El Estoque

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

Aditya Dash

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n Thursday, March 1st, school financial specialist Calvin Wong was seen at the office sorting papers and registering students who had signed up to take the AP exam. With registration papers all around him, Wong patiently went through each student’s form and checked them. Though some students had signed up...

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

Michelle Wong

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology

rom sheep brains to fetal pigs, it's not uncommon for dissections to take place in physiology and biology classrooms. Students are taught to cut through tissue and cartilage to gain a deeper understanding of how the human body works. But aside from dissections, MVHS’ Future Practicing Physicians Netwo...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are currently prioritizing happ...

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

MVFBLA visits Facebook campus

Ananya Bhat

February 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Facebook campus bustled with people of all backgrounds and ages, some hurriedly walking into buildings holding laptops while others snacked and chatted with friends at the scattered tables. Amongst them all stood a group of 20 or so teenagers, backpacks strapped onto their shoulders and bright oran...

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

Jai Uparkar

February 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, NEWS

n Thursday, Feb. 1 MVHS held its first career night of 2018, attracting students interested in a future in technology. The night began at 7 p.m. with a speech by Kern Peng, who has worked at Intel for 25 years. Peng discussed the importance of soft skills, like the ability to communicate and give pr...

Saving the curve

Saving the curve

Sunjin Chang

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

n Monday Jan. 15, chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta hosted a study session for her AP Chemistry students in her classroom to prepare for an exam on Jan. 16 and 17. Numerous students attended, asking questions and taking notes. After attending the study session, junior Joshua Onozawa posted his notes in ...

Expert sources provide new dimension to Res Novae articles

Expert sources provide new dimension to Res Novae articles

Claire Chang

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Before Res Novae officers introduced the concept of interviewing expert sources to their staff, sophomore Saumya Tawakley took a random chance and sent an email to NASA. She knew her article would be astronomy-related and that she wanted to interview a NASA employee, yet, she expected no response in ret...

Lost in translation: Foreign words with no English equivalents

Lost in translation: Foreign words with no English equivalents

Elizabeth Han

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

According to cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky, people who are bilingual “incorporate ideas and distinctions from both languages” in their brains, never fulling turning off one language over the other in daily life. Even as they speak English to another English speaker, they may find that certain...

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

California’s Assembly Bill 918 provides translated ballots for more minority languages

Ilena Peng

February 2, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

California’s Assembly Bill 918, which was passed in October 2017, amended California elections code section 14201 to expand the number of languages that facsimile ballots are provided for. Facsimile ballots, which are translated copies of the ballot that the voter can use as a reference for the Englis...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started on Jan. 6 at 9:15 AM...

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Lending an arm: Blood drives at MVHS

Jennie Chen

February 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

hree lives. That’s how many a single blood donation could potentially save, according to Stanford Blood Center Field Recruitment Account Manager Monica Doleshel-Aguirre. After the blood donations are tested for infectious diseases, the white blood cells are sent to labs for research, and the red blood c...