El Estoque

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Breaking it Down: Education inequality within Silicon Valley

Meghna Gaddam

September 23, 2015

MVHS is lucky to be a school with great students and great resources; however this is not always the case. Just within our neighboring cities, we see schools with proficiency rates as low as 25 percent, and low funding for improving education, which eventually creates a detrimental impact on those s...

Students on green bike lanes

Ananya Bhat

September 5, 2015

The new green bike lanes all over Cupertino have been catching everyone’s eye – which is exactly their purpose. This summer, Cupertino painted all of its bike lanes bright green as part of an effort to make the streets safer for bicyclists. But how safe do the bicyclists really feel? Find out what some...

MVHS clears past the Titans 19-11

MVHS clears past the Titans 19-11

Brandon Chin

March 31, 2015

Gunn High School is a titan-sized threat. With a team of experienced players and a history of close matches, the Matador’s’ third game on March 26 was one that made new and veteran players alike anxious. With a final score of 19-11 the game stood out as the closest score of the season. More frightening...

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Girls soccer: MVHS defeats Kings Academy 1-0

Varsha Venkat

December 16, 2014

fter a slow first half in its preseason game against Kings Academy on Dec. 9, the girls soccer team dominated in the second half to score a goal and defeat the Knights’ division A team 1-0. The game marked the Matadors’ first win of the year. The team played more aggressively than they ha...

MVHS students discuss the result of Midterm elections

MVHS students discuss the result of Midterm elections

Jady Wei

November 9, 2014

In a close election for Silicon Valley’s House of Representatives, incumbent Mike Honda held on to his seat in Congress on Nov. 7. Both Honda and opponent Ro Khanna vied for the position of congressman for California’s 17th congressional district. Khanna’s strong campaign efforts closed the ...

Q&A: Peer Counseling hopes to create a more positive environment for MVHS students through outreach programs

Q&A: Peer Counseling hopes to create a more positive environment for MVHS students through outreach programs

Aditi Desai

September 25, 2014

Peer Counseling is a relatively new club on campus that provides support for the student community. Peer counselors trained by Mr.Prinz help students with conflicts that occur at their school, at home, or in their community. Students can access peer counselors by filling out a blue form from the coun...

Girls Water Polo: Mats fall to Santa Clara 14-10

Girls Water Polo: Mats fall to Santa Clara 14-10

Elliot Ki

September 17, 2014

Bruins spoil home opener, take advantage of defensive errors. Despite the Matadors taking a lead 40 seconds into the game thanks to senior Scarlett Perry’s goal, whenever MVHS scored, Santa Clara responded with goals of their own to stave off any possible rally which resulted in a 14-10 season opening defeat. Santa Clara tied the game a couple ...

Administration’s resolution of a “freaking” misunderstanding represents a step in the right direction

Administration’s resolution of a “freaking” misunderstanding represents a step in the right direction

Pranav Parthasarathy

August 21, 2014

Sex carries quite an awkward connotation for high school students. At a younger age — primary school and early years of junior high — students find the entire subject barred from discussion, locked behind institutionalized censorship, as in movie and video game ratings. At an older age, college years...

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...

Breaking News: School cancelled due to damaged water main

Breaking News: School cancelled due to damaged water main

Varsha Venkat

March 25, 2014

Due to MVHS’s inability to provide restroom and food service, administrators close the school midway through fifth period on March 25. Read More »...

Sue Gunderson, former Executive Assistant to the principal, succumbs to brain cancer

Steven Lim

February 16, 2014

When Sue Gunderson left Castilleja School in Palo Alto in 2000, her friend Colleen Medeiros, who was the assistant to the Superintendent of FUHSD at the time, encouraged her to apply for the job of Executive Assistant to the Principal at MVHS. According to Carol Irish, a close friend of Gunderson’s a...