El Estoque

Bringing back Winter Formal

Bringing back Winter Formal

Claire Wen

January 28, 2019

Scrolling through Instagram the days leading up to Jan. 18, MVHS students could see a bombardment of posts about MVHS’s Winter Formal from leadership students’ and MVHS class accounts. Promotion for the upcoming dance filled people’s feeds, along with posts from the Instagram photo challenge l...

Coffee with the Principal

Coffee with the Principal

Claire Chang and Tina Low

October 26, 2018

irculating around the room, 35 parents introduce themselves to Principal Ben Clausnitzer. They sit in a circle with cups of steaming coffee in their hands, conversing casually, asking questions and talking with one another about their children’s experiences at MVHS. The ‘Coffee with the Principal’ eve...

Science Olympiad team selections

Science Olympiad team selections

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

October 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, two weeks after their screening exams, Science Olympiad released team selections for prospective competitors for the different categories, including: biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, engineering and inquiry of science. Over 50 applicants from MVHS applied for 45 spots ...

Woodshop loses numbers

Woodshop loses numbers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha

October 18, 2018

In years past, industrial technology teacher Ted Shinta taught three sections of Woodshop. This year, he’s down to one. When the first-period bell rings, 28 students get to work on a variety of projects using the many available machines. With his newer classes like Intro to Engineering Design and Princ...

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

Dhruvika Randad and Kat Pappas

September 28, 2018

Along with the usual Q&A that introduced new members to the club, a special guest was introduced: French student teacher Marie Roy. As an incoming teacher for the new year, she believes that it is important to understand the different communities at school and their styles of interaction, to which...

Science Olympiad begins team building

Science Olympiad begins team building

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

September 27, 2018

With the start of the school year, Science Olympiad has began screening members for the 2018-19 team. A club dedicated to competition-level science, Science Olympiad members compete in various invitational, regional and state-level competitions during the latter half of the year. In order to become a ...

Finding the new in the old

Finding the new in the old

Anish Vasudevan and Ankit Gupta

September 27, 2018

At MVHS, history is a subject that often gets overlooked as students tend to focus more on STEM related subjects. However, the History, Economics, and Politics club (HEP) attempts to put this stigma to rest by celebrating history every Friday during lunch. Club presidents and seniors Shawn Lee and Jo...

Q&A with GSA president Ollie Venzon

Anjini Venugopal

May 25, 2018

A member of the club for the past four years reflects on his experience

Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Roshan Fernandez

September 15, 2017

s students sat down on wooden stools in the woodshop room during lunch on Sept. 12, club president and senior Anika Ramachandran and vice president and junior Rachel Lennen gave a welcoming speech to about 15 students for the first meeting of woodshop club. After introducing the club and possible p...

Pete the pet: El Valedor’s new class fish

Pete the pet: El Valedor’s new class fish

Anjini Venugopal

September 12, 2017

To deal with the high temperatures on Sept. 4, senior head editors of El Valedor Ellen Li and Mayumi Tabungar went to get ice cream from Baskin Robbins along with photographer Vincent Tran. Later in the day, the three of them found themselves in Home Depot and joked about what it would be like t...