El Estoque

“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

“MV Octagon”: Octagon’s new app is underway

Annie Zhang

November 20, 2019

Uncovering the setbacks, benefits and takeaways of the ongoing creation of Octagon’s iOS app

A stellar liaison: Octagon and JDRF

An Octagon volunteer paints a child walker's face in light of the JDRF marathon. Photo by Trudy Esrey // Used with permission

Annie Zhang

October 15, 2019

5:00 p.m. Set up. On Oct. 5, 77 Octagon volunteers file into Great America in Santa Clara the day preceding one of the most momentous and far-reaching events of the year — Octagon’s annual partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a non profit organization that funds for T...

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

March 31, 2019

The Quinlan Community Center accommodated over 200 MVHS students and community members on March 30 as Octagon held its annual Cure Cancer Casino event. The night featured various activities, such as card games and photo booths, entertainment, such as live music and dances and a three-course-meal from...

Elves in action: MVHS students who volunteer during the holidays

Sarah Young and Julia Yang

December 18, 2018

While the malls bustle with people buying presents, the radio stations blare Christmas music and lights twinkle from their perches on houses, some members of the MVHS community spend this holiday season giving back. Ohana and Octagon have partnered with local organizations to volunteer and bring holiday ...

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

Stuti Upadhyay and Tabitha Mendez

December 17, 2018

Every year in mid-March, MV Octagon, MVHS’ largest volunteer club, hosts an event called Cure Cancer Cafe (CCC) to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The event is held in the Quinlan Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. and features singers, dancers, a speech from a cancer survivor...

Dodgeball tournament between service clubs fosters healthy competition

Dodgeball tournament between service clubs fosters healthy competition

Sneha Gaur

November 21, 2015

n Nov. 20, students donning red and blue— the colors of Leo Club and Octagon— piled into the fieldhouse to watch a spirited dodgeball competition between the two service clubs, and eventually, the final match between the teachers and the winning club. Earlier on Nov. 19, CSF had played against th...

Octagon aids DECA’s volunteer events

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014

Two of MVHS’s most popular clubs join forces to provide adequate events for members. Read More »...

Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Cure Cancer Cafe both entertaining and beneficial

Amrutha Dorai

March 12, 2013

Octagon hosts annual event to raise money for cancer research. Read More »...

Annual Cure Cancer Café to be held March 9

Jack Chin, MV alumnus and cancer survivor, will be speaking at Cure Cancer Café. Cure Cancer Café, Octagon’s biggest event of the school year, is an annual event which fundraises for leukemia and lymphoma through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Eva Spitzen

March 7, 2013

Last year, as the Cupertino community jumped into full swing attempting to find a bone marrow donor for leukemia patient and Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin, Chin described his own chances of his survival as “in a gray area.” One year later, Chin, who found a donor thanks to fundraising and awaren...

The chosen ones of 2014

The chosen ones of 2014

Lisa Zhang

September 14, 2010

Get to know the new 2014 class officers   Read More »...