El Estoque

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

A testament to good times: seniors’ thoughts on Roots Christian club

Bill Cheng

May 25, 2018


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As the classroom lapses into comfortable silence, history teacher and club advisor Margaret Platt begins to speak. She talks at length about how honored she has been to be the advisor, witnessing amazing things that the club has done, and how she hopes that the new advisor will be able to lead the clu...

Leo Club hosts end-of-the-year banquet

Leo Club hosts end-of-the-year banquet

Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On May 19, the soft hum of music is drowned out by the excited chatter of customers inside Cupertino’s BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. Tucked in the corner of the side room, MVHS Leo Club students cluster around long tables, talking about upcoming finals between bites of pasta and pizza. Eventually,...

The rise of AP test memes

The rise of AP test memes

Aanchal Garg

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

As each AP testing season comes and goes, many students worry about the exams they have to take and the content they have to study. However, over the last couple of years, there’s been a rise in AP test memes, where students who have already taken the exam post memes on social media such as Twitter...

A review of Design It’s past year

A review of Design It’s past year

Stuti Upadhyay and Michelle Wong

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs

As the 2017-2018 school year wraps up, MVHS Design It’s officers identify what went well during the year and what could be improved. The club recently picked next year’s executive officer team, and will select regular officers in the next couple weeks. By understanding the club’s strengths and weak...

Bite Club’s final meeting

Bite Club’s final meeting

Hannah Lee

May 25, 2018


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Bite Club members celebrate their last meeting with food-making kits

Volleyball Club: the ups and downs

Volleyball Club: the ups and downs

Aditya Dash and Rajas Habbu

May 25, 2018


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Throughout the school year, students and volleyball enthusiasts anxiously waited for the volleyball club to announce open gym dates. As the school year commenced, the number of open gyms started to diminish. Officers desperately tried to maintain regular open gym times, but their attempts failed each ...

California Poppy

Rucha Soman

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Hurt at the end

Rucha Soman, Rana Aghababazadeh, and Chetana Ramaiyer

May 25, 2018


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Two-thirds of the way through the Spotlite performance, senior and Andaaz captain Dhruv Parikh ran backstage in severe pain. While still recovering from the commotion, Parikh realized he had dislocated his shoulder. “I hurt it in a step which involved hyperextending my arm with a jump step [but] ...

Class of 2021 reflects on their first year at MVHS

Sara Entezar and Ishani Singh

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs

How expectations vs. reality differ when it comes to entering MVHS

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

CSF’s new officers adjust to their positions

Emily Xia

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Her heart beat quickly as she turned her computer on. For the past week, sophomore Audrey Lai had perked up at every new email she received, yet she had not found the one she was looking for. As she opened a tab and loaded her email, her face lit up. An email from the Monta Vista California Scholars...