The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Karen Maleski in 1978 and 2022, this year she returned to MVHS after more than 40 years.

Karen Maleski’s life of learning

Krish Dev, Website Editor February 14, 2022

Karen Maleski's fascination with literature began at a young age when she picked up books her mother left on the coffee table. Maleski became enamored with novels — including “The Jungle,” “The...

An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
AP Biology Lab Kit

Experiments at home

Gavin Hung September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning
Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad May 24, 2019

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday,...

Science department: A strange scent

Science department: A strange scent

Helen Chao March 19, 2018

During fetal pig dissections in biology and sheep heart extractions in physiology classes, not only do students have to fret about breaking a scalpel, but there’s also the curious scent from the preserving...

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USA Biology Olympiad: A challenge for biology lovers

Claire Yang December 12, 2017
Students discuss why they want to participate in the USA Biology Olympiad
Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek presents her research in hibernation genetics to a group of SNHS members. Grabek discussed how she became interested in scientific research and then opened the classroom for questions related to her career and to computational biology. Photo by Jessica Xing

MV Science National Honor Society hosts Stanford guest speaker

Jessica Xing April 17, 2017

Story by Jessica Xing and Jackie Way n April 17, Stanford postdoctoral researcher Katharine Grabek spoke about how she became interested in computational biology and how it applies to her current work...

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

Nathan Stevens March 9, 2017

n Feb. 24, tens of students lined up after school outside room B111 preparing for their upcoming test. However, this was no AP test they were waiting for —  they were waiting to take the Biology Olympiad...

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Local biotechnology in classrooms enhances learning

Nathan Stevens October 28, 2016

ounds of boxes containing biology textbooks and filed away papers are spread across the laboratory counters of room B101. They are topped with a thermal printer, a special piece of equipment used to print...

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Science National Honor Society incorporates more fields of science into their club

Jessica Xing September 21, 2016

t their first meeting of the year, on Sept. 12, Science National Honor Society announced the new way that the club would implement lab activities: monthly themes. Monthly themes allow the club to focus...

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Shriya Deshpande May 20, 2016

rom involving chemistry, history and other classes in the Martian Deconstructed event to the new chromebooks in classrooms, the 2015-16 school year has brought several new policies, events and classes....

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