El Estoque

Crossing over into new zones

Crossing over into new zones

Claire Yang

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Monta Vista and Cupertino High School’s Korean Clubs collaborate to host an interdistrict event

Supporting the staff

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu

October 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress. He sat staring at his lunchbox one hectic day and he decided he needed to find another career path. ...

Looking back

Looking back

Stuti Upadhyay

September 28, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Ameya Mahajan, MVHS graduating class of 2013, enjoyed classical guitar, was on the swim team, participated in Spanish National Honor Society, Triathlete Music Society, Science National Honor Society and worked as a lifeguard in the summers. Mahajan graduated from Yale with a double major in statisti...

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Claire Chang and Jai Uparkar

September 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Additional reporting from Annie Zhang, Sarah Young, Tyler Cho, Charlotte Chui, Iman Malik, Roshan Fernandez, Laasya Koduru, Herman Saini, Swara Tewari and Shuvi Jha. ach year, the freshman class is welcomed to MVHS by staff and Link leaders. As the freshmen face new opportunities and experiences, they a...

The buzz at school

The buzz at school

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

August 31, 2018


Filed under OPINION

During summer of 2017, a Fremont Union High School District committee was tasked with creating two new bell schedules, featuring either two or four block days each week. Since then, MVHS teachers have voted upon and finalized the two block day schedule. As school picks up again for the 2018-19 school...

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

We’ve all had those weeks. The weeks where it feels like there’s a test in each period, where it feels like every teacher forgot students have other classes, where it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. But we do. And after the dust settles and we get a moment to ...

MV Astro reaches for their new goals

MV Astro reaches for their new goals

Chelsea Wong

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs

In room D101, small chatter floated between seated students and laughing amusingly over a homemade Jeopardy game. President and junior Christian Chiong and Vice President and junior Eric Yang hosted the first meeting of the year of MV Astronomy and Astrophysics. The club was founded as a result of Chi...

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Baseball: MVHS’ win against Fremont HS brings them a step closer to CCS

Michelle Wong

May 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

ith the hot sun beating down on them, the Matadors hit an astounding five runs during the fourth inning, helping them secure a win as they defeated Fremont HS on May 3 with a score of 7-5. Their current ranking at a three way tie for third place in the league meant that MVHS would have to win all of the...

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Photo Gallery: Badminton triumphs over Gunn HS 19-11

Roshan Fernandez

April 23, 2017


Filed under Badminton, SPORTS, Spring Sports

hen the MVHS badminton team first filed into the field house on April 18, the players were smiling, sharing jokes and relaxing. The atmosphere in the building was calm and carefree. That was, up until the matches started. Then the laughter stopped, and the players began to focus for their matches. A...

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Things I wish I could tell my 10-year-old self

Roshan Fernandez

March 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

t's rather often that we find ourselves regretting our past actions, wondering what would have happened if we didn’t make that stupid decision.  “Oh no, why did I do that? I should have done this instead. Aw, that was rather foolish of me.” For most people, these are the kinds of things that go t...

I don’t mean to toot my own horn but…

I don’t mean to toot my own horn but…

Sara Entezarmahdi

December 13, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

In the midst of the crowded halls and sounds of pattering feet, it’s almost impossible to tune out the constant chatter all around MVHS’s campus. Conversations are deep-rooted with the need for validation and portray a sort of arrogance unique to our campus. “Real” conversation are diminishing. MVHS...