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There is a packet of emergency preparation guidelines in each classroom. Although measures like these are common in schools, some students believe that more precautions should be taken to increase safety. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Earthquake: MVHS reflects on state of school safety after recent Napa earthquake

Varsha Venkat September 24, 2014

Story by Varsha Venkat and Jady Wei with additional reporting by Harini Shyamsundar he last time MVHS experienced an on-campus earthquake was in 1989. Most of the teachers and staff members who experienced...

Earthquake preparedness

Earthquake preparedness

Pranav Iyer September 16, 2014

*According to Assistant Principal Michael Hicks, the school is earthquake proof. However, El Estoque has yet to verify this information.

Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Ambika Dubey April 19, 2014

An earlier version of this story contained photos that the El Estoque board has since decided to remove. Updated on April 21 at 8:58 p.m.: This article was updated to include details from Assistant...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Amrutha Dorai October 22, 2012

  Students and teachers prepare for the first code red drill of the year As an alarm sounded during second period on Thursday, Oct. 18, teachers and students immediately began to block...

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Namrata Ramani August 23, 2012

New Assistant Principal Michael Hicks has known former FHS Dean of Students Nico Flores for about four years. They became acquainted with one another at the FUHSD district meetings, where they met a few...

Go Green Foundation created a sign-up website for MVHS students to make their pledge for the Spare Our Earth program. Screenshot from the Go Green Foundation’s website.

Go Green Foundation challenges with commute alternatives

Elvin Wong February 14, 2012

Combining class spirit and environmental awareness, Leadership and the Go Green Foundation are teaming up to challenge students to take a step — and walk to school — from Feb. 13 to Feb. 17 with...

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan speaks at a school assembly on Jan. 6 about the process of creating the videos for the website, as well as his struggles and eventual success in doing so. Later that day, Khan spoke with teachers and administration regarding the current education system. Photo by Elvin Wong.

VIDEO: Salman Khan speaks to students, staff on Jan. 6

Aafreen Mahmood January 7, 2012

“Just curious, how many of you have visited the site?” he asked. Over 700 of the people in the gym raised their hands. On Jan. 6, founder of the widely-used online educational organization Khan Academy,...

Know it now: Your questions answered

Know it now: Your questions answered

Akshay Agrawal November 28, 2011

Have a question about any of the recent changes at MHVS? Submit your questions in a comment on this page or send them in an email with the subject "Know it now" to [email protected] We'll select...

VIDEO: Gathered in unity

VIDEO: Gathered in unity

Elvin Wong October 21, 2011

Click here for additional coverage of the Unity Rally at Cupertino High School. More information about the events leading up to Oct. 19 can be found here. On Oct. 19, students and community members...

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebration of the ones

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebration of the ones

Sara Yang June 8, 2011

2011 Baccalaureate held on June 7 “You are the ones. And if not you, then who?”Dean of Students Michael Hicks wove a message of empowerment, studded with bits of humor, throughout...

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Scott Hyon September 14, 2010

  Administration hopes to continue varsity boys basketball’s recent success with a new head coach   In a move that surprised much of the MVHS community, varsity boys basketball...

Virtual victims

Sara Yang May 20, 2010

El Estoque documents campus opinions on cyberbullying in conjunction with Print's May issue       {cc-by-nd}

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