El Estoque

Coffee with the Principal

Coffee with the Principal

Claire Chang and Tina Low

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

irculating around the room, 35 parents introduce themselves to Principal Ben Clausnitzer. They sit in a circle with cups of steaming coffee in their hands, conversing casually, asking questions and talking with one another about their children’s experiences at MVHS. The ‘Coffee with the Principal’ eve...

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s new projects

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s new projects

Hannah Lee

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n Oct. 25, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) introduced the upcoming projects for this year in C110 during lunch. The club officers explained the two major events that would take place: the second annual business plan boot camp and MVFBLA’s take on “Shark Tank,” a popular reality TV show...

A Fresh Start for MV Sprouts

A Fresh Start for MV Sprouts

Brian Xu

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Junior Heather Bassman flicks the cap off her plastic water bottle. Rather than raising it to her mouth, she lowers it to a tray of fresh soil and seedlings, tilting the bottle to maintain a steady trickle of water over each plant. Satisfied, she caps the bottle and sets it to the side. As president of...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Andrea Perng

October 26, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS, Politics

On Sept. 19, the Cupertino City Council voted 3-2 to approve Sand Hill Property Co. (SHPC)’s Tier 2 Specific Plan to renovate the now-dead Vallco Mall. It will include 1,750,000 square feet of office space, as well as over 2,500 apartments and less than four percent  retail space. The mockups displayed...

A fundraising dilemma

A fundraising dilemma

Emily Xia and Julia Yang

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

s the last school bell rings, groups of students walk out of their classrooms ready to go home. Approximately once a week, any student craving a cold drink at this time can walk to the rally court and buy a cup of boba from a table for $4. In order for clubs to receive the money they need to participate...

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho

October 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, Roots Christian Club

After a slow start to the year, the Roots Christian Club officers held an interest meeting for both new and returning members. They expressed their hopes for the year, including holding extensive outreach programs similar to “Why Jesus," a faith-based event from last year, along with creating a safe...

Construction disruption

Construction disruption

Chelsea Wong

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Dead spots, an open space in the ceiling and a missing entrance. According to principal Ben Clausnitzer, these are some of the problems scheduled to be fixed as a part of the MVHS 2018 gym construction hoping to conclude by the end of October. The construction plans include upgrading the gym floors and ad...

Making a mark on our board

Making a mark on our board

Sunjin Chang

October 24, 2018


Filed under Best of News, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, From the magazine, NEWS

his year, there are six candidates running for three positions on the Fremont Union High School District School Board. The elected school board representatives would round out a group of five, referred to as the Board of Trustees and would aid in making decisions to improve and provide for the five schoo...

Behind the bond

Behind the bond

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

For the past 15 years, the MVHS campus has seemed to be constantly under construction: new fields, a new cafeteria, new classrooms and, more recently, a new gym. Modernizing the school costs millions of dollars, but as MVHS approaches its 50-year anniversary in the 2019-20 school year, stude...

Meditation in the classroom

Meditation in the classroom

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Flora Peng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Meditation is often associated with a sense of peace, accompanied by the image of a levitating figure with their legs crossed and index finger and thumb gently touching. When placed in the context of a stereotypically obnoxious high school classroom, there is an evident clash. Yet for the past ...

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The smiles. The signs. The excited atmosphere. These were the most noticeable elements that were etched into Cupertino students’ first impression on their trip to Japan. The Toyokawa and Cupertino student exchange that takes place annually for eighth graders serves as a program for Japanese and Amer...