El Estoque

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

Purple pride

Purple pride

Alyssa Hui

May 22, 2019

MVHS takes steps to get rid of gender binaries in graduation gowns and senior portraits

Trouble With Tesla

Trouble With Tesla

Laasya Koduru

May 19, 2019

prinkled in the staff parking lot next to the A building are cars of blue, black and red. But these aren't just normal cars — they are Teslas, which have grown increasingly in demand over the past couple of years. Tesla has electrical efficiency and represents a status symbol, which appeals to car bu...

Mock Trial end of the year Q&A

Mock Trial end of the year Q&A

Jasmine Lee, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2019

In the 2018-19 school year, the MVHS Mock Trial team went from familiarizing themselves with the new members and building their new family to finalizing the 2019-2020 officers. Throughout the year, the Mock Trial team has faced difficulties with choosing new officers and establishing bonds through prepari...

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

Gauri Kaushik

May 13, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on Friday, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met by not only their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

The custodial parade

The custodial parade

Jai Uparkar

May 6, 2019

The custodian carts, adorned with bananas, mini flags and Mario Kart symbols and characters, whizzed past the rally court at a cool two miles per hour during lunch on May 1. The parade was organized by the Matador Recognition Committee (MRC) which conceived of this idea at the beginning of the school...

Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019

Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019

Jasmine Lee

May 5, 2019

On May 5, the City of Cupertino hosted the Cupertino Volunteer Fair of 2019 in front of the Cupertino Library, where students of all ages could gather and learn about varying local volunteering organizations. A total of 64 organizations were registered for the event and the fair buzzed with performa...

MVHS Art Festival

MVHS Art Festival

Tina Low

May 5, 2019

MVHS art teacher Brian Chow smiled as he watched his youngest daughter goofily finger paint a piece of paper. He took a few quick pictures on his phone, pleased that she seemed to be enjoying herself. Chow organized the MVHS Art Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival off...

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The Santa Clara Koi Club celebrates 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Dhruvika Randad and Elena Khan

May 2, 2019

On the weekend of April 27 and 28 at Memorial Park, the city of Cupertino held its annual Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage through a variety of traditional activities and performances. A wide range of booths and vendors were set up at the festival each day from ...

Leo Club volunteers at 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Leo Club volunteers at 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Charlotte Chui

April 29, 2019

n Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, Cupertino residents enjoyed a weekend of festivities at the 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which honors the friendly relationship between Cupertino and its sister city, Toyokawa, located in Japan. Running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the event was host...