El Estoque

Science National Honor Society invites Stanford scientists to speak

Science National Honor Society invites Stanford scientists to speak

Elena Khan and Justine Ha

March 15, 2019


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On March 12, Science National Honor Society invited four Stanford graduates, Rachel Agoglia, Dan Homberg, Katie Solari and Laura Bogar, to speak at MVHS. All four of them work in biology research, studying in fields varying from fungi research to human cortical spheroids. Each of them explained their li...

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

ASB plans to revise MVHS Constitution

Sara Entezar

March 15, 2019


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MVHS’ Constitution was brought to the attention of ASB by advisor Mike White in recent months, allowing reconsideration of the document’s instruction. The document, similarly formatted to the U.S. Constitution, presents the Preamble, followed by multiple Articles which outline the roles of ASB, Cl...

A passion for fashion

A passion for fashion

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 15, 2019


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he big curtain had been lying on her mother’s shelf for a while now, gathering dust. Its thick fabric, worn with time, faded into a light navy blue. While it might have been a waste of space for her mother, for senior and Fashion club co-president Bernice Lin, it was her first step into designing h...

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Claire Chang and Brian Xu

March 15, 2019


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unior Ellie Chen draws a small rectangle on a piece of paper, labeling it “green.” She continues to draw bigger rectangles, labeling each with a different color, and hands it to the senior citizen sitting across from her. Picking up a watercolor pencil, the senior citizen begins to color. On M...

Improv Club hosts first lunchtime performance

Improv Club hosts first lunchtime performance

Alyssa Hui

March 15, 2019


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Members enjoy playing games in front of an audience

Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

Hannah Lee and Collin Qian

March 15, 2019


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hile other students are sleeping in or spending time with friends on March 18, Director of Partnership with Business Project and sophomore Mark Solomonik and Director of American Enterprise Projects and junior William Yang will lead an event to provide opportunities for fellow students to find internshi...

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

BITE Club and Korean Club host the Spicy Noodle Challenge

Shuvi Jha, Claire Yang, and Helen Chao

March 14, 2019


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THE NOODLE TASTING Students gushed through the doors of B103, licking their lips with anticipation. Amid the KPOP songs being played in the background and the students’ voices as they excitedly conversed with each other, the participants came, ready to partake in the popular Spicy Noodle Challenge....

Advanced Drama’s annual Shakespeare showcase

Advanced Drama’s annual Shakespeare showcase

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

March 14, 2019


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On March 1, the Advanced Drama class performed scenes from Shakespeare classics like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “12th Night.” The student-run showcase of Shakespearean scenes requires students to either direct or act in one of the five scenes and perform each of the scenes...

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Rana Aghababazadeh and Ruth Feng

March 13, 2019


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“xcuse me, cupcake coming through.” Arbitrary phrases such as this may be heard during the MV Cinema Club’s meeting, along with competitive yelling about which composer curated the music for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” Vice President and sophomore Arjan Madan revealed that throughout March,...

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Iman Malik

March 13, 2019


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Nothing. That was what junior Jacob Nie felt after he qualified for the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) for the second time in a row. After scoring a 22 out of 25 on the preliminary F=ma exam, Nie wasn’t particularly emotional about the results. “I didn’t feel anything,” Nie said. “Either you make it ...

Tea and Tunes: Chinese club hosts party with boba and karaoke

Tea and Tunes: Chinese club hosts party with boba and karaoke

Emily Xia and Julia Yang

March 13, 2019


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he air filled with chatter as Chinese club members filed into room A204 on March 12. A karaoke machine was set up in the center of the room, and trays of pearl milk tea from Cafe Lattea and small red candies were displayed on the side desk. Senior Jessica Lee walked up to the front of the room and tested t...

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Jasmine Lee

March 10, 2019


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On Feb. 15, Leo Club met to discuss the upcoming volunteering opportunities and emphasized the importance of following the club on its varying social media platforms, such as Instagram, in order to remain updated at all times. As a senior, Leo Club president Rahul Sawney looks back into his first ye...