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Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?

Ending a tradition: Why did Homecoming Quad Decs change to skits?
August 22, 2016

As another year of MVHS starts, students can expect the same back-to-school events: the Welcome Back dance, the rally, the back-to-school drive and the start of Homecoming preparations. Yet, instead of...

Quad Dec should have more student representation

Quad Dec should have more student representation
October 23, 2015

he homecoming week of 2015 slid away as the four quad decs from each class were taken down part by part. The well-decorated settings slowly became normal wooden boards,just as they were two months ago....

2017 unites as a class to rise up to the top during Homecoming week

2017 unites as a class to rise up to the top during Homecoming week
October 13, 2015

t’s a new year for the class of 2017 as they transition from being sophomores to juniors. With Homecoming on the way, the upperclassmen now have a new goal in mind: winning first place. The juniors will...

Mat Stats: The cost of Quad Decs

Mat Stats: The cost of Quad Decs
September 29, 2013

Godly thrones, Atlantean water fountains, the castle in Camelot, or the glittering land of El Dorado: which Quad Decs cost the most?  Correction: According to Tal Marom, vice president of 2016,...

Defining spirit: Tall & Short, homecoming 2013

September 29, 2013

rom quad decs to dress-up days to the rally, Homecoming gives students plenty of opportunities to display their class spirit. With all students participating in the festivities to varying extents, the...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Sophomore Felicia Hou takes a break from the hand-painting the ocean.
September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have...

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse
October 14, 2012

Classes spend eight hours after school on Oct. 11 to finish Quad Decs Quad Dec Time Lapse from El Estoque on Vimeo. Music by Dexter Britain and used with permission. On Oct. 11, all four classes...

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Illustration by Alexandria Poh
October 14, 2011

I have only been to quad decs once, back in the day when we built floats. I went to gawk at the floats for a mere five minutes, and then left. I have only been to a rally once, back in the day when ...

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