El Estoque

Reacting to finals: Chemistry club

Bill Cheng

December 15, 2017

  ne of MVHS’s most rigorous science classes is AP Chemistry. Taught by Kavita Gupta and Supriya Moore, this course involves the understanding and mastery of a myriad of scientific concepts, according to College Board's guide to the AP exam. One of the resources available to students i...

Out competed

Out competed

Shayon Moradi

December 14, 2017

This year, according to Forbes, 6700 big-box stores are expected to close throughout the United States. Big retail stores that have been fixtures in American malls for decades like Sears, Macy's and Kohls are getting out competed in the marketplace. With the end of the recession and the blooming of t...

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Claire Yang

December 12, 2017

Students discuss why they want to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017

n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen and freshman Conner ...

A glance at the New Student Support Club

A glance at the New Student Support Club

Julia Yang

December 11, 2017

For students coming from abroad or from other schools, MVHS may seem like a very intimidating place that takes a bit time to adjust to, whether it be the language, environment, or academics. However, with the New Student Support Club on campus, these struggles can be easily overcome as the club officer...

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Leadership prepares for Cozy Café

Carol Lei

December 11, 2017

On December 7, Leadership students arrived at MVHS at 7 a.m to design Cozy Café, a set-up of couches, Christmas trees and firefly lights in the Student Union. Cozy Café was the fourth planned spirit event of Holiday Week, following other events like Pajama Day and Bring Your Own Mug Day. It was set...

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Leo Club gets involved in the Earth Stewards program

Ria Kolli

December 11, 2017

n December 8, MV Leo Club members are sprawled across the wooden benches by the gardener’s shed at McClellan Ranch Preserve. Laughing, chatting and snacking on fruits and hummus, they wait for other members to show up, before their time volunteering for the Earth Stewards Program begins. The prog...

Glitched scores

Glitched scores

Aditya Dash

December 11, 2017

ophomore Ankit Rustagi was able to take a look at his PSAT score three weeks prior to the original release date, between Dec. 11-13. When he was first told by his friends about the leak, Rustagi rushed to take a look at his score and was quick to find out that his score had been one of the many which...

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

New Res Novae staff writers complete first writing cycle

Claire Chang

December 10, 2017

Res Novae recently completed their first cycle, in which all staff writers wrote articles for the online website. Some of these articles were featured in the Res Novae October Newsletter, the first of three newsletters this school year. Three new Res Novae staff writers reflect on their experiences and the thi...

Which summer program is right for you?

Which summer program is right for you?

Jennie Chen

December 10, 2017

ver the summer, students may decide to get a job or spend time with family. But for those interested in pursuing science, it is often recommended to find a program or internship that helps foster research skills necessary for their respective fields. Science National Honor Society holds annual meetin...

Memories from speech and debate

Memories from speech and debate

Sreya Kumar

December 10, 2017

s the semester comes to an end, the excitement over competitions in the Speech and Debate club slowly dies down. It has been an eventful season for students in the club, as many of them have placed in competitions and brought along with them many memories. Scroll down to see students’ most memorable exper...

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

December 10, 2017

s the holiday season approaches, Bite Club vice president senior Ashley Chang shares her favorite Christmas recipe. Creme brulee is a Catalan dessert that consists of a custard base topped with a layer of caramelized sugar. Read the graphic below to learn more about how to make creme brulee. ...