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Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

Robert Liu, Shivani Gupta, Alyssa Hui, Anish Vasudevan, Shreshta Ranganathan, Leanna Sun, and Vivian Jiang

October 22, 2019

Homecoming week is an annual celebration filled with school spirit, class performances and an assortment of rally games. The lively skits performed by each class are the painstakingly percolated results of weeks of rehearsal and work — work that involved collaboration between students, staff and even...

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, more and more students have been finding discrepancies in their course schedule and what they req...

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 comes to mind for juniors becoming seniors.* But fresh faces were exactly what the class of 2017 ...

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 as the posters draw, they really don’t make a difference in who wins. True; those in class offi...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

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 never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s annual ball drop, a...

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 freshman at the Welcome Back Rally is the longest half-hour in high school. Many freshmen are confused...

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. El Estoque took the liberty of interviewing 50 new freshmen about their lives at MVHS. Mouse over a...

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 come.   2012 class advisor David Clarke believes that this year’s Homecoming was just...

Newer purple, brighter gold

Newer purple, brighter gold

Deepa Kollipara

January 19, 2010

New decade introduces new rally with classes teamed-up to compete Read More »...

Outside the box

Outside the box

Tiffany Lau

November 6, 2009

Unlike the usual literature class, Humanities goes outside of Cupertino to learn Read More »...

Less is not more: Low student enrollment caused cancellation of British Literature

Less is not more: Low student enrollment caused cancellation of British Literature

Jaime Chu

April 30, 2009

https://www.elestoque.org/2010/images/stories/NewsImages/brit lit.jpg English class faced cancellation for the first time in ten years Read More »...