El Estoque

Following the experience of those who moved states in an increasingly partisan country

From state to state: A political and cultural shift

Melody Cui and Jefferson Le May 17, 2022
Following the experience of those who moved states in an increasingly partisan country
When schools opened in August of 2021, California’s free lunch program increased the number of students who ordered school lunch, raising concerns about the impact of food waste on the environment.

Limiting food waste at MVHS

Jefferson Le and Matthew Yoshimoto May 13, 2022
An explanation of contributing factors and ways to combat excess leftovers
Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Jefferson Le, News Editor April 3, 2022

Located in the pocket of Silicon Valley, the city of Cupertino contains Apple Headquarters, with Facebook and Google only a short drive away. Cupertino was also recently named the most educated population...

In the face of crime

In the face of crime

Examining the impact of crime and community reactions to it
Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change

Examining the approach to climate change on four different levels
Analyzing the results of 2021 United Nations Climate Conference and the absence of Russia and China

Countries tackle climate change at COP26

Angela Zhang and Jefferson Le December 10, 2021

The 26th Conference of the Parties, or COP26, was held in Glasgow, Scotland from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 of 2021 in order to address the pressing  issue of global warming and outline what nations should do...

Photo courtesy of Riya Ranjan

MVHS senior wins 3rd in national essay competition

Jefferson Le December 9, 2021

Senior Riya Ranjan won third place, with special jury distinction, in the 2021 David McCullough Essay Contest on Sept, 26, winning $1,000 in scholarship money.  Over 70 high school juniors and seniors...

The storefront of Nox Cookie Bar in downtown San Jose.

Dessert Detectives: Nox Cookie Bar

Krish Dev and Jefferson Le November 9, 2021
Reviewing Nox’s popular menu items
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
Class of 2023 works on their Skit Decs.

Leaders grapple with COVID-19 restrictions

Jefferson Le September 25, 2021

Despite the cancellation of the Welcome Back and Homecoming Dances by the FUHSD district board due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, both Associated Student Body council and student class councils...

FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
“Invincible” brings a fresh face to the superhero films we know

“Invincible” brings a fresh face to the superhero films we know

Jefferson Le May 24, 2021
The Walking Dead creator’s new show helps redefine what it means to be a superhero
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