El Estoque

Sophomores Ashika Mittal and Mihret Tesfaye build their catapult.

Students attempt an engineering project

Devin Gupta and Gavin Hung November 4, 2021
Two teams build a catapult out of craft materials
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
Letter of recommendation season is here Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

Letter of recommendation season is here

Gavin Hung, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

With most college applications being due between November and January, many teachers have been confronted with an onslaught of requests for letters of recommendation from seniors. In order to prepare,...

The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors stand together in the gym during the 2014 Homecoming Rally. Though the rally began organized, chaos ensued near the end due to the confusion about the final results. Photo by Aditya Pimplaskar

Declining enrollment impacts teachers

Krish Dev and Gavin Hung September 18, 2021

While the 2020 census data show an increase in 614,901 residents between 2010 and 2020, the FUHSD school district continues to contend with declining enrollment in its five high schools. According to the...

Construction in front of the tennis courts and main gym.

Back on track

Exploring the changes implemented at MVHS in preparation for a new school year
Photo by Tanish Mendki.

Rampant wildfires lead to poor air quality for weeks

Recently, wildfires have been rapidly spreading throughout the West, most heavily affecting California, Oregon and Washington. These fires are mainly attributed the series of dry lightning storms that...

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