El Estoque

A fork in the road

A fork in the road

Mallika Singh, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES

Living in Silicon Valley, the metaphorical heart of technology, STEM majors are very common at MVHS. Often, for some, it can be easy to forget that there are different career paths out there — outside of the world of STEM. Senior Cheri Zhou has explored this different path as she chose to be an art ...

Drawing up a new team

Drawing up a new team

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

May 22, 2018


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fter two months, ArtReach’s first art competition is coming to a close, with results being announced on May 24. A club devoted to creating donatable art, ArtReach’s main motto is to give back to the community. The competition began on Jan. 24 and applications ended on March 12. The pieces were...

Speech and Debate: A year later

Sreya Kumar

May 22, 2018


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After a year in the club, the new members of Speech and Debate shared what they have learned and improved their skills in the club. For many of them, they went in as scared, timid students, wanting to learn how to be more expressive, and slowly turned into courageous, confident speakers. Look throug...

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Priya Reddy and Songjun Na

May 18, 2018


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Learn how to draw caricatures with the officers of Art Club

Outcome of the AP Exams

Outcome of the AP Exams

Aditya Dash and Jai Uparkar

May 16, 2018


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As students filed out of the testing center after taking their AP Government exam, senior Victor Ho notices the smiles on the faces of many students around him. Discussing with each other about the difficulty of the test, Ho and the other students reach a consensus that the test was quite easy, which...

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Ananya Bhat and Songjun Na

May 7, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The excitement was palpable. Gloved fingers fidgeted with costumes, nervous giggles floated through the air and anxious bodies shifted their weights from one leg to another as the performers patiently waited their turn. They had waited so long for this — in fact, they had waited two weeks longer than ...

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

ZaZu Lippert, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

The lights dim as students crowd into the black box. After exploring the MVHS Arts Festival outside, they venture into the dark space which will soon become illuminated with the visions of the MVHS Fashion Club designers. Read below to learn more about the inspiration for some of the collections and...

MVHS Art Festival celebrates student artwork

MVHS Art Festival celebrates student artwork

Claire Chang, Print Features Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On Saturday, April 28, all of the pieces created by art students throughout the school year culminated in the MVHS Art Festival, a three hour event hosted by the Art Department to celebrate their work. “I’m really involved in the art department so I thought it was only right that I come to ba...

Team FemStem’s app-building process

Team FemStem’s app-building process

Charlotte Chui

April 30, 2018


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n April 23, freshmen Ria Doshi, Eesha Ramkumar and Harini Arumugam submitted their app as part of the Technovation Challenge, an international six-week competition in which teams build an app to target a global issue of their choice. The three Technovation members, who together make up Team FemStem, ...

The college process comes to a close

The college process comes to a close

Mallika Singh

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs

s April slips by and the weather gets warmer, seniors find themselves with time on their hands. The college application process is finally completely over. Take a look at some of the seniors’ thoughts on this feeling. ...

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n April 9 and 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) combined their clubs to perform heart dissections on sheep hearts. Prior to the dissection, members were asked to identify the different chambers of the heart, as well as the the position and functi...

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

Shuvi Jha

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ith finals and AP exams just lurking around the corner, springtime can be quite stressful for MVHS students. Knowing this, the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is currently exploring various stress-relieving activities to help lighten the school atmosphere, with one of the prominent proposals being the use o...