El Estoque

iPrism firewall lifted

iPrism firewall lifted

Ashish Samaddar

August 22, 2013

Modified iPrism firewall allows students to access previously banned sites on any device while on campus. Read More »

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 ...

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Junior Stephen Ting places top 20 in Chemistry Olympiad

Akshay Agrawal

May 20, 2012

Come June, junior Stephen Ting will head down to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado — not to fly airplanes, but to study chemistry. The study camp, held from June 5 to June 20 and organized by the American Chemistry Society, follows a two-part selection process to identify and acknowledge hi...

Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Aafreen Mahmood

March 6, 2012

During the Board of Trustees meeting held in the MVHS library on March 6, science teacher Kavita Gupta was awarded Certified Employee of the Year and senior clerical Dianne Howard as Classified Employee of the Year. According to Principal April Scott, the nominations for Employees and Student of t...

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

MVHS Employee of the Year distinctions awarded

Anushka Patil

February 4, 2012

Senior clerical Dianne Howard is about to answer a question about the best part of her job when science teacher Pooya Hajjarian, passing by the front desk, answers it for her."Seeing me everyday,” he said. It's easy, fun rapport like this that Howard has built with staff members that has helped earn her the distinction of being the Clas...

Senior Angela Zhang winner in National Siemens Competition

Senior Angela Zhang winner in National Siemens Competition

Nona Penner

December 6, 2011

On Dec. 5, senior Angela Zhang received the top individual honors prize of a $100,000 scholarship at the annual National Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition in Washington D.C.. Zhang has won, among other science fair honors, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2010 Grand Award and the ISEF 2011 Grand Award as well. “[Winning is] a really surreal experience,” Zhang said. “It's something you...

Naviance falters as deadline approaches

Naviance falters as deadline approaches

Sara Yang

November 1, 2010

Problems with form submissions arise before the Nov. 1 early decision college application deadline Read More »...