El Estoque

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu

November 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is 2,270 students. This drastic increase in population leads to changes in student ...

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Finding home in Bay Area for educators

Jasmine Lee

November 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Five o’clock alarm. Fifty to 120 minutes of sitting in a car stuck in traffic. Stress. This is how English teacher Kate Evard describes her trips to school every day. Evard recently moved to Aptos, a town in Santa Cruz County. While Evard said her 10 years of teaching experience and equity ...

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Football: Team misses out on CCS after 61-13 loss to Mountain View HS

Roshan Fernandez

November 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Sports Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Brandon Ng and Gauri Kaushik. hree second-half carries. Three second-half touchdowns. That’s all MVHS senior Jacob Cortinas needed to secure a victory for his team. Unfortunately for the Matadors, the victory came for the other MVHS –– their opponents Mountain View HS....

A Fresh Start for MV Sprouts

A Fresh Start for MV Sprouts

Brian Xu

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Junior Heather Bassman flicks the cap off her plastic water bottle. Rather than raising it to her mouth, she lowers it to a tray of fresh soil and seedlings, tilting the bottle to maintain a steady trickle of water over each plant. Satisfied, she caps the bottle and sets it to the side. As president of...

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

An unforgettable experience: Learning the Japanese culture

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

October 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The smiles. The signs. The excited atmosphere. These were the most noticeable elements that were etched into Cupertino students’ first impression on their trip to Japan. The Toyokawa and Cupertino student exchange that takes place annually for eighth graders serves as a program for Japanese and Amer...

Booked up

Booked up

Claire Wen and Oishee Misra

October 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

iterature remains the only course at MVHS that students must take for all four years of high school. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience, while for others, it does nothing but elicit groans of distaste. Whether the novel is about a tragic love story (‘Romeo and Juliet’), the crumbling socie...

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

Annie Zhang

October 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

He walks into campus carrying trademarked “Boudin Sourdough” bags filled with a variety of bread delicacies. The bag is stuffed with golden brown baguettes and scrumptious blocks of sourdough bread ready to be distributed to the students of MVHS. Known by students and teachers alike, this is sen...

Previewing the NBA season

Previewing the NBA season

Keshav Taneja and Collin Qian

October 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

After a tumultuous offseason which included LeBron James joining the Lakers and Demarcus Cousins forming an all-star starting five with the dominant Golden State Warriors, MVHS students have patiently awaited the start of the NBA season. Some plan to watch just for pure enjoyment, others are die-hard ...