El Estoque

PHOTO GALLERY: Eggsciting physics

PHOTO GALLERY: Eggsciting physics

Angela Liu

November 22, 2011

  Click through for captions. From Nov. 21 to 23, physics students from the regular, sheltered and Honors classes tested their egg drop carriers. Regular and sheltered physics had a week while Honors had a month of time to work on creating their project, with a few guidelines that res...

Teacher feature: Science teacher Renee Fallon’s patent portfolio

Teacher feature: Science teacher Renee Fallon’s patent portfolio

Kevin Tsukii

November 21, 2011

The next time you visit a store and see nicotine patches on the shelves, you may want to thank AP Biology teacher Renee Fallon for helping to make them a reality.Fallon worked as a researcher for several biotechnology companies, dedicating most of her time to studying drug delivery systems and eventually amassing seven patents over two decades.The inventions include a stick-on patch that delivers timed doses of heart medication and a method to mass-produce liposomes. Fallon...

Robotics strives to inspire passion for engineering

Robotics strives to inspire passion for engineering

Sara Yang

November 20, 2011

    Junior Soumith Jonnakuti writes a math problem on the board. “All right, who wants to answer the question?” “Me! Me! Me!” “I know the answer!” On Mondays after school, the art room at Lincoln Elementary school has acted as a classroom for thinkFIRST, a program designed to introduce math and science principles to elementary students through simple experiments. As part of the community outreach effort by the M...

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Choirs debut with “All You Need is Love” concert

Kevin Tsukii

November 19, 2011

Held on Nov. 18 during school and at 7 p.m., Choir's debut “All You Need is Love” themed-concert filled the auditorium with soundtracks and songs of desire, loss and romance. All four choirs — A choir, B choir, concert choir and Variations — took to the stage and overflowed to the aisles, sing...

Cupertino’s new iPhone application opens to the public

Cupertino’s new iPhone application opens to the public

Margaret Lin

November 19, 2011

Ready 95014 is an iPhone, iPad and iTouch application geared towards educating Cupertino citizens of emergency protocol released by Cupertino City Hall in mid-October. This application has information for any sort of emergency ranging from earthquakes, pandemics, or floods. According to Cupe...

Get back in line

Get back in line

Nellie Brosnan

November 18, 2011

“I didn’t really have any strong reason to be drum major other than wanting to spin the baton and wear the cool uniform,” junior Ryan Lo said. For the last two years, Lo has been the drum major of marching band. Standing in the front, he leads the band in an ornate white costume w...

Nutrition Club packs a potent punch

Nutrition Club packs a potent punch

Yimeng Han

November 18, 2011

Although she is very slim, Nutrition Club president junior Ellen Tang was not always happy with the way she looked. “When I was in middle school, I was always self-conscious of myself,” she said. “I really didn’t want to eat. I would just skip out on lunch and [meals], and my friends would notice.” Tang eventuall...

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Girls Tennis: 2011 CCS champions by narrow win

Rachel Lu

November 17, 2011

The game hit a stalemate with MVHS and Saratoga tied 9-9 in the total team score count. The final score had to come down to the individual games played in each set, pushing MVHS over Saratoga by a tally of 79-73 in the November 16 CCS Championships. It took four hours of the toughest competition in the league bef...

Reduced cost Internet available to low income students

Reduced cost Internet available to low income students

Anushka Patil

November 14, 2011

Comcast's new reduced cost Internet program, Internet Essentials, was launched for the 2011-2012 school year to help achieve the company's goal of "[bringing] the power of the Internet to more students and families across the country". Through the program, families with at least one student who receives fre...

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ outdoes its predecessors

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ outdoes its predecessors

Morahd Shawki

November 13, 2011

It has been nearly six years since the last critically acclaimed entry in the role-playing game series, “The Elder Scrolls.” On Nov. 11, its successor, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” was released, and it had some massive shoes to fill. Created by Bethesda Softworks, a developer famous for its sprawling role-playing games such as the...

Football: 48-6 victory for the Matadors vs. Fremont

Football: 48-6 victory for the Matadors vs. Fremont

Akshay Agrawal

November 12, 2011

Behind the scenes Game highlights On Nov. 10, as the end of the game approached, so did the football season. The emotional farewell, left some of the senior boys in tears knowing this would be the last time they would be playing football for MVHS. Before the game bega...

Volleyball CCS: Tough quarterfinal loss to Menlo-Atherton

Volleyball CCS: Tough quarterfinal loss to Menlo-Atherton

Patrick Xie

November 12, 2011

Odds were not on the Matadors’ side as No. 10 MVHS faced No. 2 Menlo-Atherton High School on Nov. 10. However, after a big five-set win at San Benito they hoped the momentum would help them in their quarter-final game.“I was hoping we would bring our A game and that it would be one of ou...