El Estoque

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2015

Around this time of the year, MVHS physics students take part in the egg drop project — a common project done in physics classes all over the country. The egg drop project allows students to put their physics knowledge to the test and apply it to the real world. View the video below to see students...

Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Thank you for your service: the story of our veterans

Aanchal Garg

November 18, 2015

11/11 at 11:00 a.m. It was a windy Tuesday morning at the Veterans Day Ceremony in Memorial Park where Cupertino community members gathered to commemorate our veterans. As the Navy, Sheriff’s and Fire Department Honor Guard performed the placement of the flag, multiple speakers took the podium to per...

Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Positive psychology movement encourages students to put happiness first

Amanda Chan

November 13, 2015

At MVHS, students are so focused on succeeding academically that they often feel an overwhelming amount of stress. After attending a happiness conference, social studies teacher Scott Victorine has begun a positive psychology movement at MVHS to improve students’ well being. Victorine has implemente...

Behind the scenes: mailman Reynaldo Ramos’ daily route

Behind the scenes: mailman Reynaldo Ramos’ daily route

Aanchal Garg

October 31, 2015

s we go through our daily routines, we rarely stop to think about the people who carry out the needs of the city, those who deliver packages or take out the trash. Either way, these people frequently make an appearance in our lives, contributing to the community in their own way. Mailman Reynaldo Ra...

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

Om Khandekar

October 19, 2015

Over six years ago, the Don Burnett bicycle-pedestrian bridge opened to the public and finally connected two communities split by the I-280 freeway. Since then, the bridge has only grown in prominence around Cupertino. MVHS math teacher David Greenstein was part of the committee that ultimately decided...

Class of 2017 hosts a Grease movie night to promote Homecoming

Class of 2017 hosts a Grease movie night to promote Homecoming

Aanchal Garg

September 16, 2015

reased lightning, cruising for a bruising and the word “stud” all made an appearance at 2017’s movie night on Friday, September 11, which showcased the classic musical, “Grease”, their Homecoming theme. Since the movie was released in 1978, many juniors had never seen it, and 2017 class offi...

Michaela Murphy sacrifices her senior year for a gap year

Michaela Murphy sacrifices her senior year for a gap year

Aanchal Garg

September 9, 2015

Graduating a year earlier from high school is not a step that many kids from MVHS consider taking. Considering that you’d have to complete AP courses along with the SAT, online classes, and college applications, it’s understandable why it’s not a popular option. However, Michaela Murphy decide...

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...

Meet the new teachers of Monta Vista High School

Meet the new teachers of Monta Vista High School

Aanchal Garg

August 23, 2015

17 August 2015. The first day of school. As MVHS students packed their backpacks and got ready to face another school year, teachers rushed to finish setting up, make lesson plans and meet the fresh faces of their new classes. However, in the sea of new faces were five teachers. For them, Monday was the...

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers express gratitude

National Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers express gratitude

Caitlyn Tjong

May 5, 2015

he students learn, and the teachers teach—yet they, too, are students in a way and learn. Teachers find inspiration in their colleagues. For National Teacher Appreciation Day, El Estoque started with one teacher, Pooya Hajjarrian, asking him which teacher he appreciates and why. Then, we followed the...

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: Stanford blood drive

Photo gallery: Stanford blood drive

Vishalrathna Nagar

November 15, 2014

On Oct. 29, Stanford held a blood drive in the gym, starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day, students came to donate blood, and for many, it was their first time donating blood. Most students were 17 or older, due to the age restriction in order to donate blood. However there...