El Estoque

To take or not to take

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad

November 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of Opinion, Education, Multimedia, OPINION, Perspectives, Uncategorized

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that when put together, creates a code in itself: a language. “When the Roman Empire fell, the unique di...

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Jasmine Lee

November 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Five o’clock alarm. Fifty to 120 minutes of sitting in a car stuck in traffic. Stress. This is how English teacher Kate Evard describes her trips to school every day. Evard recently moved to Aptos, a town in Santa Cruz County. While Evard said her 10 years of teaching experience and equity ...

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Robert Liu

November 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The new 2018-19 bell schedule with shifted meal times has led to drastic changes in lunch line sales, compared to last year’s numbers. According to Food Services Manager Debbie Herrera, brunch sales this month have increased by 1,000 meals, compared to last year in September. Lunch sales, however, have decr...

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Paul, Chao and Vaidhyanathan win Cupertino City Council seats

Claire Chang and Andrea Perng

November 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Following a tumultuous election cycle with debate over the new redevelopment plan for Vallco Shopping Mall, the Cupertino City Council election closed on Nov. 6. Incumbent mayor Darcy Paul, Better Cupertino co-founder Liang Chao and incumbent councilwoman Savita Vaidhyanathan emerged as the three members of...

Fall family bike fest

Fall family bike fest

Iman Malik

November 5, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Saturday, Oct. 27, children and adults gathered with their bikes to take part in the fifth annual Fall Family Bike Fest, hosted by the city of Cupertino. The fest features two routes for bikers. The first is a six mile route geared towards families that takes riders through nearby parks and bridge...

MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

MVHS staff celebrates Halloween

Julia Yang

November 5, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

During lunch on Oct. 31, while MVHS students crowded around the rally court to participate in their annual Halloween costume contest, staff members filed into the staff lounge to eat and socialize with each other before their own costume contest began. Each department dressed up according to thei...

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s Shark Tank series

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s Shark Tank series

Hannah Lee and Alyssa Hui

November 5, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n Nov. 3, MVFBLA hosted the second day of a business pitching program as part of their Shark Tank series. The first day of the event occured on Oct. 27, and the next will be hosted on Nov. 17. Students gathered in the student union at 10 a.m. to listen to guest speakers and work with their teams to deve...

Locking down practice

Locking down practice

Sunjin Chang

November 5, 2018


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

According to CNN, there has been at least one shooting per day in 2018. In preparation for the possibility of an active shooter on campus, MVHS participated in a lockdown drill on Oct. 23 during the last few minutes of second period, leading into the first 20 minutes of tutorial. During the drill, teachers...

Stop the BULLy

Stop the BULLy

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 28, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, MVHS celebrated Unity Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day. Waves of students sporting orange t-shirts and wristbands could be seen around the school in support of victims of bullying, as well as notes and decorations promoting a message of love and solidarity within the stude...

Senior Salt

Andrea Perng

October 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS