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

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

Neha Patchipala

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, and countless meetings with Preston, Goldenkranz achieved his final product: the study guide. ...

Cupertino takes precautions to prevent spread of West Nile Virus

Cupertino takes precautions to prevent spread of West Nile Virus

Dylan Tsai

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 in order to prevent further spread of the West Nile Virus. The West Nile Virus (WNV) is a di...

Earthquake preparedness

Earthquake preparedness

Pranav Iyer

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

Yashashree Pisolkar

February 10, 2014

Inspection of water usage on campus reveals positive measures for conservation. Read More »...

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Update: Matador Meadow presents new ideas for the future

Catherine

December 11, 2013

Within a year, the garden has sprouted several new plants as MV Sprouts continues to plan for the next semester. Read More »...

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

‘Iron Chef’ competition leads to sweet success

Anjali Bhat

December 8, 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, teams were allowed to prepare at home, but assembly and presentation of the final dish had to...

Staff remembers JFK assassination

Joyce Varma

November 22, 2013

Teachers reflect on moment they learned of tragedy as schoolchildren 50 years ago. Read More »

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Matador Meadow: A positive venture for students

Ashley Ding

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 as the Matador Meadow. Completely student run, the garden is a wonderful idea that has been successful...

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Teacher Feature: Science teacher Andrew Goldenkranz

Shannon Lin

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 think my perfect last meal would be, different kinds of cheese, olive oil, figs, berries, a ...

Interact to hold second 30 Hour Famine

Interact to hold second 30 Hour Famine

Carissa Chan

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 students, will not be eating at all. These students have signed up for Interact’s second 3...