El Estoque

A review of Design It’s past year

A review of Design It’s past year

Stuti Upadhyay and Michelle Wong

May 25, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Down to a science

Down to a science

Helen Chao

May 25, 2018


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How students and their science mentors help one another

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


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Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Banding together

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


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President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year

Five tips on solving a Rubik’s cube

Five tips on solving a Rubik’s cube

Alyssa Hui

May 24, 2018


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Veteran cuber sophomore Nitin Subramanian shares five tips for solving a Rubik’s cube

SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

SNHS holds Stanford Speaker Panel

Jennie Chen and Andrea Schlitt

May 24, 2018


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On April 30, Science National Honor Society hosted a long anticipated Stanford Speaker Panel, inviting five postdoctoral scholars to speak about their experiences working in the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics (CEHG). Over 30 SNHS members participated, asking the scholars...