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PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

Angela Liu

February 14, 2012

Click through for captions. On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, Chinese Club members delivered pre-made rose grams. The rose grams, which were bought for $2 beforehand, come with a ribbon adorned rose and the customized message by the sender. Chinese Club sold 99 roses in the span of a week....

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Dance team wins two of five divisions at Norcal State Championships

Howard Lee

February 14, 2012

On Feb. 11, the Marquesas dance team placed first in Small Lyrical and Kick, second in Large and Medium and fourth in Character at the Norcal State Championships, a regional competition and a national championship qualifier held at MVHS. The competition included dance teams from all over Calif...

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Boys soccer: Senior night ends in loss to Santa Clara 1-2

Rachel Lu

February 13, 2012

The Matadors (6-3-2) had a lot on the line on their senior night game. This was the game to give it their all — not just because this was the seniors‘ last home game, but they were close behind second place Santa Clara High School (7-1-2) in the El Camino League. For the seniors and for a chance at CCS, the...

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ritards audition for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Karishma Mehrotra

February 12, 2012

  Most people are content to stare at the television and watch the judges of “America’s Got Talent” rate performers. On Feb. 12 at 1:15 p.m., the Ritards, an a capella group consisting of local high school students who sing together without instrumental accompaniment, auditioned in fro...

Former Gov Team advisor to run for State Senate

Former Gov Team advisor to run for State Senate

Anushka Patil

February 9, 2012

Former Gov Team advisor Christopher Chiang plays multiple roles: a government and world history teacher, an Academic Technology Integrator, a mentor to his former students, a father — he pauses our interview around 8 p.m. to put his young daughter, babbling in the background, to bed — and soon, he hopes, a California State Senator. Chiang, a Democrat, announced his campaign for State Senate on Feb. 7 for the 13th d...

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Aafreen Mahmood

February 8, 2012

Jack Chin, a Class of 2007 alumnus, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2011. After numerous medical tests, Chin was informed that he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. To assist him in the search for a matching donor, staff members and administration will be hold...

Cupertino State of the City Address proves to be uneventful

Cupertino State of the City Address proves to be uneventful

El Estoque Staff

February 6, 2012

The State of the City address was given by Mayor Mark Santoro Wednesday, Jan 25, and its message probably did not surprise anyone: Cupertino is doing good. So good, in fact, that most of our city’s students didn’t even know the State of the City address took place. So good, in fact,...

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

FUHSD substitute teacher charges students for editing papers

Karishma Mehrotra

February 6, 2012

On Jan. 25, junior Victor Zhang posted an email exchange between him and substitute teacher Adam Wies on his Tumblr. The post received a large response from fellow students. Soon, teachers and students began discussing the exchange throughout Facebook and Tumblr. An email exchange In the email, Zhang...

Senior Kevin Bishop recruited to run for Stanford University

Senior Kevin Bishop recruited to run for Stanford University

Amrutha Dorai

February 5, 2012

After seventh period on Feb. 1, the conference room in the office most closely resembled a convention on Cardinal pride. Stanford University paraphernalia was everywhere: a redwood-embroidered banner clung to the wall, red and white balloons floated at the back counter, and a Stanford baseb...

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

Boys soccer: Last minute magic leads to 1-1 tie

Rachel Lu

February 5, 2012

Los Gatos has been having a strong season with seven wins in seven league games. A perfect 7-0-0 record, Los Gatos was looking to add on another win to their perfect record on Feb. 1. The Matadors had other plans.Down 0-1 with one minute left in the game, senior Clayton Pugh had one final ...

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Anushka Patil

February 4, 2012

Senior clerical Dianne Howard is about to answer a question about the best part of her job when science teacher Pooya Hajjarian, passing by the front desk, answers it for her."Seeing me everyday,” he said. It's easy, fun rapport like this that Howard has built with staff members that has helped earn her the distinction of being the Clas...

Teachers union votes to allot half of stimulus money to saving teacher jobs

Teachers union votes to allot half of stimulus money to saving teacher jobs

Anushka Patil

February 3, 2012

In Nov. 2011, the FUHSD teachers’ union voted to allot half of the recent stimulus money from the state for teacher salary raises and the other half for saving other teacher’s jobs. California state education stimulus funds, according to math teacher and lead negotiator of teachers Jon Stark, are ...