El Estoque

Junior Aishwarya Natarajan on Model UN

Junior Aishwarya Natarajan on Model UN

Sanjana Murthy

October 26, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

It is clear from the way her eyes light up and her hands move as she talks that junior Aishwarya Natarajan is truly passionate about Model UN. She joined Model UN at the beginning of her sophomore year and now serves as the club’s Conference Logistics Manager. Natarajan is responsible for matters...

Basketball club opens up to new members

Basketball club opens up to new members

Pranav Jandhyala

October 24, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Like any other Monday, senior Oren Lev could not wait for lunch to start. He counted down the seconds until he heard the bell ring, jumped out of his seat and bolted out of the classroom. He started towards the field house when he saw his friend, senior Sujay Gorti and they began organizing teams for...

Kira Williams produces a well balanced relationship between passion and work

Kira Williams produces a well balanced relationship between passion and work

Vanessa Qin

October 23, 2014


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Last year, Kira Williams spent five months out of the school year as a substitute teacher at MVHS. Her most memorable experience teaching was with MVHS photography teacher Tyler Cripe’s class. Within the six weeks at the beginning of the year and eight weeks at the end of the year that William sta...

Q&A: MV Science Olympiad Club hopes to provide support for their local science community

Q&A: MV Science Olympiad Club hopes to provide support for their local science community

Aditi Desai

October 23, 2014


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MV Science Olympiad is a relatively new club on campus that offers preparation resources for the Science Olympiad as well as opportunities to participate in other various science competitions. As competition season approaches, El Estoque sat down with club president senior David Wang and Director ...

Apple announces new iPad models

Apple announces new iPad models

Jady Wei

October 20, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Amid the release of a slough of new devices, Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on Oct. 16. Following the iPad release ceremony, Apple placed these devices up for pre-order in the Apple store. The Air 2 is the company’s thinnest iPad to date, and the iPad Mini 3...

MVHS Chinese Club diabolo

MVHS Chinese Club diabolo

Trisha Kholiya

October 20, 2014


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[View the story "How to master the Diablo:" on Storify] Created with flickr slideshow. Photos by Trisha Kholiya....

Cupertino road construction is part of year-long project

Cupertino road construction is part of year-long project

Jady Wei

October 17, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Cupertino is not among the most populous cities, but it is certainly one afflicted with dense prime-time traffic. Rows of vehicles that line up bumper-to-bumper stretch across highways and roads. Over the past few weeks –– and for the next several weeks to come –– Cupertino’s traffic will...

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Four choirs hold their debut concert

Mingjie Zhong

October 17, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

First choir concert of the year features Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations At 7 p.m. on Oct. 9, parents and students filed into the Auditorium to watch the Fall Debut Concert, featuring all four MVHS student choirs  — Esperanza, Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Variations. Esperanza...

French Honor Society celebrates Fête du Fromage

French Honor Society celebrates Fête du Fromage

Sharon Tung

October 15, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

   Co-written with Dylan Tsai     Twenty-five members of the French Honor Society met in B103 after school on Oct. 10 to celebrate the light-hearted aspects of French culture that cannot be experienced through a textbook. The annual Fête du Fromage, or “...

Spanish Honors Society holds party to encourage students’ enthusiasm for Spanish culture

Spanish Honors Society holds party to encourage students’ enthusiasm for Spanish culture

Harini Shyamsundar

October 13, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Reporting and photos by Harini Shyamsundar. As the door to A212 swings open, an extraordinary sight meets the eyes of any lingering spectators: a classroom full of students wearing bright plastic sombreros with their hands in the air, as they loudly sing along to Enrique Iglesias’ newest hit sing...

Ultimate frisbee takes flight

Ultimate frisbee takes flight

Pranav Iyer

October 12, 2014


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

  It’s called ultimate. But is this sport actually superior to the rest? The majority of people would doubt this, with ultimate not even being one of the top 10 sports in the country, according to many sources, including sporteology.com. However, members of Monta Vista Ultimate Frisbee are o...

Roots Christian Club introduces accountability groups

Roots Christian Club introduces accountability groups

Elia Chen

October 11, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

t the end of sophomore year, Roots Christian Club officer senior Sonia Lee recalls going through an identity crisis. She began to question what the point of going to school and believing in Christianity was and because of this, she even stopped going going to church and attending Christian Club. ...