El Estoque

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

Shuvi Jha

April 13, 2018

ith finals and AP exams just lurking around the corner, springtime can be quite stressful for MVHS students. Knowing this, the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is currently exploring various stress-relieving activities to help lighten the school atmosphere, with one of the prominent proposals being the use o...

Smash Club’s second tournament of 2018

Smash Club’s second tournament of 2018

Jahan Razavi

April 12, 2018

n March 30, clicks and music could be heard from the student union. MVHS Smash Club had its second tournament of the 2018 semester. Students from all grades showed up to test their skills against one another. Smash is a multiplayer game where up to four people can play each other with the ultimate g...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018

ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha Millar, Santosh Sivak...

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Corking the bottle: discussing the new Cupertino social host ordinance

Claire Chang

April 11, 2018

The Cupertino City Council voted unanimously on March 6 to approve the first draft of the social host ordinance, a new law that strives to reduce the amount of underage drinking and drug use in the city by increasing the consequences for the adults that the city deems responsible. The social host ordi...

Decoding the cast

Decoding the cast

Shayon Moradi

April 11, 2018

While the rest of the student body enjoyed a typical late start at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 11, many of the seniors reported to the Field House during one of those mornings to take the California Science Test, or CAST, which is aligned to the Next Generation Science Stand...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018

enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in senior ditch day when he was a senior at MVHS in 1...

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

AMC Cupertino Square 16 closes its doors

Hannah Lee

April 4, 2018

Once a well-known Cupertino landmark for people of all ages to get together and watch a movie, AMC Cupertino Square 16 closed its doors on Mar. 22, becoming the final business to leave Vallco Shopping Mall. After an evaluation of AMC Cupertino Square 16 and the current inactive state of Vallco Shoppi...

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Hannah Lee

April 1, 2018

On March 27 and 28, two Stanford postdoctoral counseling professionals, Michael Sasiain and Erica Jung, presented a workshop on stress and anxiety in the MVHS auditorium during lunch. The speakers emphasized the necessity of combating stress, as higher stress levels can lead to performance issues. Alt...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood

Sarah Young

March 31, 2018

n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with teenagers. Riera began the speech by asking the audience the first things that came to mind when de...

Setting the stage for change: MVHS’s newest construction project

Bill Cheng

March 31, 2018

n Feb. 23, Principal April Scott sent a schoolwide email detailing the work that construction crews had been doing over the February break. Much of the rally court and walkways around the F building are still cordoned off as the modernization and upgrade process continues. There will be three major areas ...