El Estoque

Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik

May 22, 2019


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute teacher Jeffrey Adams, but also by Principal Ben Clausnitzer and her World Literature teacher Hannah...

The Foundation

The Foundation

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 12, 2019


Filed under Local, NEWS

The Foundation t the dawn of senior year and constantly throughout the college application process, many seniors use Naviance to estimate their chances of getting into a college. This scavenging often consists of zooming in on scatter plots that show results of decisions from previous years. But th...

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Striving to improve the CAASPP results

Jasmine Lee

March 9, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

On Feb. 4, FUHSD English teachers attended a professional development session lead by English Curriculum Lead Greg Merrick about incorporating instruction on speaking and listening into literature courses.  One part of the training included examining the results from the 2017 California Assessment ...

Love Letters Galore

Love Letters Galore

Flora Peng

February 12, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

“Dear FUHSD students…” On Dec. 25, 2018, the Instagram account @fuhsdloveletters began accepting anonymous confessions and letters from all FUHSD students. Since then, it has gained over 1,800 followers and created over 500 posts ranging from enthusiastic self-love proclamations to racy s...

Make or break

Make or break

Laasya Koduru and Brian Xu

December 18, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

By Thursday, Nov. 15, smoke from Camp Fire had reached Cupertino and elevated its air quality index above 200. Air quality tracking websites such as AirNow.gov consider an index above 200 “very unhealthy.” That afternoon, Instagram and Facebook were flooded by MVHS students with drafts of emails ...

Behind the bond

Behind the bond

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

For the past 15 years, the MVHS campus has seemed to be constantly under construction: new fields, a new cafeteria, new classrooms and, more recently, a new gym. Modernizing the school costs millions of dollars, but as MVHS approaches its 50-year anniversary in the 2019-20 school year, stude...

The buzz at school

The buzz at school

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

August 31, 2018


Filed under OPINION

During summer of 2017, a Fremont Union High School District committee was tasked with creating two new bell schedules, featuring either two or four block days each week. Since then, MVHS teachers have voted upon and finalized the two block day schedule. As school picks up again for the 2018-19 school...

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar

January 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

chool Loop was down from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 for all students in FUHSD, catching students and teachers off guard, who depended on School Loop for their final first semester grades and homework assignments. FUHSD is usually allerted about School Loop’s maintenance schedule beforehand, but this time there...

A look back: Japanese National Honor Society hosts first annual karaoke contest

A look back: Japanese National Honor Society hosts first annual karaoke contest

Roshan Fernandez

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

lub vice president and junior Jadon Bienz was on edge. His team was about to perform Yatta!, a japanese song by the group Green Leaves. But after the performance, his face was filled with delight. “It’s a very opening experience,” Bienz said. “A lot of other people are singing with you…[so...

FUHSD choirs gather for intra-district concert

FUHSD choirs gather for intra-district concert

Himani Yalamaddi

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs

Girls choir students from all over the district were chatting excitedly as they were getting seated in the first few rows of Lynbrook HS’ packed auditorium on Nov. 9. Choirs from all the FUHSD schools, including MVHS’ Bella Voce, gathered that night to sing together and for each other. It was a time...

Off the grid: Why students pretend they live within district boundaries

Off the grid: Why students pretend they live within district boundaries

Michelle Wong

October 21, 2016


Filed under Best of News, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print

ll students are entitled to their education. The Constitution itself protects a childís right to have equal access to it. But when it comes to where students get their education from, this is where problems begin to arise. Because of students having a strong desire for the best education they can a...

FUHSD proposes solution for uneven enrollment rates

FUHSD proposes solution for uneven enrollment rates

Andrea Schlitt

March 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

hen the initial proposal of a two part plan to raise enrollment at Lynbrook High School was brought to the school board, it was met with a wide range of opinions. On one hand, some parents deemed the plan infeasible, pointing to fewer educational opportunities and a lack of long term solutions as ...