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Homecoming: A change to the year

Homecoming: A change to the year

Becca Zheng

October 9, 2016

omecoming: a traditional American high school event dedicated to returning students and incoming freshman, along with a new start to the school year. Each year in October, one week is devoted to different activities revolving around the event, including dance performances, talent shows and the Homec...

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Ananya Bhat

October 8, 2016

Snapchat Watch the video to view El Estoque's snapchat coverage of the rally. Beginning The rally began with high spirits and energy, with the class of 2017 breaking through the seniors poster, as the seniors do in every rally, and each class performing the classic MVHS “How do you feel...

Low stress weeks increase students’ stress

Brighton Balfrey

October 8, 2016

Senior Sid Satya walked into the library after school with many stressful things on his mind: AP Economics test, AP Biology test, AP Statistics test, multiple other assignments all in the next week. There are two problems with this scenario. One is that Satya shouldn’t have had three tests n...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

What quad skits bring to the deck

What quad skits bring to the deck

Shriya Deshpande

August 22, 2016

Story by Shriya Deshpande and Katerina Pappas hen students met at the end of last year to discuss how to prepare for the next school year’s Homecoming season, they didn’t know that one change would be moving away from a traditional Homecoming with quad decks. Starting from the start of this new s...

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Aanchal Garg

August 22, 2016

As another year of MVHS starts, students can expect the same back-to-school events: the Welcome Back dance, the rally, the back-to-school drive and the start of Homecoming preparations. Yet, instead of painting cardboard cutouts and boxes for Quad Decorations, students will be dancing and acting for ...

Homecoming Week 2015

Homecoming Week 2015

Avni Prasad

October 19, 2015

lash mobs, food drive, talent shows, quad decs, senior spoof, and of course to top it all off, Homecoming rally. It’s was the usual Homecoming events but nevertheless a busy week. Spending a brunch or lunch studying for your math test could have meant missing a talent show act or a flash mob. Jus...

2017 unites as a class to rise up to the top during Homecoming week

2017 unites as a class to rise up to the top during Homecoming week

Aanchal Garg

October 13, 2015

t’s a new year for the class of 2017 as they transition from being sophomores to juniors. With Homecoming on the way, the upperclassmen now have a new goal in mind: winning first place. The juniors will put in their all to do the best they can at events like quad decs, dress-up days and the rally ...

Leadership implements changes in homecoming court nominations

Leadership implements changes in homecoming court nominations

Avni Prasad

October 22, 2014

Leadership decided to make a series of changes to the homecoming court nomination system. These changes included restricting voting for homecoming king and queen to seniors for the first round and allowing teachers to vote for homecoming court as well, in which a teacher’s vote would weigh more tha...

Football: MVHS loses a close game to Palo Alto High School at 35-41

Football: MVHS loses a close game to Palo Alto High School at 35-41

Malini Ramaiyer

October 18, 2014

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