El Estoque

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Crafting a traditional farewell: The Farewell Rally

Rucha Soman, Tabitha Mendez, and Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019

Under the fluorescent lights bouncing off the gym floor, the class of 2019 clothed in Matador garments and purple bandanas ripped through the white breakthrough poster, following the Farewell Rally tradition. As always, this year’s Farewell Rally was run by the current ASB and Leadership team, alongs...

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad

May 24, 2019

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday, May 24. Beginning with an introduction, the panelists, who were GSA club members, each introduced t...

TedX: Highlights of the past and the prospects of the future

TedX: Highlights of the past and the prospects of the future

Keshav Taneja, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019

This year, TedX at MVHS hosted two conferences consisting of guest speakers that sought to inspire and teach MVHS students, while focusing on the conference’s themes which were redefining reality and igniting ideas. A variety of speakers came to speak this year, including former Chief Data Scientist und...

A look at Chinese Club’s new officers

Julia Yang

May 24, 2019

During lunch on May 21, Chinese Club announced their new officer team for the 2019-2020 school year to the club members. The officer team had worked together to move through the officer selection process. Applicants were asked to fill out an online application due the week before spring break. The application...

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

Rana Aghababazadeh and Brandon Ng

May 24, 2019

During the summer before each school year, the Monta Vista Robotics Team (MVRT) hosts a program called Head Start, in which incoming underclassmen learn the necessary skills to join the team; these skills  then are retaught during the larger training sessions. From September through December, the team host...

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019

Model UN training officer Nelson Mu shares insights about his past two years in the club

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Stuti Upadhyay, Kamyar Moradi, and Alyssa Hui

May 19, 2019

Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

May 14, 2019

The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. Known for its difficulty and tight selection ...

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 12, 2019

Technovation, a club dedicated to girls who are interested in STEM and have a passion for building apps, has been preparing for the Technovation Challenge throughout the year. The Technovation Challenge requires participants to create an app that follows their prompt — a proposal that can impact the ...