El Estoque

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

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

Aanchal Garg

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 painting cardboard cutouts and boxes for Quad Decorations, students will be dancing and acting for ...

Quad Dec should have more student representation

Quad Dec should have more student representation

Renee Pu

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. It is a strange realization that even if it took months to put together these quad decs, only an ho...

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

Aanchal Garg

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 put in their all to do the best they can at events like quad decs, dress-up days and the rally ...

Mat Stats: The cost of Quad Decs

Mat Stats: The cost of Quad Decs

Tanisha Dasmunshi

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?  Read More »...

Defining spirit: Tall & Short, homecoming 2013

Yuna Lee

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 experience is unique to each person. Join staffers Nathan Desai and Robert Sulgit as they explore the...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Kristin Chang

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 never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s annual ball drop, a...

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse

VIDEO: Quad decorations time lapse

Yimeng Han

October 14, 2012

Classes spend eight hours after school on Oct. 11 to finish Quad Decs Read More »

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Wanted: Spirit and chicken wire

Soumya Kurnool

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  we assumed rallies were mandatory. I stepped inside, ran my eyes over the huge masses of screaming Mat...