El Estoque

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Monta Vista Andaaz at ‘Spotlite on India’

Ishani Singh

April 12, 2019

As the school year winds down, the MV Andaaz team is preparing for its first and last home show of the year, Spotlite on India, hosted by Indian-American Student Association (IASA). Despite taking part in several shows at various other schools both within and outside of FUHSD this year, Spotlite is co...

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

Rucha Soman and Chelsea Wong

April 12, 2019

Girls Empowerment Project (GEP) is a club that attempts to shed light on the inequality women face by giving a voice to the silenced. Since 2016, GEP has been welcoming people of all races, genders and sexualities to join in the discussion on empowering women. As the school year comes to a close, GEP refl...

Getting into the Groove: Japanese Club prepares a dance for Culture Night

Getting into the Groove: Japanese Club prepares a dance for Culture Night

Emily Xia and Zara Iqbal

April 12, 2019

he bell rings for lunch, and kids trickle in, dotting the dark-green turf of the lower field. Some chat, while others pass a softball back and forth. However, in the back corner, near the softball diamond, a group of fifteen students don’t sit in the typical lunch  circle — they all face the ex...

Reaching an end: ArtReach on the verge of closure

Reaching an end: ArtReach on the verge of closure

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

April 12, 2019

rtReach has been an established club for over two years, its club members keeping it lively. One tradition initiated by the last year’s officer team was the schoolwide art competition. At the time, the competition’s theme was the students’ interpretation of the future This year, ArtReach members intending...

Science Olympiad competes at states

Science Olympiad competes at states

Jahan Razavi and Robert Liu

April 12, 2019

n April 6, MVHS Science Olympiad competed in the NorCal State competition at California State University, Stanislaus. Of Science Olympiad’s three constituent teams, Purple, Gold and White (separated by skill level and experience), only the Purple Team competed at states, placing fourth overall, ju...

Madness in March: Sports Analytics Club’s bracket competition

Madness in March: Sports Analytics Club’s bracket competition

Anish Vasudevan

April 12, 2019

60 million brackets. $10 billion dollars of bets. Every year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association conducts the March Madness tournament with the 64 best college basketball teams in the nation. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, there is a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance of creating what...

Bring Change to Mind’s Hope is An Action Week

Bring Change to Mind’s Hope is An Action Week

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

April 12, 2019

rom April 8 to 12, Bring Change to Mind celebrated their annual “Hope is an Action” Week by setting up posters and social media activities that aimed to provide students with the opportunity to share their gratitude amidst the stress of upcoming AP exams. The week kicked off with “The Face ...

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

MV Environmental Science club takes a trip to BioCellection

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

To better understand plastic recycling, MV Environmental Science club organized a trip to BioCellection, a biotechnological organization dedicated to transforming unrecyclable plastics into sustainable materials. According to officer and junior Kreena Parikh, what they found, was almost a tale of Rum...

FPPN prepares for their upcoming suturing lab

FPPN prepares for their upcoming suturing lab

Julia Yang

April 10, 2019

On Apr. 8, FPPN held their mandatory safety meeting for members interested in participating in the club’s upcoming suturing lab, which will be held on Apr. 22. After students settled in room B108 during lunch, the officers gave a presentation that went over the basic tools and processes involved in...

The craft of branding

The craft of branding

Annie Zhang

April 8, 2019

“I think good design is important because it’s the things you really don’t notice,” senior and president Sunny Park said. Good design is everywhere — on the circular buttons lining a vacuum, on the wooden indents of a door frame and on the detailings of a brochure. According Park, design i...

The key to success: Positive Psychology

The key to success: Positive Psychology

Claire Chang and Tina Low

April 8, 2019

Psychologist G. Julie Xie began her presentation on Positive Psychology with a simple question: What are the main challenges that families in the audience often face? “Learning to deal with failure,” a parent suggested. “Self-esteem,” another said. “Fortnite,” one commented, earning empathetic lau...