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Students reach finals of Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Students reach finals of Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Amrutha Dorai

March 11, 2012

When sophomores Ameya Khare and Nikhil Sathe decided to enter the Clean Energy division of the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, they were already aware of popular forms of renewable energy available today — solar, wind and hydroelectric. “We started thinking, what’s a new form of ...

The race case

The race case

Smitha Gundavajhala

March 11, 2012

A Supreme Court case is now debating to overturn the decision to limit race-conscious admissions, or affirmative action. Affirmative action has traditionally been considered the enemy of well-performing minorities, which make up the majority of MVHS. Those who benefit from affirmative action on a national scale — that ...

DRAMA: Greek-inspired play impresses despite minor flaws

DRAMA: Greek-inspired play impresses despite minor flaws

El Estoque Staff

March 11, 2012

What do you do when you have no idea what to do for your school project on Ancient Greek Mythology? You create a full blown play. That’s the idea behind the drama department’s “Greek Mythology Olypmiaganza,” a school presentation for Greek Mythology that takes a turn for the hilarious. Whi...

FUHSD revises EIR in compliance with court decision

FUHSD revises EIR in compliance with court decision

Nona Penner

March 8, 2012

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled that the Environmental Impact Report FUHSD had compiled for track and field renovations at LHS and MVHS did not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act. The EIR describes how FUHSD would address environmental issues caused by t...

DANCE: Spring showcase dancers light up the night

DANCE: Spring showcase dancers light up the night

Yimeng Han

March 4, 2012

On March 2, friends and families gathered in the gym for the 14th annual Spring Showcase to watch the energetic and memorable performances by all PE 10 dance classes and their teacher assistants. Spirit, Song, and Dance also made guest performances throughout the night. Dances — each of which ra...

MOVIE: “The Lorax” is a fun watch, but not memorable

MOVIE: “The Lorax” is a fun watch, but not memorable

Amelia Yang

March 4, 2012

Thneedville is an artificial town full of inflatable trees and enclosed on the sides from the outside world by metal walls reminiscent of some industrial wasteland run by a money-hungry maniac who has found a way to sell air. This is where “The Lorax” takes place. A young resident of Thnee...

FOOD: Ike’s Lair offers tasty but overpriced fare

FOOD: Ike’s Lair offers tasty but overpriced fare

Yimeng Han

March 4, 2012

Having a three-way. Eating Steve Jobs and Aaron Eckhart. These terms might sound taboo or cannibalistic, but they are merely sandwiches sold by Ike’s Lair, a new shop situated next door to the local Panda Express. The Steve Jobs ($5.95 for half/$8.98 for whole) is in fact, a vegetarian sandwi...

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Wrestling team met with mixed results at CCS

Amrutha Dorai

March 3, 2012

Initially, the varsity wrestling team qualified 11 members for CCS. However, only six were able to compete. Personal circumstances beyond their control, including injuries and weight limit issues, prevented five wrestlers from competing. The six who competed —  freshman Audie Batsford, juni...

Girls soccer CCS: Matadors end season against Carlmont

Girls soccer CCS: Matadors end season against Carlmont

Yaamini Venkataraman

February 27, 2012

The Lady Matadors stepped out of their characteristically warm and breezy playing environment into the bitter wind in Pacifica at Terra Nova High School on Saturday Feb. 25. Despite the change, the Matadors proved that no difference in weather could affect their ambitious winning spirit. Goin...

Former Friends of Hue relocates, restructures leadership

Former Friends of Hue relocates, restructures leadership

Akshay Agrawal

February 26, 2012

The club began with about 70 members; now, the former Friends of Hue Foundation, after renaming itself as the International Youth Advancement Alliance over the summer of 2011, has 30 regulars. But IYAA is not quite akin to other clubs — the club doesn’t meet on campus. IYAA began to gradually...

Girls basketball CCS: Late game rally falls short vs. Salinas

Girls basketball CCS: Late game rally falls short vs. Salinas

Dickson Tsai

February 25, 2012

The Matadors (14-12) went on an 11-1 run late in the fourth quarter, but they could not hold off the sixth-seeded Salinas High School Cowboys (18-8) as MVHS lost 50-53 in the second round of the CCS Division I playoffs on Feb. 23. Sophomores Stephanie Jennings and Tiffany Tsai combined for 22 points...

World Literature class inspires community service project

World Literature class inspires community service project

Margaret Lin

February 15, 2012

After reading the book “Free the Children” by Craig Kielburger in their sophomore year, seniors Suruchi Salgar, Janani Prasad and Manvita Tatavarthy were later inspired to base their current DECA community service project on one of Free the Children’s campaigns: Brick by Brick which helps t...