El Estoque

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

MUSIC: A joyous Spring Pops Concert

Angela Liu

May 19, 2012

“What’s the difference between a piano and a fish?” Senior Katarina Zorko pauses. “You can’t ‘tune-a-fish!’” At this, the audience laughs at how terrible Zorko’s pun is. Imagine the entire concert following this theme. The rest of the Spring Pops Concert on May 17 was a casual, charming performance that elicited snorts and giggles the entire way through. Right from the top, the concert started off with a f...

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Angela Liu

May 4, 2012

Despite defeating Los Gatos High School at their April 28 game, the varsity softball home game against the Wildcats ended in defeat on May 1. After a brief lead during the start of the game, the score tipped out of the girls’ favor and did not come back. “There was a lack of focus. Maybe [we were] overconfident, potentially,” head coach Ray Teixeira said. A combination of hard hits and tough defense from LGHS made it ...

Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Angela Liu

April 7, 2012

Bricks. For the especially low price of $125 (or $200 for per larger brick) one can get their very own customized MVHS brick. It sounds like the deal of a lifetime. From a logical standpoint, though, it makes no sense to spend $125 on a brick when one could be spending that money on, for instance, 250 tacos from Jack in the Box. But when the money...

‘Titanic 3D’ still great, but minimally improved

‘Titanic 3D’ still great, but minimally improved

Nona Penner

April 5, 2012

The disaster of the Titanic is a story that both awes and horrifies. In 1912, the so-called “unsinkable ship” hit an iceberg and pulled down 1514 people to their watery graves. This tragic moment provides an interesting backdrop for director James Cameron’s timeless tale of love and rebellion. Originally released in 199...

VIDEO: Guitar club lessons

VIDEO: Guitar club lessons

Angela Liu

March 7, 2012

Guitar club provides instruments and lessons for its members. This video is a glimpse of how their regular meetings go, and was recorded on Feb. 7. Guitar club is also searching for performers for its 2012 Guitar Club Concert. Email [email protected] with your name or name o...

TwoCast: Episode 4

TwoCast: Episode 4

Yimeng Han

February 28, 2012

Angela Liu and Nona Penner are TwoCast. Together, we fail so that you can succeed. This time, we skip reading the instructions and jump right into classic board games.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

Angela Liu

February 14, 2012

Click through for captions. On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, Chinese Club members delivered pre-made rose grams. The rose grams, which were bought for $2 beforehand, come with a ribbon adorned rose and the customized message by the sender. Chinese Club sold 99 roses in the span of a week....

REX club casts actors

REX club casts actors

Angela Liu

December 7, 2011

Who is Sheldon McKinsey? He is a shy, awkward and out-of-place teenager who momentarily dives into the realm of popularity. He is also fictional; McKinsey is just a character of a future flick, “Your Best Company.” On Dec. 6, REX Productions held its first casting call in room B109. REX Productions, a club created by fre...

VIDEO: The giving girl

VIDEO: The giving girl

Stephanie Chang

December 7, 2011

Every year senior Annie Blake-Burke participates in a program called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows children from impoverished neighborhoods all over the Bay Area to receive Christmas gifts, a luxury their parents can not afford to give them. The few weeks before the deadline on Dec. 13, trees...

TwoCast: Episode 3

TwoCast: Episode 3

Angela Liu

December 2, 2011

Angela Liu and Nona Penner are TwoCast. Together, we fail so that you can succeed. This time, we make and fly kites with no previous experience. Also, meet Nona's cat and see her strange candy be eaten. ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Eggsciting physics

PHOTO GALLERY: Eggsciting physics

Angela Liu

November 22, 2011

  Click through for captions. From Nov. 21 to 23, physics students from the regular, sheltered and Honors classes tested their egg drop carriers. Regular and sheltered physics had a week while Honors had a month of time to work on creating their project, with a few guidelines that res...

Music: String and Chamber’s yearly debut

Music: String and Chamber’s yearly debut

Angela Liu

November 10, 2011

After giving a brief introduction, director John Galli turned around and readied his baton. The members of the orchestra, all dressed in white and black outfits, watched him for a signal. Everyone on the stage was eager to impress those who sat in the seats.On Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the au...