El Estoque

To take or not to take

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad

November 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of Opinion, Education, Multimedia, OPINION, Perspectives, Uncategorized

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that when put together, creates a code in itself: a language. “When the Roman Empire fell, the unique di...

An Inside Scoop on Bird Poop

An Inside Scoop on Bird Poop

Ishani Singh

September 27, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Behind the scenes, Briefs, Campus question, Magazine, NEWS

As executive assistant Diana Goularte pulled into the staff parking lot for the first time since the 2018 graduation ceremony, she was shocked by what she saw. Piles of bread lay under a large lamp post, surrounded by a flock of birds. “Back in June, [the staff] started noticing that there were br...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in senior ditch day when he was a senior at MVHS in 1...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

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...

Opting out of curriculum

Opting out of curriculum

Gauri Kaushik

October 16, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Education, NEWS

efore coming to MVHS, assistant principal Andrew Goldenkranz spent his time travelling around the country talking to crowds of educators about what to do when curriculum clashes with a student’s personal beliefs. The topics of the clashes varied as much as the beliefs of the people that held them, ran...

History teacher Bonnie Belshe chosen as Mount Vernon Teacher Fellow

Gauri Kaushik

May 31, 2017


Filed under A closer look, NEWS

ach year, four to six teachers from across the nation are selected by the Mount Vernon Teacher Fellowship program to research and create lesson plans regarding a specific historical topic. This year, MVHS U.S. and AP U.S.History teacher Bonnie Belshe was chosen as one of these teachers, referred to as...

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

MVHS Library hosts its sixth traveling exhibit: “Freedom Rides, 1961”

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 4, 2017


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Best of News, Education, NEWS

When you walk into the library, students are studying on your right. In front of you is the computer lab with more students doing work. On your left, however, crowding the corner of the library is a giant display. Behind the white walls of the folded display is the sixth traveling exhibit on America...

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Administration passes new policy for Halloween

Gauri Kaushik

October 18, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, NEWS

tarting in Aug. of this year, reports and videos of creepy clowns terrorizing people have gone viral across the country. Now, law enforcement, including the Santa Clara Police Department, have started taking measures against the threatening clowns. SCPD's department head attended an FUHSD board meet...

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

A closer look: Students showcase unique science competition materials

Andrea Schlitt

May 17, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS, Science & Technology

Co-authored by Nanda Nayak t’s not uncommon to see name after name of MVHS students on lists of science competition winners. But with those countless science experiments conducted comes the long list of materials used for research. Commonly seen items may include pipettes or centrifuges, objects that...

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

A Closer Look: Dealing with college acceptances and rejections

Aditi Desai

April 4, 2016


Filed under A closer look, Education, NEWS

Seniors Neeha Kadavakolanu, Ajunee Kohli, and Keerthi Krishnan share their ways in coping with rejections, ways to destress, and the overall environment of college decisions. Neeha Kadavakolanu: Motto: Everything happens for a reason. Ways to destress: "Some people know the deadline...

A closer look: Literature teacher Sara Borelli’s paper dresses

A closer look: Literature teacher Sara Borelli’s paper dresses

Nanda Nayak

March 14, 2016


Filed under A closer look, NEWS, Uncategorized

ophomore Divya Santhanam remembers the day she first walked into literature teacher Sara Borelli’s freshman literature class and noticed the vivid decor that filled the room. “I liked how the room was very distinct, and how when I walked in the first time, there was so much to see,” Santhanam ...