El Estoque

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Mallika Singh

February 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Columns, OPINION

he back of the parking lot has been coined “senior parking” by many of the student drivers at MVHS. But senior parking, a necessity for any senior who drives, is now occupied by the MVHS renovations for a new gym. It has become an issue, to say the least. Everyone wants to park at the back — i...

Broken Ground

Broken Ground

Priya Reddy

September 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The construction by the B building and the front of MVHS is beginning to wrap up and as the construction teams are placing the finishing touches on the first phase of the construction, they will soon begin the next two phases. This construction, funded by a bond that was passed in 2015, has been in the...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Question, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken pipeline at the back of B building, near the bike racks. Later that day, an announcement was ma...

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

Nathan Stevens

October 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

he cafeteria being built in 2014 was an extensive upgrade to MVHS and largely contributes to its campus environment, but it is only the tip of the renovation iceberg. Principal April Scott explained that MVHS staff have been planning to adding four new rooms to the B building and gym lobby for about...

Breaking News: School cancelled due to damaged water main

Breaking News: School cancelled due to damaged water main

Varsha Venkat

March 25, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Due to MVHS’s inability to provide restroom and food service, administrators close the school midway through fifth period on March 25. Read More »...

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction

Behind the scenes: The force behind the cafeteria construction

Steven Lim

October 10, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider

he construction for the new complex is divided between anywhere from 5 to 20 subcontractors, and their respective employees. These subcontractors specialize in a specific task like HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning), roofing, and electrical work to be done for the building. Overaa construction...

Perspectives on cafeteria demolition

Perspectives on cafeteria demolition

Athira Penghat

April 10, 2013


Filed under Main slider, Multimedia, NEWS

Despite the numerous changes made to the campus since it was first opened in 1969, the building housing the cafeteria had never been touched —  until the morning of April 4, when it was demolished. This deconstruction is part of plans to construct a new building that will be unveiled for student use in...

Food Services Supervisor Frank Lihn on his plans for adjusting to cooking during construction

Food Services Supervisor Frank Lihn on his plans for adjusting to cooking during construction

Athira Penghat

February 15, 2013


Filed under NEWS

We talked to Assistant Principal Brad Metheany about using the food trucks outside. How does that impact how you work here, at MVHS? It’s just change. You know, we’re just going to do things a bit differently. Even with the trailer alone, we’ll have more cooking capacity then we do at this kitc...

Different memories of the old cafeteria

Atharva Fulay

February 15, 2013


Filed under NEWS

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Bringing back the bike racks

Smitha Gundavajhala

June 1, 2012


Filed under Main slider, The Bottom Line

As construction took over MVHS, students had to make changes of their own to accommodate the breakneck pace at which construction proceeded, which allowed the field to be completed in time for 2012's graduation. Now that field construction is over, itís time to consider students' needs. Itís time...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2012


Filed under NEWS

With less than a month until graduation, seniors received some unexpected news. At lunch on Tuesday, May 10, all the seniors were called into the rally court for an announcement: They would be graduating at MVHS this year. Because of the field construction, plans had previously been made for ...

When more means less

When more means less

Alexandria Poh

November 9, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Print news

Every chair at every table is filled. A long line forms for seats at a computer. Whether they are frantically cramming for an AP Biology quiz or trying to make some time for pleasure reading, many students are spending their free time in the school library. Meanwhile the librarians are trying to make sure the library doesnít exceed its maximum cap...