El Estoque

A look back at Model UN’s first month

A look back at Model UN’s first month

Oishee Misra

September 27, 2018


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Almost 90 MVHS students congregate in C106 during lunch, some talking loudly amongst one another and others wolfing down food. During the interest meeting, most aren’t talking about global politics, but the ones that decide to stay in the upcoming months certainly will be — not because MVHS student...

Meet the Technovation Officers

Meet the Technovation Officers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

September 27, 2018


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With the start of the school year, club officers begin to organize their first meetings, Club Info Day and events they’ll participate in throughout the school year. Technovation President and senior Isha Chakraborty and other officers have been preparing for the new Technovation members – young ...

Leading a Lasting Legacy

Leading a Lasting Legacy

Jai Uparkar

September 23, 2018


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he odds seem to be stacked against the captains of MV Bhangra. It is  the first time in many years that all the leaders are new to the position. On top of that, they are responsible for finding new and upcoming talent for the team, as nine seniors — about half of their team — had graduated last...

Expanding Red Cross

Expanding Red Cross

Swara Tewari, Features editor

September 23, 2018


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Red Cross held its first meeting during lunch on Sept. 9 in room B103. The officers introduced themselves and highlighted Red Cross’ mission statement and the volunteer opportunities that would be available throughout the year.

Forever 20

Forever 20

Sunjin Chang, News Editor

September 22, 2018


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On September 19, passersby B201 would have heard a group of students singing “Happy Birthday” during every period as Japanese teacher Keiko Howard celebrated her birthday. Howard is often referred to as “Sensei,” as this is the proper way to refer to a teacher in Japan. Howard told her students...

Aspirations for La Pluma

Aspirations for La Pluma

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

September 15, 2018


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As students slowly start to get into the swing of the new school year, many have begun to think about joining clubs and teams. For students who enjoy creative writing, junior and officer Pratya Poosala says that La Pluma is a suitable place for them. “Creative writing is a very important part of my life, and I f...

Raas: Preparing for a new season

Raas: Preparing for a new season

Herman Saini and Stuti Upadhyay

September 13, 2018


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Divya Suresh (11) Indian classical dancing has been a part of junior and Raas captain Divya Suresh’s life since she was five years old. Her mother, who danced when she was younger, wanted to see her daughter finish dance training because she was personally unable to do so. Her mom’s encou...

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


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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


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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


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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...