El Estoque

The student-facility debacle

The student-facility debacle

Stephanie Chang

September 21, 2011

Two elevators, four buildings, only five minutes. The frenzy, the hurry, the competition.  In short, life sucks when you’re on crutches or in a wheelchair. According to a survey El Estoque conducted of 140 students,  40% of injured or disabled students would be late to class due to the inefficiency of facilities.  We need a better w...

Safety for all

Safety for all

Smitha Gundavajhala

September 20, 2011

Stop, drop, and roll. Duck and cover. Under the table. Students carry out specific and mandatory safety drills throughout the year. There are three main drills that MVHS focuses on: fire drills, earthquake drills, and an intrusion drill. Once a month, the fire alarm is bound to ring, pulling students ou...

Why the marquee is okay

Why the marquee is okay

Stephanie Chang

September 8, 2011

The marquee that was attached to the side of the gym before the school year began has spurred some angry discussion amongst students: "We're in a budget crisis and yet they're spending $10,000 on a marquee! Outrageous!"Although we are indeed lacking in funds, the buying of the marquee has almost noth...

Faculty outshines U.S. government in the face of crisis

Faculty outshines U.S. government in the face of crisis

Kiranmayi Methuku

August 26, 2011

Maybe Steve Jobs should run for president—at least he’s got his act together. Even a few members of MVHS faculty seem qualified for the position. Of course, the same can’t be said about the American government. Apple Inc. recently released financial results in June, revealing its $79.4 billion...

We need tolerance

We need tolerance

Christophe Haubursin

April 8, 2011

Students must stand up to hate Read More »

Recycling program promising, but depends on participation

Recycling program promising, but depends on participation

Natalie Chan

September 23, 2010

Club Commission’s idea gives ownership to clubs, but students must take initative for success Read More »...

How much is that teacher in the window?

How much is that teacher in the window?

Smitha Gundavajhala

September 5, 2010

With teacher shopping at ROTB, our proverbial credit card has been maxed out Read More »...