El Estoque

Journey to math

Journey to math

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

November 21, 2018


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Sophomore Parth Asawa will never forget the pride he felt after attending his first math competition in fourth grade. He won second place statewide, and this positive experience helped him develop a passion for competitive math. The next year, he attended the same competition but left disappointed a...

A fall treat

A fall treat

Shuvi Jha

November 21, 2018


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On Nov. 7, Bite Club, a club centered around food and nutrition, gathered for its second meeting of the year. The theme was centered around Halloween and autumn, as students were taught how to make candy apples. In the front of the room stood President and senior Elysha Tsai, as she used the club...

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Tabitha Mendez and Kamyar Moradi

November 21, 2018


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On Thursday Nov. 15, the MVHS Politics club, also known as JSA (Junior State of America), met in F102 to go over the logistics of their first conference of the year, JSA Fall State in San Jose. Senior and president Adamya Srivastava debriefed and told members what will be in store for them at the con...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

Charlotte Chui, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018


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n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japanese American Association of Northern Calif...

A Story to Remember

A Story to Remember

Laasya Koduru

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

Self-driving cars. Proteins that help patients with cardiac problems. Smartphone addiction versus drug addiction. These are all various topics that MVHS’s science magazine Res Novae staff writers wrote about for their first cycle. In Res Novae, a long process takes place behind the scenes befor...

Welcoming diversity

Welcoming diversity

Jai Uparkar

November 21, 2018


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enior Sabina Law remembers the first time she was introduced to bhangra. When she was a freshman, she watched the Bhangra team perform a routine in front of the MVHS Dance Team, which she was part of, and noticed how the dance form was completely different from her own. She was used to performing softer mov...

The heart of ArtReach

The heart of ArtReach

Sarah Young, Graphics editor

November 20, 2018


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ArtReach is a club where students can make arts and crafts typically during lunch. The crafts they make are then donated to non-profit organizations, children's hospitals or elderly homes all while gaining volunteer hours. They meet up twice per month at Math teacher Melinda Gaul, the club advisor’s, roo...

Exploring the brain with MV Neuroscience

Exploring the brain with MV Neuroscience

Oishee Misra

November 20, 2018


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For senior and MV Neuroscience Club president Siddhi Shah, a family friend diagnosed with autism was what spurred her initial interest in neuroscience. A middle schooler at the time, Shah recalls spending a lot of time with him and observing how everyone treated him differently. After her introduction to neuroscience, Shah...

Science Olympiad contest preparations

Science Olympiad contest preparations

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

November 19, 2018


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On Nov. 17, MVHS Science Olympiad members gathered at junior and Co-VP of Engineering Aditya Chittari’s house to attend a study session to prepare for upcoming competitions early 2019. Partners competing in the same event, such as thermodynamics or engineering, met up to share their progress and con...

Planting roots: Standing tall

Planting roots: Standing tall

Flora Peng, Tyler Cho, and Collin Qian

November 19, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, Roots Christian Club

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Roots Christian Club members attended the United in Christ (UIC) Praise Night at the River of Life Christian Church. Hosted by all the local Christian Clubs of the FUHSD, the theme of gathering was “Valiant.” Drawing inspiration from the Bible verse, Luke 24: 32, the messa...

Linked together

Sreya Kumar and Brandon Ng

November 19, 2018


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Entering high school, freshman Ajit Chamraj didn’t know what to expect. He definitely wasn’t expecting the rows of juniors and seniors, donned in purple tie dye shirts, welcoming him and his fellow freshmen as they walked into the field house for the first time. Soon after, the upperclassmen, who Chamraj e...