El Estoque

A Divided Classroom: examining the effect of a teacher’s gender on students

A Divided Classroom: examining the effect of a teacher’s gender on students

Avni Prasad

September 27, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Education, NEWS

wo Years ago, math teacher Kathleen Collins stood outside her classroom door ushering her freshmen into Geometry. She watched with a smile as her former female students marched over to Scott DeRuiter and Jon Stark's AP Calculus BC class. In her head, she knew this was the first time there would be more girls th...

PHOTO GALLERY: Students purchase food at Club Food Day

PHOTO GALLERY: Students purchase food at Club Food Day

Trisha Kholiya

September 24, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

he clock hits 12:25 p.m.. Some students have already sprinted out of their classrooms before the bell, while other classrooms burst open at the sound of the bell. Swarms of students drift towards the basketball courts. Crude block letters painted on brightly colored butcher paper adorn plastic table...

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Trisha Kholiya

September 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Out on the concrete by the Kennedy MS gym, under the shade of dusty trees, an excitable group of girls talk and wait in anticipation for the workshop. One officer announces the start of the workshop, and together, they step into the scorching sun and trade their bags for a pair of Dandia sticks. The...

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


Filed under Around Campus, Multimedia, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Video

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...

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Ilena Peng

September 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, News Multimedia

For more, see Ride Along from the Sept. issue of El Estoque hether it be through their 18th birthday, graduating high school or getting their driver’s license, there are many ways that a teenager transitions into the adult world. Driving is typically associated with coming of age and continues to be...

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Michelle Wong

August 29, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

lthough many freshmen just moved from right across the street or a couple miles away, high school can still seem confusing, intimidating and even alien in nature. That’s where Link Crew comes in. Every year, students from the current junior and senior classes at MVHS are chosen to be a part of Link Cre...

Campus Question: When are students getting lockers?

Campus Question: When are students getting lockers?

Tyler Lin

August 25, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

s the second week of school draws to a close, tired and returning students wonder when they will be able to receive their lockers. Normally, there would be an announcement over the intercom at the beginning of the second week, but this year, there weren’t any. In previous years, seniors and juniors wou...

Q&A: Principal discusses importance of respect at school dances

Q&A: Principal discusses importance of respect at school dances

Avni Prasad

August 24, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS

rincipal April Scott first heard the Welcome Back Dance referred to as “freshman rape" about nine years ago. She was mortified. “I have never been so sickened in my entire life,” Scott said. “I work so hard and take so much pride in this school — to think that is the reputation Monta Vi...

Campus Question: Why did the parking permits change?

Campus Question: Why did the parking permits change?

Albert Wang

August 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus question, NEWS

s more students start driving to school throughout the year, parking spots become increasingly scarce and at times even impossible to find. It’s what happened the latter half of last school year, and so this year, the administration are trying their best to facilitate and moderate the number of stude...

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Brighton Balfrey

August 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

ach year, Running of the Bulls signals the end of summer. Students set their alarm clocks and get to school early in hopes of switching a class or getting a free period. And this year, just like the past years, students filed in seemingly endless lines to check in and get their ID photo taken. In ...

New Computer Science Principles class faces rocky start

New Computer Science Principles class faces rocky start

Claire Chang

August 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Students, teachers and even administrators weren’t sure whether AP Computer Science Principles would be accepted as a MVHS course. It was only until the day after the first day of Running of the Bulls that the class was approved and stamped on to the schedule of several enthusiastic students. But ...

Campus Question: What is Bring Your Own Banana Day?

Campus Question: What is Bring Your Own Banana Day?

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus question, NEWS

Over the announcements on April 24, a "Bring your own banana day" event was announced. Many MVHS students were confused and expected an explanation, only to find out that there is a surprise for everyone who brings a banana to school on Thursday, April 28. Click the video below to hear what the student...