El Estoque

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Congressman Mike Honda visits MVHS with focus on STEM

Amrutha Dorai

May 28, 2012

During brunch on May 25, while most students were filtering out of the Farewell Rally, senior Angela Zhang and sophomore Natalie Ng were discussing a potential cure for cancer with Congressman Mike Honda. Honda sat across a table from the two girls as Zhang described at length both the mechanism ...

Gov Team addresses City Council

Gov Team addresses City Council

Simran Devidasani

April 4, 2012

Senior Srinivasan Srikumar rose to the podium. “Good evening Council Members,” Srikumar said. “We are the Monta Vista Government Team, and today we are here to present our proposal to revive Vallco.” During an April 3 City Council meeting, Gov Team introduced a plan to rejuvenate Vallco Shoppi...

Last Gov Team class takes annual trip to Washington D.C.

Last Gov Team class takes annual trip to Washington D.C.

Karishma Mehrotra

March 11, 2012

After their long days of visiting the capitol and witnessing political debates, they thought it was going to be an average dinner and dance boat cruise on the Potomac. Little did they know that Gov Team adviser Eric Otto and social sciences teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez would show their dance skills at center stage, to the cheers and excitement of 15 Gov Team students. From March 3 to 8, Otto, Hernandez and the 15 students...

There’s no $ in team

Carissa Chan

February 1, 2012

For students who are part of MVHS Government Team, there are no formal assessments or exams, save for one short quiz at the beginning of the year. There are only competitions — local, state and national. For most high school Gov teams, the most prestigious competition is the annual program called We t...

FBLA collaboration launches “Pledge 2 Recycle”

FBLA collaboration launches “Pledge 2 Recycle”

Anushka Patil

January 16, 2012

“Two to the left; two to the right.” That is the motto FBLA’s Partnership with Business project is using to encourage students to promote their new textile recycling program, by asking at least two neighbors on the left and two on the right to fill out pledge forms with contact information. Thos...

Government Team settles for third after scoring mishap

Minh Bui

December 13, 2009

The Matadors lost their second place standing at the district competition after judges uncover mistake   Read More »...

Voters of the Future

Voters of the Future

Kai Kang

November 5, 2008

MVHS students act on political views during mock election. Sophomore polls during mock election Read More »...