El Estoque

When more means less

When more means less

Alexandria Poh

November 9, 2011

Every chair at every table is filled. A long line forms for seats at a computer. Whether they are frantically cramming for an AP Biology quiz or trying to make some time for pleasure reading, many students are spending their free time in the school library. Meanwhile the librarians are trying to make sure the library doesnít exceed its maximum cap...

Home Field Evolution

Home Field Evolution

Elvin Wong

November 9, 2011

With the tearing down of the football bleachers complete, MVHS has much to expect in the coming months as construction of the athletic fields goes into full swing. The 40-year-old athletics complex is undergoing a complete modernization project, funded by bond money from Measure B, which was passed in ...

Doing the Honors

Doing the Honors

Akshay Agrawal

November 3, 2011

"Have you ever heard of any Honors course at [MVHS] where people say, 'Oh, that's so much easier than the non-honors?'" English teacher Mikki McMillion answers her own question—she hasn't. This year, however, her fifth period American Literature class is fighting to prove that they are working...

FHS hosted IDC Exchange on Oct. 28

FHS hosted IDC Exchange on Oct. 28

Gisella Joma

November 1, 2011

  On Oct. 28, all FUHSD schools were invited to Fremont High School for IDC Exchange. “People got to witness FHS spirit battle between the juniors and seniors, as well as the choice to go a students class or help out with the rally,” IDC Representative junior Arnon Karnkaeng said. Students t...

Theft occurs in gym on Oct. 13

Theft occurs in gym on Oct. 13

Gisella Joma

October 20, 2011

On Oct. 13, at around 4 a.m. — the day before the Homecoming rally —  two suspects broke into the gym and stole the ASB camera used for announcements. The intruders entered by breaking a window on the southeast side of the gym, near the boys locker room. Administration believes that the two suspects...

Mogo’s to sell food after school on Oct. 13

Mogo’s to sell food after school on Oct. 13

Gisella Joma

October 12, 2011

  The Mogo’s Korean barbeque truck will be at MVHS on Oct. 13. from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the rally court. Prices for short rib tacos, kimchi rice, spicy pork quesadillas and other food items range between $2 and $7. “It will attract a lot of people to stay at school for a bit and eat and hopefu...

Just a Word

Just a Word

Rachel Beyda

October 12, 2011

Usually, in English classes students are encouraged to describe and analyze authors'choice of words in their essays. But when authors' words include profanity, specifically the word "nigger", the policies arenít as black and white. The school planner is clear about where it stands on inappropriat...

Keep It or Drop It

Keep It or Drop It

Elvin Wong

October 12, 2011

As the new school year goes into full swing, some students will find out that a class they picked isn't what they thought it is. Even for students who try to make changes as early as Running of the Bulls, modifying schedules can be hard. Assistant Principal Ben Clausnitzer explains why: this school...

Athletic Booster organizes annual Crabfeed

Athletic Booster organizes annual Crabfeed

Howard Lee

September 29, 2011

On Sept. 30, the Monta Vista Athletic Booster will hold the  Monta Vista Family Crab and Family Dinner, an all sport fundraiser. The food, including crabs, cold pasta salad and dessert, will be prepared by parent volunteers from the Booster and served buffet style. There will be live music fro...

AP Environmental Science classes attend field trip

AP Environmental Science classes attend field trip

Gisella Joma

September 28, 2011

    On Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 during block period, AP Environmental Science classes took a field trip to Blackberry Farm to learn how to identify different types of trees, understand soil composition and practice chemical testing using the combination of soil and water. Students collected and observed soil samples from different trees and pushe...

International students start anew

International students start anew

Alexandria Poh

September 21, 2011

Students from increasingly widespread areas around the world are making MVHS their high school hotspot. In addition to transfers from Asian countries such as Taiwan and India, they have been arriving from the Netherlands and Iran recently as well. What is it that draws them thousands of miles aw...

$10, 000 on the wall

$10, 000 on the wall

Gisella Joma

September 21, 2011

As students walked into the rally court on the first day of school, they were greeted by a brightly colored screen. Some students have questioned administrationís reasons for purchasing the $10,000 internal marquee on Aug. 17 rather than spending the money on new textbooks or more academic materials...