El Estoque

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...

Hackathons: the pros and cons

Hackathons: the pros and cons

Nathan Stevens

September 25, 2016

uniors Rishi Upadhyay and Adithya Mohan struggle to keep alert as they continue their work. They down one can of fizzy soda after another and turn to greasy pizza for comfort as time passes by. The experience of the hackathon, despite leaving them exhausted, is in every sense exhilarating. Hundreds of stu...

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...

Coding: Programming in high school — is it really necessary?

Coding: Programming in high school — is it really necessary?

Sepand Rouz

September 12, 2016

hen one thinks of coding, the smell of Red Bull and the sounds of a keyboard clicking are the first things that come to mind. JavaScript. Python. PHP. These are all popular coding languages that MVHS students have been honing for years. Students at MVHS take AP Computer Science and Java, as well as ...

Major Change: Seniors plan to improve the lives of others with their declared majors

Major Change: Seniors plan to improve the lives of others with their declared majors

Sharon Tung

May 18, 2016

Co-authored by Tal Marom and Zach Sanchez Oftentimes we think of college as a time for personal change, an essential part of picking one’s focus and finally entering adulthood. But through our studies, through our future professions, what do we seek to change about the world? MVHS seniors discuss ...

New Computer Science course emphasizes bigger picture of programming

New Computer Science course emphasizes bigger picture of programming

Andrea Schlitt

February 2, 2016

n Fall 2016, College Board will launch its new AP Computer Science Principles course, designed to integrate real life applications into the world of programming. For APCS teacher Debbie Frazier, this was a long awaited opportunity. “I’ve worked for a long time in the industry,” Frazier sai...

Q&A: Senior bridges gap between history and computer science

Q&A: Senior bridges gap between history and computer science

Namrata Ramani

December 6, 2013

Senior Aditi Ramaswamy documents her passion for American history through her blog, The History Hacker. Read More »...