El Estoque

A joyous stitch

January 26, 2019

There’s nothing a pair of scissors can’t fix. That’s how junior Chloe Wu-Breshears, treasurer of Fashion Club, views the production of clothing. She and other club members contribute to the  unique range of backgrounds, inspirations and personal tastes found in room F112 every other Monday. Encoura...

Getting back to work

Getting back to work

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

January 19, 2019

he deafening thuds of wood clashing, drills grinding and the light chattering of the students during first period Woodshop all ceased for the two weeks of winter break. Now that the second semester has begun, new projects begin and the familiar noises rise once again. Woodshop is structured to fit ...

Technovation first-timers

Technovation first-timers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

December 16, 2018

With business plans, app development training, Hackathons and 80 girls, the teams from the MVHS Technovation club have been eager to start preparing for their annual Technovation Challenge competition. Technovation is a club for girls to learn basic coding languages and app development skills by parti...

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Tabitha Mendez and Kamyar Moradi

November 21, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the MVHS Politics club, also known as JSA (Junior State of America), met in F102 to go over the logistics of their first conference of the year, JSA Fall State in San Jose. Senior and president Adamya Srivastava shared about what will be in store for them at the two-day confere...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

Charlotte Chui, Copy Editor

November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japanese American Association of Northern Calif...

Woodshop gives back

Woodshop gives back

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha

November 17, 2018

Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring military veterans, is a day Woodshop students use to give back to their community. Throughout his years as Woodshop teacher, Ted Shinta has appointed his students to craft pens that they donate to veterans on Veterans Day. “The owner of the Woodcraft fr...

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...

Meet the Technovation Officers

Meet the Technovation Officers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

September 27, 2018

With the start of the school year, club officers begin to organize their first meetings, Club Info Day and events they’ll participate in throughout the school year. Technovation President and senior Isha Chakraborty and other officers have been preparing for the new Technovation members – young ...

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018

ite Club members gathered in room B101 on March 1 to discuss how to turn everyday food products into skincare essentials. The officers said that both what is ingested and what is put on the skin can affect our skin’s appearance. Read the infographic below for tips on how to integrate kitchen items in...

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

A Two Part Process: How MVHS students are using the PSAT to prepare for the SAT

Aditya Dash

February 1, 2018

s sophomore Keshav Taneja receives his scores for the PSAT exam, he looks forward to ways in which he can prepare to take the next big test: the SAT. Taneja is hoping to perform well through the use of strategies and advice from his tutor. Taneja is also trying to do well the SAT in order to look for ...

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

First flags of the season: MVHS Color Guard’s first performance of the year

Ananya Bhat

September 15, 2017

It’s friday night at MVHS’s first home football game. The buzzer rings, signaling halftime. As the scuffed up bodies of the MVHS varsity football team jog over towards the sidelines, twirls of color, pointed rifles and flowing purple gowns take over the football field. The song begins and suddenly,...

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...