El Estoque

Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.

Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Jai Uparkar and Emily Xia January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Aanchal Garg August 19, 2017

Reading her new schedule, freshman Anokhi Shah was dismayed to find that she did not receive Spanish 2, a course recommended in order to continue to Spanish 3 in her sophomore year. In the past few years,...

Meet the new 2017 class officers

Meet the new 2017 class officers

Chetana Ramaiyer April 21, 2016

Co-Reported with Aanchal Garg. New year, new faces. At the beginning of the school year, students see the inexperienced freshmen crowding the corridors. However, “new” is not exactly something that...

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Musical Musings: Popular culture

Ilena Peng April 6, 2016

eople wearing purple and gold clothes, purple and gold face paint, and holding purple and gold posters on sticks with catchy slogans; this is what students now see all around campus. But as much attention...

Sophomore Felicia Hou takes a break from the hand-painting the ocean.

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Kristin Chang September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have...

Rushed preparations of freshman class lead to disadvantage at rally

Rushed preparations of freshman class lead to disadvantage at rally

Nathan Desai September 3, 2012

Being a freshman is tough. The class of 2016 just finished their second week of high school and they have already faced defeat at their first MVHS rally. Everyone at MVHS knows the feeling. Being a...

Back to school: 50 fresh faces

Back to school: 50 fresh faces

Morahd Shawki August 28, 2012

It’s a new school year at MVHS, and among the new schedules, reunions and activities, most of the upperclassmen have forgotten that there’s a new class here as well, the class of 2016 to be exact....

Hopes for Homecoming

Hopes for Homecoming

Angela Liu October 24, 2011

Homecoming: a celebration of school spirit. Or is it? Students and staff question if having too much spirit is undesirable, and whether or not Homecoming can be improved for the years to...

Newer purple, brighter gold

Newer purple, brighter gold

Deepa Kollipara January 19, 2010

New decade introduces new rally with classes teamed-up to compete Warning: this is not your average winter rally. On Jan. 22, seniors and freshmen will be teaming up to play the "super...

Outside the box

Outside the box

Tiffany Lau November 6, 2009

Unlike the usual literature class, Humanities goes outside of Cupertino to learn Most literature classes watch a movie based on the book they have been reading. But on Nov. 5, the two Humanities classes...

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