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Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz introduces study guide as an extension into curriculum

Andrew Goldenkranz uses the book The Hot Zone as a basis for his study guide. This book discusses the emergence of the Ebola virus that correlates to the curriculum performed in Goldenkranz AP Environmental Science course. Photo by Aditi Desai
October 23, 2014

Story by Aditi Desai and Neha Patchipala t was ten years ago when science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz met the author of the Hot Zone, Richard Preston. After a year of CDC meetings, hours of written work,...

Cupertino takes precautions to prevent spread of West Nile Virus

Map of the area that SCCVD will fog with Zenivex pestilent Thursday night. According to Russ Parman, SCCVD’s directing manager, Zenivex is harmless to humans unless taken in enormous doses. Used with permission of Russ Parman.
September 18, 2014

t 11 pm. on Sept. 18, Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) plans to fog the area between Stevens Creek Blvd. and Rainbow Dr. with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved insect repellant...

Earthquake preparedness

Earthquake preparedness
September 16, 2014

*According to Assistant Principal Michael Hicks, the school is earthquake proof. However, El Estoque has yet to verify this information.

Scanty rainfall prompts water conservation

Scanty rainfall prompts water conservation
February 10, 2014

Inspection of water usage on campus reveals positive measures for conservation. Cupertino residents, as well as neighbors in the South Bay, were slumbering on Wednesday night when rainfall finally hit...

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future
December 11, 2013

Within a year, the garden has sprouted several new plants as MV Sprouts continues to plan for the next semester. Over several periods throughout the day, students garden in the Matador Meadow...

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success
December 7, 2013

Leadership’s Student Recognition commission hosted the Iron Chef cooking competition modeled after the famous Food Network show, on Dec. 8. If foods had several components, such as a filling or a garnish,...

Staff remembers JFK assassination

November 22, 2013

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Fifty years later, teachers remember where they...

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students
May 4, 2013

If you’ve walked behind the B building recently, you’ve probably noticed a small patch of soil enclosed by a fence. It is a modest size, measuring 30 by 24 feet. This is the new MVHS garden known...

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz
September 21, 2012

Ten questions. One teacher. Once a week. Numerous passions and interests. Part time science teacher, part time chef, veteran teacher Andrew Goldenkranz: 1. Describe your perfect last meal and why? I...

Interact to hold second 30 Hour Famine

Interact to hold second 30 Hour Famine
January 29, 2012

The average teen consumes 2,348 calories in a day, according to the health and fitness organization Livestrong. But for 30 hours from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, junior Srisruthi Ramesh, along with over 70 other...

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