El Estoque

The whiteboard in the Career Center is crammed with the names of colleges from around the nation. To the left of the board is the traditional college acceptances list that Career Center Liaison Miriam Taba has maintained for the past seven years. To the right is the college denials list that Taba has just started this year. Photo by Soumya Kurnool.

‘College Denials’ list up in the Career Center

Soumya Kurnool April 28, 2013

After failed attempts at creating a wall of college rejection letters at MVHS, college denials are now documented alongside college acceptances. Each fall for the past seven years, the whiteboard...

Emily Zhang writes a card for the Beanie Babies Drive

Students organize Beanie Babies Drive for Sandy Hook Elementary

Joyce Varma December 22, 2012

In response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., juniors Michelle Swedek and Cathryn Yang organized a Beanie Babies Drive. Swedek and Yang coordinated with AP Biology teacher Pamela...

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

First PTSA meeting of the year held Aug. 28

Amrutha Dorai August 30, 2012

At the first Parent Teacher Student Association meeting this year, Principal April Scott and Assistant Principal Brad Metheany emphasized administration’s goal of making MVHS feel like a family, where...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Cynthia Mao May 15, 2012

With less than a month until graduation, seniors received some unexpected news. At lunch on Tuesday, May 10, all the seniors were called into the rally court for an announcement: They would be graduating...

Dianne Howard feature

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Anushka Patil February 4, 2012

Senior clerical Dianne Howard is about to answer a question about the best part of her job when science teacher Pooya Hajjarian, passing by the front desk, answers it for her."Seeing me everyday,” he...

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Campus landmark of the 18th century

Sara Yang February 1, 2012

You are exiting the student parking lot, about to drive onto McClellan Road, when you notice something significant — the stop sign on the right sidewalk corner. What you might not notice, sitting...

Another hit of vandalism

Another hit of vandalism

Sara Yang January 20, 2010

Vandalism hits campus over Martin Luther King Day weekend  Raindrops were not the only things striking classrooms this weekend.  Trails of yolk and broken eggshells were discovered on the...

Not so false alarms

Not so false alarms

Laura Yang November 8, 2009

Series of fire alarms bring issues of safety to the spotlight       Over the course of the past few weeks, fire alarms have become part of the fourth and fifth period routine....

When minutes matter

When minutes matter

Sara Yang November 5, 2009

Officials acted quickly when student bicyclist was hit by a car at the crosswalk on Oct. 20    Minutes matter — trying to get to school on time or to the scene of an accident on time.   On...

MVHS battles Lynbrook on Jan. 30

MVHS battles Lynbrook on Jan. 30

Christian Fatoohi January 30, 2009

A Bull Spirit poster for the MVHS Varsity boys basketball team's upcoming game against Lynbrook on Jan. 30"We're excited. We worked hard for it. We're glad our efforts paid off," varsity...

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Selene Rubino January 19, 2009

  It may be the second semester, but seniors aren't finished with their high school careers just yet. On Jan. 29, 150 randomly selected seniors will take part in the National Assessment of Education...

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Standardized testing for seniors?!

Michelle Balmeo January 16, 2009

150 seniors will be subjected to taking standardized testing their senior year to represent MVHS in a national education reportIt may be the second semester, but seniors aren't finished with their...

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