El Estoque

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

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.

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 the tremor have left the school, taking with them the memories of that disaster. The Loma Prieta was nearly a quarter of a century ago. Since then, ...

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 Principal Michael Hick’s email to students, parents and staff. [dropcap1]O[/dropcap1]n the morning...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Amrutha Dorai

October 22, 2012

  Students and teachers prepare for the first code red drill of the year Read More »...

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Former Dean of Students Michael Hicks takes Assistant Principal position

Namrata Ramani

August 24, 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 times a year to share thoughts and experiences from their respective schools with each other. This...

Go Green Foundation challenges with commute alternatives

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.

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 the Spare Our Earth program. According to a School Loop message posted by Dean of Students Michael Hicks,...

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

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.

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, Salman, or “Sal,” Khan spoke to a crowd of students, alumni, eight Lynbrook High School ...

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 10 questions at our discretion and seek their answers in an interview with Dean of Students Michael...

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 gathered at CHS for the Unity Rally organized by the students and faculty of CHS in the days leading up to Westboro Baptist Church's plann...

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 Read More »...

Virtual victims

Sara Yang

May 20, 2010

El Estoque documents campus opinions on cyberbullying in conjunction with Print's May issue   Read More »...