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Rain or shine: 2019 Women’s March

Rain or shine: 2019 Women’s March

Ruth Feng and Gauri Kaushik

January 28, 2019

San Jose hosts the third annual Women’s March

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018

he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are currently prioritizing happ...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017

Community activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat targeting African American...

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

ZaZu Lippert

May 28, 2017

Co-reported with Chetana Ramaiyer  or the past few weeks, it was difficult to go through a single day on the MVHS campus without hearing about “Earth Deconstructed: Before the Flood,” an event put on by MVHS faculty and students in partnership with the Tech Museum. From trying to get Leonardo ...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 19, 2016

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken pipeline at the back of B building, near the bike racks. Later that day, an announcement was ma...

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Krishna Sunder

December 5, 2016

“Can I go to the bathroom?” “I don’t know, can you?” Everyone has that one comment that drives them insane. But behind every trite cliché is a unique method by which it gets under our skin. Scroll down to see what students wish they’d never hear again. ...

Beyond the Ballot

Beyond the Ballot

El Estoque Staff

November 2, 2016

The election is in a week and it's not all about the presidency. El Estoque explored the election from a national, state and local perspective. Click below to find out about more about the election, from state propositions to the outside influences that affect our vote. Page by Sharjeel Rahman Graphics by Elizabeth Han and H...

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

MVHS Administration and ASB work together to create a new dance policy

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 23, 2016

t the MVHS Welcome Back Dance on Aug. 19, the administration made an announcement was made to the students about dancing inappropriately. Several students were also asked to leave the dance after having received multiple warnings about the way they were dancing. Many MVHS students were confused and u...

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

Nathan Stevens

October 16, 2016

he cafeteria being built in 2014 was an extensive upgrade to MVHS and largely contributes to its campus environment, but it is only the tip of the renovation iceberg. Principal April Scott explained that MVHS staff have been planning to adding four new rooms to the B building and gym lobby for about...

Reuniting with the Class of 1976

Reuniting with the Class of 1976

Ilena Peng

October 11, 2016

t’s hard for us to imagine a MVHS different from the one we see everyday: a school without a football field to call their own, a school where the majority of students didn’t consider their future careers, a place where jukeboxes were once the landmarks of the rally quad. But for the class of 1976, that ...

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

Ilena Peng

September 18, 2016

n Sept. 13, ASB president Malika Singh stood in the rally court with a few sheets of paper laid out on the table before her, weighted down by laptops and water bottles to keep the wind from blowing them away. The letter directly addressed administration, asking for a more well-defined set of school rules...

Sophomore wins national award for flood sensor

Sophomore wins national award for flood sensor

Gauri Kaushik

September 15, 2016

uring floods, traffic jams seem to be a dreaded reality. But while others complained, sophomore Sanjana Shah decided to do something about the problem. She built a flood sensor, a device that senses rising levels of water and alerts the proper services. This became her winning entry for the Presi...