NEWS

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]his semester, students’ finals schedule were like nothing they had ever seen before. On Dec. 11, students will arrive at school for their first period classes at 7:35 as usual. However, this was followed by 25 minute periods, right before their seventh-period final after ...

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Aanchal Garg

August 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Reading her new schedule, freshman Anokhi Shah was dismayed to find that she did not receive Spanish 2, a course recommended in order to continue to Spanish 3 in her sophomore year. In the past few years, more and more students have been finding discrepancies in their course schedule and what they req...

Students make use of early dismissal during Finals Week

Students make use of early dismissal during Finals Week

Renee Pu

December 13, 2015


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he finals week schedule is a bit different from previous years — instead of going home at 3:30 p.m., students will not have class after 12:30 p.m.. Students plan to make use of this extra time in many different ways; some regard it as a chance to relax, while others believe that...

Seventh period AP Physics conflicts with 2013-2014 sports

Seventh period AP Physics conflicts with 2013-2014 sports

Joyce Varma

August 22, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Students petition administration to schedule class in an earlier period, but are rejected. Read More »...

New AP class added to science department

New AP class added to science department

Deepa Kollipara

March 11, 2009


Filed under NEWS

While most schools are panicking about losing classes due to budget cuts, MVHS is giving students an even longer list of classes to select from during the upcoming course selection fair. Read More »...