El Estoque

Woodshop club brings its community of veterans and rookies together

Hannan Waliullah

September 29, 2016

f you walk past the woodshop room on a Wednesday lunch, you can hear a buzzing sound. The shrill sounds of the drills, the soothing sounds of the spinning lathes and the jarring noises of the band-saws emanate from the room, blending in with the voices of the enthusiastic mix of students of varying skil...

Roots Christian Club prepares new plans for future meetings

Roots Christian Club prepares new plans for future meetings

Michelle Wong

September 21, 2016

Co-written by Stephanie Lam The presences of new Roots officers aren’t the only new changes for Roots Christian club. At their first meeting of the year on Monday, Sept. 12, the club officers announced new events and changes soon to come. Senior Amanda Lam, the current social manager of Root...

Q&A: Computer Science Club officers discuss their upcoming plans for this year

Q&A: Computer Science Club officers discuss their upcoming plans for this year

Amanda Chan

September 19, 2016

With its upcoming meeting on Sept. 21, the Computer Science Club plans to change up the club by focusing more on the applications of CS. CS club officers reflect on their time in the club and share their expectations for the upcoming year. CS Club President Carol Wang El Estoque: How has your t...

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Japanese Club starts tutoring sessions during tutorial

Tyler Lin

September 8, 2016

ith the introduction of a second tutorial, many students are able to complete more work and find more help from teachers and peers. This year, Japanese Club’s new officers decided to do something a little bit different with their schedule and activities. “We’re planning a rotation through ou...

Revitalize: Under new leadership, MVHS Sprouts Club holds high hopes for the new year

Revitalize: Under new leadership, MVHS Sprouts Club holds high hopes for the new year

Karen Ma

August 22, 2016

Co-reported by Sepand Rouz. ast year, MVHS Sprouts Club and its beloved garden suffered from numerous drawbacks and a lack of activity among its members, remaining what some might call ‘dead’ for most of the year. This year, however, club officers senior Stephen Chang, junior Edwin Peng, senior Ben...

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Aanchal Garg

January 26, 2016

“We were not ready for the carnage,” Science Olympiad president senior Ishaan Shah said at a lunch meeting. On Jan. 9, Science Olympiad competed at invitationals at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. However, because it was the first competition of the year, the members did not do as well as t...

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Amanda Chan

January 12, 2016

Every day, students across the MVHS campus can be seen taking pictures with their smartphones in hand. Photography club has recognized the increased popularity of photography among students and is beginning a new tradition — a monthly photography contest. “We know that a lot of people casually do p...

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Hannan Waliullah

October 23, 2015

he sounds of the metal tool shaving off wood on spinning lathes fill the woodshop room at lunch on Oct. 23. During this woodshop club meeting, students work to shape their wooden blocks into cylinders. By the end of the 40 minute session, many new club members are well underway to creating their ...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Fatima Ali

September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception. As the new year begins and younger officers assume leadership of the club  — junior Sajeev Saluja w...

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Hannan Waliullah

August 21, 2015

In a community where academic extracurriculars seems more necessary than recreational, finding a club that combines the highly valued community service with a relaxing, enjoyable activity can be comparable to finding the fountain of youth. So, when the officers of the club MV Stars heard of art and ...

REX Productions releases ‘Absolution’

REX Productions releases ‘Absolution’

Varsha Venkat

April 24, 2015

 frustrated high school student named William (junior Zach Sanchez) stands, hand-to-head, on the dirt hiking trail as his friend Jack (junior Thaddeus Tarshis) walks away, map in hand. The screen goes dark, and Jack reappears, staring at an article reporting that William has been missing for a we...

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014

When Electronics teacher Ted Shinta entered his room at lunch on Nov. 19, a group of students had already trickled in. Having made F108 their usual hangout, they played computer games, ate their lunch and discussed the meaning of Forrest Gump. On this Wednesday lunch, three additional students waited...