El Estoque

Find out who are the Purple and Gold Award winners

Shuyi Qi

February 9, 2014

  Students receive awards for academic and extracurricular accomplishments on Feb. 7. Photos by Catherine Lockwood  Read More »...

Challenge Day aims to teach students how to deal with their emotions

Gabriella Monico

November 24, 2013

On Nov. 21, MVHS was quieter than usual. The bells that signify the beginning and end of each class period were conspicuously absent, forcing many students to stare at the clock and some classes to run overtime. Students often ran into class late, and some wandered the empty halls when teachers let them...

MV Psychology Club introduces new areas of psychology to curriculum

Gabriella Monico

November 19, 2013

MV Psychology Club has recently undergone a change, a change reflected in its new name. The club changed its name from Happy Psychology Club, to simply MV Psychology Club. The officers wanted to broaden the scope of the club. It now no longer only focuses on issues like de-stressing and treating...

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Pranav Parthasarathy

November 5, 2013

In this video, comedian Jimmy Kimmel asked pedestrians whether they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. They are two names for the same piece of legislation. While this segment may appear slightly disingenuous — those informed were probably replaced by the ignorant— it does s...

6 simple ways to conserve natural resources at school

Gabriella Monico

October 28, 2013

Aug. 20 of this year was Earth Overshoot Day, the day we have surpassed the amount of resources that could be sustainably used in a year. Each year we are are using up our year’s worth of supplies faster; in 2003 Overshoot Day day fell on Sept 22 and in 1993 Oct 21 .The earth cannot keep up with the...

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Pranav Parthasarathy

September 26, 2013

Monta Vista Marching Band, an organization which previously won awards in many local and state competitions, had declined in terms of student interest for several years. Seeking to rejuvenate the ailing program, the Music Department mandated freshman band students’ participation in Marching Band, a move...

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

Neha Ramchandani

August 22, 2013

As a new wave of students enters the campus and an older generation prepares to leave, students shared their resolutions for the upcoming school year. For freshmen, it brings new experiences; for seniors, it signifies a time to enjoy time with family and friends before taking the next step in their lives. ...

Remembering Ruben

Remembering Ruben

Soumya Kurnool

April 10, 2013

He was our Campus Supervisor for over 15 years, but his title does not begin to capture the impact he had on the school community Read More »...

Behind the Scenes of ‘Two Halves’

Behind the Scenes of ‘Two Halves’

Varsha Venkat

January 28, 2013

REX Productions gives an inside look into the filmmaking process behind its latest movie. Read More »

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

Cynthia Mao

December 13, 2012

Graffiti at Lynbrook High School threatens MVHS teacher.  Read More »...