El Estoque

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini

May 14, 2019

The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories beyond the scope of the high school curriculum. Known for its difficulty and tight selection ...

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

The Biology Olympiad encourages students to pursue Biology

Nathan Stevens

March 9, 2017

n Feb. 24, tens of students lined up after school outside room B111 preparing for their upcoming test. However, this was no AP test they were waiting for —  they were waiting to take the Biology Olympiad exam. The Biology Olympiad is, according to the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) website, administere...

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Science Olympiad implements changes after Mira Loma Invitationals

Aanchal Garg

January 27, 2016

“We were not ready for the carnage,” Science Olympiad president senior Ishaan Shah said at a lunch meeting. On Jan. 9, Science Olympiad competed at invitationals at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento. However, because it was the first competition of the year, the members did not do as well as t...

Senior James Mullen wins 2014 International Geography Olympiad

Senior James Mullen wins 2014 International Geography Olympiad

Lydia Seo

October 20, 2014

Story by Vishalrathna Nagar and Lydia Seo. When senior James Mullen applies for his future job in the computer science field, he’ll be able to point out something unique to his interviewers. Mullen can attest to knowing the details of Google Maps; he won the 2014 International Geography Olympiad...