El Estoque

Leadership holds Thanksgiving blood drive to inspire Matadors for holiday season

Leadership holds Thanksgiving blood drive to inspire Matadors for holiday season

Malini Ramaiyer

November 21, 2015

In addition to the music, stress balls and dogs for OLE day, on Nov. 20, the school saw evidence of another event occurring on campus. Matadors donned “First-time donor” stickers, vibrant pre-wrap around their elbow and satisfactory grins of having donated a pint of blood to Leadership’s annual...

MV Interact starts off the year with a member barbeque

MV Interact starts off the year with a member barbeque

Anushka Tyagi

October 23, 2015

Interact has always been a popular club on campus, offering several of the most well known volunteering opportunities. But as time has progressed, they have noticed a decline in their membership. President senior Jimmy Li and Co-Vice President senior Karen Tu explain their plan for the year, and member...

Representatives pitch their club in 15 seconds

Representatives pitch their club in 15 seconds

Avni Prasad

September 7, 2015

ixty-four clubs lined up in the rally court on Sept. 3 for Club Promo Day. Whether you are representing Speech and Debate, Ohana, La Pluma or the Chess Club, the skill that matters most in recruiting members was how well you can pitch your club. But with 64 clubs and only 45 minutes of lunch, students ma...

Changes in fire drill procedure attempt to increase efficiency

Changes in fire drill procedure attempt to increase efficiency

Chetana Ramaiyer

September 2, 2015

On Aug. 20, the first fire drill of the year took place with several changes made by the school administration. Though many students didn’t realize these changes, the efficiency of the new procedure has increased. ...

A closer look: Feminist Ryan Gosling? English teacher Vennessa Nava explains

A closer look: Feminist Ryan Gosling? English teacher Vennessa Nava explains

Jessica Xing

August 21, 2015

yan Gosling takes on three different forms in English teacher Vennessa Nava’s classroom. One is right at the front door, visible if not slightly faded, a movie poster for his 2011 neo-noir film Drive; he’s wearing black leather gloves in his equally black car and looks very pensive.  The secon...

New plan brainstormed for the land in front of Building A

New plan brainstormed for the land in front of Building A

Yifei Wu

May 4, 2015

Facilities Manager Chris Kenney lays out his ideas for the land and previews other changes to come Read More »...

Photo gallery: Celebration Week 2015

Photo gallery: Celebration Week 2015

Avni Prasad

April 27, 2015

Teacher dodgeball. Balloon ball pit. Quiz bowl. Lunchtime carnival. It’s celebration time. Leadership holds it annual Celebration Week from April 27 to May 1 to honor student body and MVHS staff’s talents. Each day of the week is channelled in on one specific aspect of the school. Leadership holds...

Challenge Success survey launches discussion on school values

Challenge Success survey launches discussion on school values

Rahul Iyer

October 6, 2014

efore the school year started, MVHS received the results of the Challenge Success survey that students took last year, which was designed to allow the Administration to understand how students feel about success and the high school experience. Challenge Success is a non-profit group affiliated with ...

Writing for Publication hosts video screening night

Joyce Varma

March 6, 2014

Students created documentaries on topics such as rallies, relations between classes, selfies and others concerning the student body. Read More »...

Find out who are the Purple and Gold Award winners

Shuyi Qi

February 9, 2014

  Students receive awards for academic and extracurricular accomplishments on Feb. 7. Photos by Catherine Lockwood  Read More »...