El Estoque

One chair, four stories

Senior Anju Jain responds to a question asking what the most interesting place she has been to is.
Getting to know all of the students who share a chair throughout the day
March 15, 2020

MVHS Course Selection Guide

An in-depth guide to every course available at MVHS.
Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
February 19, 2020
Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement
Math teacher Skip Mueller reflects on his time at MVHS and his retirement plans
May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

Math and Science Club’s plans for next year

Math and Science Club’s plans for next year
New MSC executive team reflects on its progress
March 26, 2019

In order to lay the foundations for next year, the current senior officers of Math and Science Club (MSC) selected their executive officers on March 15, 2019. Among them are future co-presidents and juniors...

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math

Journey to math: students describe how they became passionate about math
November 21, 2018

Sophomore Parth Asawa will never forget the pride he felt after attending his first math competition in fourth grade. He won second place statewide, and this positive experience helped him develop...

A new and improved Math and Science club

A new and improved Math and Science club
How the officers of MV MSC plan to grow the club
October 15, 2018

After experiencing drops in membership last year, Math and Science Club made several changes to increase interest for students. The officer team created a point system to encourage attendance through offering...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM
Decreased demand for arts electives leads to fewer opportunities to pursue the arts in school
September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering...

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack

Math teacher Colin Anderson suffered a minor heart attack
December 1, 2017

n November 29, math teacher and volleyball coach Colin Anderson was visiting a chiropractor for a back pain he had been experiencing for about a week when he suddenly broke into a sweat and began to feel...

Math department receives new TI-84’s

20 new TI-84 Pluses on their docks, ready for use
March 22, 2016

t isn’t often that the math department receives unused funds which can be used to better the learning experiences of students alike. But when it does happen, the extra funds go a long way towards improving...

Math teacher reflects on parent involvement

Math teacher reflects on parent involvement
December 11, 2015

Each week in Joe Kim’s AP Statistics class, usually in the middle of block day, students see a list of numbers. Their eyes scan up and down the list, locking in on their ID number, checking their...

The Friendship Project: Reaching the limit

The Friendship Project: Reaching the limit
February 13, 2014

Bloggers Ashmita Chakraborty and Varsha Venkat take a look at the problems that arise when math class pits two best friends against each other. [col type="1_2" class="box_blue"]Varsha has been my best...

Class of 2013: Survival of the fittest

Class of 2013: Survival of the fittest
May 29, 2013

Freshman year, I encountered my first nosy parker, who would try to skim over my graded tests. If her discreet mission did not succeed, she would flat out ask what I got. When said I got a B, that peer...

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