El Estoque

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Amrutha Dorai

May 28, 2012

During brunch on May 25, while most students were filtering out of the Farewell Rally, senior Angela Zhang and sophomore Natalie Ng were discussing a potential cure for cancer with Congressman Mike Honda. Honda sat across a table from the two girls as Zhang described at length both the mechanism ...

There’s no $ in team

Carissa Chan

February 1, 2012

For students who are part of MVHS Government Team, there are no formal assessments or exams, save for one short quiz at the beginning of the year. There are only competitions — local, state and national. For most high school Gov teams, the most prestigious competition is the annual program called We t...

Gov Team attends regional competition Dec. 5

Gov Team attends regional competition Dec. 5

Kevin Tsukii

December 5, 2011

On Dec. 5, Gov Team members travelled to the Offices of the Santa Clara County Board of Education to participate in We The People’s regional competition. We the People, the organization from which all Gov Team chapters stem from, hosted MVHS, Irvington High School, Amador Valley High School, Yerba Buena High School and Foothill High School. Members presen...

Teaching to the TECH

SHARING KNOWLEDGE: After seeing his students’ growing interest in Prezi, English teacher Matt Brashears teaches his Mythology and Folklore students how to use the software on Sept. 12.  Photo by Kevin Tsukii

Aafreen Mahmood

September 21, 2011

When Government and Economics teacher Eric Otto opens his e-mail, he always sees a separate folder designated for parent e-mails that has been growing for the past six years of his teaching. The parents  all expressed disbelief in their childís engagement in a subject that they initially thought would...