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DRAMA: Student-produced “Amelia Earhart” soars high

DRAMA: Student-produced “Amelia Earhart” soars high

Amrutha Dorai

May 8, 2012

Amelia Earhart was not a quitter. She battled countless failures and naysayers throughout her life. However, the pilot always stubbornly refused to give in, and this strong sense of will is the engine behind the drama department’s new student produced show “Amelia Earhart.” In the production, ...

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

‘The Avengers’ an all-star film of superheroic action

El Estoque Staff

May 6, 2012

Ah, cinema: the only place where gaudy, ludicrous costumes can look good. Nowhere is that more apparent than in “The Avengers,” a comic book movie directed by Joss Whedon and released May 4. The film is a two-and-a-half hour long action extravaganza that stars a host of Marvel’s most profitab...

Senior Ditch Day only a day

Senior Ditch Day only a day

El Estoque Staff

May 5, 2012

Relaaaaaaaax. Senior Ditch Day is coming up, and the faculty are tensely awaiting the event. Many teachers and admin gag at the idea of Senior Ditch Day. They say that it’s against school rules and even schedule tests on that day that are impossible to make up later to keep students in class. B...

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Girls softball: Initial gap in score leads to loss for Matadors

Angela Liu

May 4, 2012

Despite defeating Los Gatos High School at their April 28 game, the varsity softball home game against the Wildcats ended in defeat on May 1. After a brief lead during the start of the game, the score tipped out of the girls’ favor and did not come back. “There was a lack of focus. Maybe [we were] overconfident, potentially,” head coach Ray Teixeira said. A combination of hard hits and tough defense from LGHS made it ...

Alumnus Jack Chin finds donor match after four month search

Alumnus Jack Chin finds donor match after four month search

Aafreen Mahmood

May 2, 2012

On April 16, Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin posted news that many of his followers on the Facebook page “Save Jack from Leukemia” were hoping for:  “Thank you all for the help and support you have been giving me. In a week, I will be undergoing one of the most dangerous and arduous procedures...

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Boys volleyball: Defense key in 3-0 win over Harker

Patrick Xie

May 2, 2012

21-4. One of the best records MVHS boys volleyball has seen in years. Since the beginning of the season, the Matadors have been winning games and that continued into the April 29 game against Harker, winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 26-24). Throughout the whole game, the Matador’s strong defense forced Harker to make mu...

PHOTO GALLERY: Fashion Show held on April 28

PHOTO GALLERY: Fashion Show held on April 28

Yimeng Han

April 30, 2012

Each designer brought their imagination and ideas to the table at the 7th annual Fashion Show on April 28. Every year, Fashion Club sponsors the Fashion Show with its proceeds going directly to the club. This year, they sold about 60 tickets. The preparation for the show started that Saturday at 10 am, however the preparation the club members’ took to create their clothing took all semester. According to President of Fashion...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cherry Blossom Festival on April 28, 29

PHOTO GALLERY: Cherry Blossom Festival on April 28, 29

Rachel Lu

April 30, 2012

The city of Cupertino held its 29th annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Memorial Park on April 28 and 29. The festival is held in honor of Cupertino's sister city of Toyokawa, Japan and includes many booths and shows that celebrate Japanese culture. Shows featuring Emeryville Taiko Drumming and other cultural displays were presented in the outdoor auditorium. Clubs from different high schools like Monta Vista Interact and Monta Vista Red Cross also had booths intended to fundrais...

Current junior Saee Bhide accepted to USC

Current junior Saee Bhide accepted to USC

Megan Jones

April 30, 2012

Updated at 2:43 p.m. on May 2: Junior Saee Bhide has decided to attend USC. Details about her decision will be posted  as soon as they are available. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Like many seniors, Saee Bhide is debating on whether or not to attend a certain coll...

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming versus Saratoga

PHOTO GALLERY: Swimming versus Saratoga

Margaret Lin

April 17, 2012

On April 13, swimmers from Saratoga High and MVHS met at the Ron Freeman Aquatics Center to compete in the last home meet of the season for MVHS. The varsity team won with an overall score of 233-120 with 114 points scored by the boys team and 119 points by the girls team. The Matadors’ next meet will...

PHOTO GALLERY: Iron Chef held on April 12

PHOTO GALLERY: Iron Chef held on April 12

Yimeng Han

April 12, 2012

Lime sherbet, orange burgers, lemon chicken: the aroma of citrus filled the rally court during lunch on Thursday, April 12 as students and teachers competed in the Iron Chef competition. Hosted by Leadership’s Communications commission, Iron Chef gave six teams the opportunity to cook and serve dishes — all containing the special ingredient, citrus — for both judges and students to try. The dishes that the teams created ...

Green Youth Alliance invites noted global warming speaker

Green Youth Alliance invites noted global warming speaker

Howard Lee

April 9, 2012

On  April 5 during lunch in the auditorium, the Green Youth Alliance invited physicist Dr. Gary Latshaw to speak about climate change and its impact on fields such as ecology, foreign policy and the economy. Now retired, Latshaw teaches a few physics classes at San Jose State University and speaks to au...