El Estoque

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Hannah Lee, Shuvi Jha, and Stuti Upadhyay

October 15, 2019

Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing

Protesters demonstrate outside Representative Ro Khanna’s town hall meeting

Members of the Hindu community protest against Khanna's alleged hypocrisy regarding his views on Gandhi.

Iman Malik and Swara Tewari

October 12, 2019

Members of the Hindu community protest Khanna’s alleged anti-Hindu and anti-Gandhi ideas expressed in Twitter response

The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS’ 50th anniversary

The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS' 50th anniversary

Jayanti Jha, Shuvi Jha, Jefferson Lee, Tina Low, Jai Uparkar, and Claire Yang

September 27, 2019

Exploring multiple facets of MVHS culture in honor of its 50th anniversary

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Dhruvika Randad and Elena Khan

May 2, 2019

On the weekend of April 27 and 28 at Memorial Park, the city of Cupertino held its annual Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage through a variety of traditional activities and performances. A wide range of booths and vendors were set up at the festival each day from ...

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

To better understand plastic recycling, MV Environmental Science club organized a trip to BioCellection, a biotechnological organization dedicated to transforming unrecyclable plastics into sustainable materials. According to officer and junior Kreena Parikh, what they found, was almost a tale of Rum...

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh

March 28, 2019

“Jennifer Garner copied me.”   When Alice Wu wore a black, punk rock skirt to school, Jessica Lee, her friend since sixth grade, would distance herself from Alice in embarrassment. Nobody knew months later that Jennifer Garner would be wearing the same outfit as Alice on the red carpet, an...

Pride for GSA

Pride for GSA

Dhruvika Randad

December 17, 2018

As the first semester comes to an end, the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club concludes the year with satisfaction. From organizing their annual Coming Out Day to partnering with teachers for Q&A panels to showcasing presentations on fundamental topics like allyship, the GSA officer team is proud o...

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Speaker Dr. Kelly Troiano, pediatrician, shares her personal experiences with mental health and how to regulate it. Photo | Dhruvika Randad

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

Locking down practice

Locking down practice

Sunjin Chang

November 5, 2018

According to CNN, there has been at least one shooting per day in 2018. In preparation for the possibility of an active shooter on campus, MVHS participated in a lockdown drill on Oct. 23 during the last few minutes of second period, leading into the first 20 minutes of tutorial. During the drill, teachers...