El Estoque

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu

April 12, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding these trips to Southern California, New York or even a 25-minute drive to Great America remain larg...

Chess club president discusses the strategies to his sport

Chess club president discusses the strategies to his sport

Avni Prasad

November 6, 2016


Filed under Briefs

here were 10 chess boards laid out on desks. But, ten minutes into lunch on Monday, Oct. 31, only four boys occupied room E201. “There’s usually more people,” senior and Chess club president Kesav Viswanadha said. “This is the least number of people we have had this year [at club meetings]....

Chess Club explains their strategy for victory

Chess Club explains their strategy for victory

Aditya Pimplaskar

December 8, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

Every Tuesday, in room B206, a group of students settles down and pull out a checkered board. For a moment, the world around them starts to blur as they focus in on their army. Chess, a battle of the brains fought by two people with sixteen pieces each, emulates actual war itself and has endless o...

Battle on the board

Battle on the board

Yifei Wu

February 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs

Students pursue their interest in competitive art of chess. Read More »

School Site Council provides funding to student clubs

Karen Feng

February 11, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Council met Feb. 6 to discuss funding, receive principal’s update. Read More »...

PTSA includes student voices at fifth monthly meeting, held Jan. 28

Colin Kim

February 7, 2014


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

The meeting kicks off second semester with updates from students, staff to improve connection within school. Read More »...

Annual county chess tournament hosted at MVHS Feb. 2

Annual county chess tournament hosted at MVHS Feb. 2

Amrutha Dorai

February 7, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

MVHS wins team award for second consecutive year. Chess tournament from El Estoque on Vimeo. The Chess Club competed at the 2013 Santa Clara County High School Chess Tournament on Feb. 2 in the MVHS cafeteria and emerged with multiple victories. Students from local high schools and middle ...

Escaping with the knight

Escaping with the knight

Yaamini Venkataraman

November 20, 2009


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Senior Vivian Nguyen breaks the gender barrier by becoming the first female member of the chess team Read More »...