El Estoque

Andrea Schlitt

Andrea Schlitt

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Andrea Schlitt is a senior at MVHS and a third year staff member. She enjoys exploring issues that matter through different mediums. She currently serves as a copy editor for El Estoque and previously served as a news editor and beats editor.

SNHS prepares for heart dissection meeting

SNHS prepares for heart dissection meeting

Andrea Schlitt

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 19, SNHS and FPPN held a joint meeting to prepare members for their annual heart dissection. As students gathered in room B103, the officers presented on the anatomy of the heart, various heart diseases and safety precautions. The official heart dissection will tentatively tak...

Celebrating the new year

Celebrating the new year

Andrea Schlitt

February 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Dec. 31st at 11:59 p.m., people gather around the world to celebrate the end of the year and welcome the new one. Streamers fill the air, champagne glasses clink and cheers echo across the room. While this is the only new year some celebrate, millions of others spend about ...

Repeal of Net Neutrality sparks debate on Internet freedom

Repeal of Net Neutrality sparks debate on Internet freedom

Andrea Schlitt

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Net Neutrality on Dec. 14, there was an outpouring of anger, frustration and confusion on the internet. The vote was close, with three votes for the appeal and two against. This overturned the regulations that were set...

VTA study aims to improve transportation

VTA study aims to improve transportation

Andrea Schlitt

December 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o get around the Bay Area, drivers are all well aware of three highway options—85, 101 and 280. But along with that knowledge often comes complaints about traffic, especially around rush hour. To help potentially improve these problems, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

Glow in the dark: DIY lava lamps

Glow in the dark: DIY lava lamps

Andrea Schlitt

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 6, excitement filled room B101 as Science National Honor Society members prepared to make glow-in-the-dark lava lamps. Before they gathered their materials, SNHS activity manager junior Tiffany Chen stood in front of the room and explained the science behind what makes t...

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant Roulette: Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Andrea Schlitt

November 11, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Restaurant Roulette

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Tanto Japanese Restaurant in Sunnyvale. Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale,...

Fall fashion throughout the decades

Fall fashion throughout the decades

Andrea Schlitt

October 3, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very year as leaves turn from a rich green to a crisp red, fashion changes accordingly to represent new trends. From bright floral dresses to muted pantsuit sets, fashion in each decade can take sharp turns and surprise couture enthusiasts. Take a look at trends over the years throug...

Chinese Honor Society welcomes new members

Chinese Honor Society welcomes new members

Andrea Schlitt

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Sept. 8, Chinese Honor Society held their first meeting of the year to introduce new members to their club. As a nationally recognized club, CHS has a lot of offer for their members, from participating in the annual Cherry Blossom festival to celebrating Chinese holidays togeth...

Breaking stereotypes with the #DreamBigPrincess campaign

Breaking stereotypes with the #DreamBigPrincess campaign

Andrea Schlitt

September 14, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, Disney has partnered with Girl Up to create a campaign to empower girls all around the world. Their campaign, titled #DreamBigPrincess, features photos of girls in princess costumes doing everyday activities. The realistic portrayal aims to inspire girls to be more than jus...

Future Practicing Physicians Network holds annual dissection meeting

Future Practicing Physicians Network holds annual dissection meeting

Andrea Schlitt

May 19, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n April 19, Future Practicing Physicians Network held their annual dissection meeting, attracting a room full of eager members. According to FPPN president and senior Shriya Perati, FPPN holds dissections on different body parts each year—sheep brain in 2014, sheep heart in 2015 an...

Between the numbers: Statistics behind a community college education

Between the numbers: Statistics behind a community college education

Andrea Schlitt

May 16, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, OPINION

39,250,017. As of 2016, almost 40 million people reside in California. And as of 2017, almost 2.3 million of those residents attend community college in California. A college education is becoming pervasive in today’s workforce so much so that students have to find financially viable and academically strong ...