El Estoque

A starry night: Astronomy and Astrophysics Club host stargazing events

A starry night: Astronomy and Astrophysics Club host stargazing events

Laasya Koduru

May 24, 2019


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A starry night — long telescopes, clear terrain and vivid planets. At the start of each new school year, Astronomy and Astrophysics Club plans its cross-over stargazing events for the year. The preparation for each of these events requires heavy planning and commitment. One of the main tasks t...

The future of La Pluma

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 24, 2019


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s the school year wraps up, various teams and clubs reflect and rejoice in their accomplishments through celebrations including banquets. Many seniors look back on their extracurriculars as a core, defining aspect of their high school experiences, and hope to pass on their legacies in these clubs by ap...

New McClellan Rd. bike lane aims to improve safety

New McClellan Rd. bike lane aims to improve safety

Claire Chang and Andrea Perng

May 24, 2019


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Along McClellan Rd., the words “Bike lane improvements coming soon” with an image of a student bicyclist are highlighted in orange on a sign. Construction trucks and bright orange cones accompany it, marking construction that started on May 20 for a new bike lane. The new bike lane is part of...

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Rucha Soman, Tabitha Mendez, and Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019


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Under the fluorescent lights bouncing off the gym floor, the class of 2019 clothed in Matador garments and purple bandanas ripped through the white breakthrough poster, following the Farewell Rally tradition. As always, this year’s Farewell Rally was run by the current ASB and Leadership team, alongs...

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad

May 24, 2019


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On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday, May 24. Beginning with an introduction, the panelists, who were GSA club members, each introduced t...

TedX: Highlights of the past and the prospects of the future

TedX: Highlights of the past and the prospects of the future

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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This year, TedX at MVHS hosted two conferences consisting of guest speakers that sought to inspire and teach MVHS students, while focusing on the conference’s themes which were redefining reality and igniting ideas. A variety of speakers came to speak this year, including former Chief Data Scientist und...

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

Rana Aghababazadeh and Brandon Ng

May 24, 2019


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During the summer before each school year, the Monta Vista Robotics Team (MVRT) hosts a program called Head Start, in which incoming underclassmen learn the necessary skills to join the team; these skills  then are retaught during the larger training sessions. From September through December, the team host...

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019


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osing your towels to the toilet and phoning in  room service for assistance doesn’t exactly sound a conventional tournament experience, but for sophomore and Model UN (MUN) training officer Nelson Mu, this memory is one of the countless others that have made his experience on this year’s team unfo...

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Stuti Upadhyay, Kamyar Moradi, and Alyssa Hui

May 19, 2019


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Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

May 14, 2019


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The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. Known for its difficulty and tight selection ...

The gold coins of junior year

The gold coins of junior year

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen

May 14, 2019


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AP tests, SAT prep and junior prom — while junior year is notorious for test taking-torment and heaps of schoolwork, the silver linings and gold coins sprinkled throughout both semesters made this year a year for the books. Check out the best or worst moments of these six juniors below:   ...