El Estoque

Junior Collin Ong drinks a Lychee Green Tea with tapioca pearls from Gong Cha Sunnyvale.

Bay Area faces boba shortage

Matthew Yoshimoto May 20, 2021
Explaining how the tapioca pearl shortage has impacted local businesses
Khorasani's Haftseen contains all the traditional elements, while displaying her family's personal creative flair.

Celebrating Nowruz

Nika Zamani March 25, 2021
Persians continue to celebrate parts of Persian New Year despite a second year in a pandemic
Investigating the interactions between teachers, unions, districts and communities that shaped the reopening of schools

“Parent bullies” and “teachers who cried wolf”

Anushka De and Riya Ravuri March 19, 2021
How disadvantaged students and financial incentives led to schools resuming in-person instruction
A twitter user captures an image of a CUSD parent in support of returning to schools.

CUSD discusses returning to in person learning

Lance Tong March 8, 2021
Exploring parents’, teachers’ and board members’ reaction to CUSDs reopening plan
Clubs: Behind the Screens

Clubs: Behind the Screens

Student life is a prevalent aspect of the MVHS community. It's not uncommon for students to find themselves involved or interested in one or more clubs. Ranging from volunteering to foreign culture to...

The Rise and Fall of CUSDs Enrollment and Expenditures

The Rise and Fall of CUSDs Enrollment and Expenditures

Lance Tong November 26, 2020
Exploring CUSDs financial and enrollment situation throughout the years
Walsworth Social Success Webinar

El Valedor presents at national yearbook workshop

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor November 20, 2020
Junior Lydia Lu shares her COVID-19 social media strategy at yearbook webinar
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House fire on Cheryl Drive

Rachel Jiang October 5, 2020
Assessing the perspectives of spectators and owners of the home during the incident
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Ballot Box

Exploring local politics in our community
The front of the Standard Liquor store located in Los Altos.

Five juvenile females rob Standard Liquor in Los Altos

Oishee Misra and Brian Xu September 26, 2020
Examining the actions of LHS and MVHS seniors and teen alcohol usage in our school community
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63 MVHS students qualify for the semifinals of the National Merit Scholarship Program

Rachel Jiang and Devin Gupta September 25, 2020
Breaking down the logistics behind the competition
Photo by Tanish Mendki.

Rampant wildfires lead to poor air quality for weeks

Recently, wildfires have been rapidly spreading throughout the West, most heavily affecting California, Oregon and Washington. These fires are mainly attributed the series of dry lightning storms that...

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