El Estoque

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Color Guard wins 2nd place at California Color Guard Circuit Championships

Ananya Bhat and Songjun Na

May 7, 2018

The excitement was palpable. Gloved fingers fidgeted with costumes, nervous giggles floated through the air and anxious bodies shifted their weights from one leg to another as the performers patiently waited their turn. They had waited so long for this — in fact, they had waited two weeks longer than ...

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Cultural exchange: Hsinchu and Cupertino

Andrea Perng and Jasmine Lee

May 3, 2018

Mayor and exchange students reflect on the relationship between Hsinchu and Cupertino

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 3, 2018

*The original interview with Korean PTA president Yoo Jung Mee has been translated from Korean to English by Sunjin Chang* As the air filled with the smell of barbecue, students and staff gave glances to a stand where a few MVHS mothers grilled barbecue. On Friday, April 27, faculty members conv...

MVHS Art Festival celebrates student artwork

MVHS Art Festival celebrates student artwork

Claire Chang, Print Features Editor

May 1, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, all of the pieces created by art students throughout the school year culminated in the MVHS Art Festival, a three hour event hosted by the Art Department to celebrate their work. “I’m really involved in the art department so I thought it was only right that I come to ba...

Rising into the final days of senior year

Rising into the final days of senior year

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 1, 2018

An American tradition, Senior Sunrise, is a time for graduating seniors to come to school an hour early to watch the sunrise together. Though it requires students to wake up earlier in order to meet at school at 6 a.m., it’s a popular event as many students show up to socialize and spend time with fri...

Taking action: the motive behind Action Night

Bill Cheng, Jasmine Lee, and Sarah Young

April 30, 2018

The food trucks selling crepes, the music in the Student Union and the attendance of political speakers from the Cupertino City Council were a few of the many activities that ASB leadership seniors Samantha Millar and Santosh Sivakumar planned for MVHS Action Night on Friday, April 27. “Act...

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

MVHS hosts ‘All Grown-Up and Working’ alumni panel

Bill Cheng and Gauri Kaushik

April 14, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, students and parents filled the auditorium to hear from a panel of MVHS alumni about life after high school. The event, which was brought to MVHS by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and Cupertino Library Foundation, provided an opportunity to learn more about life after high scho...

Preparing for the Worst

Preparing for the Worst

Swara Tewari

April 13, 2018

History teacher, Margaret Platt sat in the driver seat of her car, waiting at an intersection for the light to turn green. Her mind was buzzing with a thousand to-do lists and thoughts. Suddenly, the entire world lurched. Everything shook violently. Then, it was over. Police sirens wailed, exclamations...

Humorous theories

Humorous theories

Shayon Moradi

April 13, 2018

he Earth is flat. Eisenhower made a deal with aliens. The Democratic party is running a human trafficking ring through pizza parlors. All these statements seem very far-fetched, but these ideas are researched and believed by groups of people. Conspiracy theories have permeated American society sinc...

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2018

n April 9 and 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) combined their clubs to perform heart dissections on sheep hearts. Prior to the dissection, members were asked to identify the different chambers of the heart, as well as the the position and functi...