El Estoque

The beginning of Animal Protection Society

The beginning of Animal Protection Society

Claire Wen

March 10, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Every time sophomore Pragya Kallanagoudar opened the front door, the cat was there. It was a gray and white tabby, almost a kitten. There were plenty of stray cats around Kallanagoudar’s house, often sleeping on the patio or backyard, huddling on the blankets she laid out during the winter mont...

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Leo Club updates members on upcoming events

Jasmine Lee

March 10, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On Feb. 15, Leo Club met to discuss the upcoming volunteering opportunities and emphasized the importance of following the club on its varying social media platforms, such as Instagram, in order to remain updated at all times. As a senior, Leo Club president Rahul Sawney looks back into his first ye...

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Jasmine Lee

March 9, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

On Feb. 4, FUHSD English teachers attended a professional development session lead by English Curriculum Lead Greg Merrick about incorporating instruction on speaking and listening into literature courses.  One part of the training included examining the results from the 2017 California Assessment ...

Class of 2019 levels up

Class of 2019 levels up

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Jai Uparkar

March 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Unlike previous years, the MVHS class of 2019 did not vote from a variety of other designs when deciding their class apparel this year. Instead, 2019 class officers chose senior Alisha Gao to design their class apparel because of her experience with designing. Gao also created last year's apparel: No...

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Rana Aghababazadeh and Justine Ha

February 18, 2019


Filed under A closer look, Behind the scenes, NEWS

On Feb. 12, two days before Valentine’s Day, groups of  Bella Voce and Variations singers went classroom to classroom, performing various love songs to students for Singing Valentines. Students purchased and sent the Valentines to their person of choice, along with a card and candy. The groups, c...

CNH Key Club’s 2019 Conclave

Shivani Gupta and Tina Low

February 17, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Jan. 27 at Cupertino HS, Key Clubs from schools in Region 17 gathered to attend an event called “Conclave.” Region 17 is one out of the 18 regions that make up the California-Nevada-Hawaii Key Club District. This region stretches from San Francisco to cities such as Santa Cruz and Monterey...

Raising AP test prices

Raising AP test prices

Laasya Koduru

February 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

February is prime time for AP test registration, but this year, there has been a significant change. Previously available on paper through the main office, AP test registration has taken on a new form this year with online registration on Infinite Campus. This comfort comes with a price: a four perc...

Not your normal Club Food Day

Not your normal Club Food Day

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On Monday, Feb. 11, the Student Life Commision ran the annual Club Food Day. This event has been a long-held tradition at MVHS, usually occurring twice a year, but due to district policies, the popular food-fest was cut down to one day during the school year. Club Food Day is organized by the member...

The prospects of Middle College

The prospects of Middle College

Oishee Misra

February 9, 2019


Filed under NEWS

lying a plane and fencing are not the most conventional hobbies for high schoolers. For sophomore Archana Mucharla, however, these unorthodox pastimes are only two of the several she enjoys doing. It’s her pursuit of these activities that propels her, alongside several other MVHS students, to an u...

State divided

State divided

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng

February 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

he second government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency began on Dec. 22 and persisted to Jan. 27, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history at 36 days. A government shutdown stems from the Antideficiency Act, which is implemented when Congress fails to pass bills or funding for fe...

Stories of the Affected

Stories of the Affected

Sunjin Chang and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 6, 2019


Filed under National, NEWS

For the past month, around 800,000 federal employees did not receive payment for their government jobs or government-funded work, according to John Fritze of USA Today in an interview with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. The services that the nation takes for granted became increasingly harder to access a...