El Estoque

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS

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 degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...

The custodial parade

The custodial parade

Jai Uparkar

May 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The custodian carts, adorned with bananas, mini flags and Mario Kart symbols and characters, whizzed past the rally court at a cool two miles per hour during lunch on May 1. The parade was organized by the Matador Recognition Committee (MRC) which conceived of this idea at the beginning of the school...

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Cupertino HS 3-0

Kamyar Moradi and Stuti Upadhyay

April 25, 2019


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Spring Sports

It was Friday before break as the MVHS boys volleyball team faced off against CHS. Parents and fellow students lined the bleachers as the confident Matadors team prepared to face their division rival, the CHS Pioneers. Although MVHS was facing a team with a sub .500 record in their league, it was ...

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 10, 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...