El Estoque

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

MOVIE:‘Looper’ stuns in circular motion

Angela Wang

September 29, 2012

When “Looper” wins big with movie audiences, no one will want to be left out of the thought-provoking loop. This action-packed, science-fiction, borderline-horror thriller sets a new standard that obliterates the time-traveling cliche that has plagued some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, “Looper,” set ...

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

MULTIMEDIA: Club Day time lapse video

Yimeng Han

September 17, 2012

Club Day Time Lapse from El Estoque on Vimeo. This year, Club Day was held on Sept. 14. 65 clubs sold food in the Rally Court during lunch to raise money, with varying degrees of success. In-N-Out was clearly a hit — Mock Trials unloaded 100 burgers in six minutes and the Musician's Society sold out in three minutes. While ...

New mascot introduced

New mascot introduced

Anupama Cemballi

September 10, 2012

When Monte the Matador “returned” to Monta Vista at the Welcome Back Rally after a “long vacation,” almost everyone was surprised. However, Monte had long been in the making. “Everything was related to the bull, and we’re not the bulls,” Principal April Scott said. “We’ve tri...

MULTIMEDIA: Welcome back rally held on August 31

MULTIMEDIA: Welcome back rally held on August 31

Margaret Lin

August 31, 2012

Welcome back rally from El Estoque on Vimeo. During the Welcome Back rally on August 31, the class of 2013 won first place overall. The juniors were placed in second, the sophomores in third, while the freshman placed in fourth place. The seniors also won the award for the most athletic class while the juniors won an award for being the most artistic. The juniors won the first rally game while the seniors won the second. ...

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Lisa Zhang

May 29, 2012

Normally people being mistaken for food isn’t much a problem here, but the idea of being friends is something that has become somewhat of an urban legend in the midst of our competitive corner of the world. I, for one, was never too fond of mindless chatter for the first three years of my high sch...

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Daniel Tan

May 29, 2012

We’ve all had those nights. You know, those. The ones spent until 2 or 3 or 5 a.m. — maybe even an all-nighter! — writing Lit essays or studying for APUSH. For me, it wasn’t homework so much but my responsibilities as the Media Director of the MVHS robotics team and as the Special Report Edit...

Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Class of 2012: Here are my parting words

Elvin Wong

May 24, 2012

I once watched a comedy music video titled “The Honest Holiday Card Song”, in which a stereotypical, Asian boy sang the line: “I only got accepted to my safety schools!” That was back in December. The joke was on me, though, because that was almost my reality. I, like many of my peers, carried the illusion that colleg...

Class of 2012: One word

Class of 2012: One word

Emily Vu

May 24, 2012

From Homecoming rallies, to sports games, to their work-out routines, seniors describe their favorite high school moments throughout all four years. Each senior came up with one word that they thought captured their experiences as part of the class of 2012. ...

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Akshay Agrawal

May 20, 2012

Come June, junior Stephen Ting will head down to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado — not to fly airplanes, but to study chemistry. The study camp, held from June 5 to June 20 and organized by the American Chemistry Society, follows a two-part selection process to identify and acknowledge hi...

FOOD: Ludlow has its lows

FOOD: Ludlow has its lows

Lisa Zhang

May 14, 2012

Somewhere behind Quickly’s and a little bit in front of the Dance Academy, the new Ludlow restaurant sits rather empty at 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday night. The restaurant fills the space along the corner with only a few tables in a single row and two small tables outside. The kitchen is relatively silent,...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming CCS Championships

Rachel Lu

May 14, 2012

With the vibrant and warm weather, students, parents, and coaches were all the more excited for some strong competition. On May 11 and 12, MVHS Swimming sent 25 students, 11 girls and 14 boys, to the CCS Championships at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. For most of the season, the swim coaches push the swimmers to their limits to build up their strength and about a month before League Finals and CCS, they begin begin tapering in which the practices become shorter and l...

VIDEO: Counterculture Day held on May 10

VIDEO: Counterculture Day held on May 10

Yimeng Han

May 11, 2012

On Thursday May 10, History Teacher Bonnie Belshe held her 7th annual Counterculture Free Frame of Reference Day. The event was held in her classroom, C103 and was designed to give her U.S. History students a break and a glimpse into the sixties’ counterculture and hippie lifestyle. Belshe prepare...