El Estoque

When students come to school sick it is not as productive, as previously thought.

Ruba Shaik

December 18, 2012

A sick student’s sneeze can spray a barrage of germs up to three feet, and the cold viruses within it can survive for up to three days on inanimate objects like desks, textbooks and computers. In short, it’s a bad idea to come to school sick. And yet, we all do it because students feel that missing...

Back to School Night presents oppportunity to talk to parents

Eva Spitzen

September 26, 2012

Although most students don't care about Back to School Night, students don't realize that Back to School Night is an opportunity to foster communication between themselves and their parents. The fact is, the small glimpse of teachers and classes that parents get at Back to School Night is enough context...

A closer look at the real problem when it comes to dirty dancing

Ankita Tejwani

September 26, 2012

Freaking is acceptable ― but only if you do it the right way. Freaking has always been controversial at MVHS, but in the battle between students and administration, a major group is discountedó the teachers. Let's be honest: students aren't going to stop freaking any time soon. But that is...

Bringing back the bike racks

Smitha Gundavajhala

June 1, 2012

As construction took over MVHS, students had to make changes of their own to accommodate the breakneck pace at which construction proceeded, which allowed the field to be completed in time for 2012's graduation. Now that field construction is over, itís time to consider students' needs. Itís time...

Combination of carpool lanes with High Occupancy Toll lanes to benefit everyone

Karen Feng

March 12, 2012

The fact of the matter is that carpool lanes have failed. In the past 30 years, the number of carpoolers has dropped, leaving single-occupant drivers stuck in traffic and looking at empty carpool lanes in envy and confusion. This is just one of the reasons why the Bay Area’s development of High Occupancy...

The Senior un-Privilege

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 1, 2012

Widely known but rarely understood, Senior Privilege is the ability for a senior to live outside the residential areas that feed into FUHSD schools, while still attending them. According to the FUHSD, it is just a matter of making “an Inter/Intra-district Transfer Request”. And when you leave it a...

Career Year presentations fail to educate or draw student attention

Kiranmayi Methuku

December 8, 2011

High school is the time to be exploring careers, but the new Career Year setup struggles to serve this purpose. Career Day in the past has been more than satisfactory. Students attended informative sessions with professionals in different fields of work and listened to a first-person perspective for...

The Bottom Line: Seniors inconvenienced by construction renovations throughout the year

Laura Yang

November 9, 2011

Construction has taken over our roofs, our fields, our bathrooms, and our stairs. Inconveniences and detours are the order of the day. But, contrary to popular belief, this is not necessarily a bad thing ó unless you are a senior. The tiles from the roofs have long been rain-damaged, the girls locker...

The Bottom Line: We want you in the Captain’s Crew! I want YOU to join the army today.

Margaret Lin

October 13, 2011

Doctors. Scientists. Engineers. Want those jobs? Then join the U.S. Army. When you think of the U.S. Army, you’re probably thinking boot camps, push-ups, and fighting man-to-man. However, students should understand that not everyone working in the U.S. Army is actually involved in combat. In a...

Infinite Uselessness

Infinite Uselessness

Smitha Gundavajhala

September 21, 2011

Infinite Campus is not worth the hype. We students were made to believe that this change would shake the foundations of this school from the earth upon it rests—but instead, we get a small button beneath the School Loop link on the MVHS homepage, and 2600 extra sheets of yellow paper dedicated to giving...

Future voters: economically uninformed

Future voters: economically uninformed

Kiranmayi Methuku

September 21, 2011

It took my AP Economics class an entire period to answer this simple question—what is economics? Well, here it is. Economics: a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (courtesy of merriam-webster.com)....