El Estoque

Debating through a screen

The three branches of debate Monta Vista offers | Graphic by Irene Tang
Members of Monta Vista Debate (MVSD) reflect on the the shift from in-person debates to online
October 24, 2020
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Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic
Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
September 19, 2020
Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen

Looking back at MV Sports Medicine Club for the 2019-2020 school year

MV Sports Medicine Club at the Stanford ATR. Photo from @mvsports_medicine
Officers of the club reminisce on memories from this year and make plans for the future
May 21, 2020
Officers of the club reminisce on memories from this year and make plans for the future

Science Olympiad officers’ humble beginnings

Photo courtesy of Ramachandra Srinivas
Leaders reflect on why they joined the club and their favorite memories
March 12, 2020
Leaders reflect on why they joined the club and their favorite memories

Finding the target: Archery Club’s late start

Photo used with permission of Steve Ho
Archery Club’s plans for next semester after undergoing club complications
December 21, 2019
Archery Club’s plans for next semester after undergoing club complications

Mock Trial reflection

Mock Trial members cram for an upcoming scrimmage. Photo by Jayanti Jha
Examining club members’ favorite aspects of the team
December 3, 2019

Speech Club’s October Social

Junior Arya Das smiles while listening to junior Elene Pilpani's accusation during their confession round.
Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery
October 18, 2019
Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery

Mock Trial kicks off the year with 80 attendees

Co-president and senior Justin Feng began the interest meeting by discussing the various aspects of the mock trial, starting with the pretrial and ending with the verdict. Photo by Jayanti Jha
The team predicts major changes for the 2019-20 school year
September 22, 2019

Mock Trial began the year with an increase in attendance at their interest meeting with 80 people, compared to the usual 40 to 50 in previous years. According to  officer of operations and sophomore...

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...

Mock Trial: Building a family

Members of Mock Trial gather to take a picture at one of their many competitions where they fight a fake case against other schools in front of a judge and a panel of attorneys. Photo used with permission of Irene McNelis
Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them
January 20, 2019
Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe
The Octagon officer team’s process for selecting committee chairs
December 17, 2018

Every year in mid-March, MV Octagon, MVHS’ largest volunteer club, hosts an event called Cure Cancer Cafe (CCC) to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The event is held in the Quinlan...

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math
November 21, 2018

Sophomore Parth Asawa will never forget the pride he felt after attending his first math competition in fourth grade. He won second place statewide, and this positive experience helped him develop...

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