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Planting roots: Standing tall

Planting roots: Standing tall

Flora Peng, Tyler Cho, and Collin Qian November 19, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Roots Christian Club members attended the United in Christ (UIC) Praise Night at the River of Life Christian Church. Hosted by all the local Christian Clubs of the FUHSD, the theme...

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho October 24, 2018

After a slow start to the year, the Roots Christian Club officers held an interest meeting for both new and returning members. They expressed their hopes for the year, including holding extensive outreach...

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho September 27, 2018
Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year
No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

Amita Mahajan May 18, 2016

he phrase "politically correct" has been around for a long time. You see, back in the 1950s it was considered Marxist-lingo — essentially, a "politically correct workers' state!" was the same as...

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Why MVHS students should care about the Affordable Care Act

Pranav Parthasarathy November 5, 2013

In this video, comedian Jimmy Kimmel asked pedestrians whether they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act. They are two names for the same piece of legislation. While this segment...

Senior Anu Vaishnav looks longingly upon her uniform. The move to terminate Marching Band, while perhaps an economic necessity, has inflicted casualties. Hopefully, the optimism Vaishnav and Fey have faced the unfortunate circumstances with will rekindle the fire and allow the organization to re-emerge in a more practical form.

Discontinuation of marching band is a sad but sensible move

Pranav Parthasarathy September 26, 2013

Monta Vista Marching Band, an organization which previously won awards in many local and state competitions, had declined in terms of student interest for several years. Seeking to rejuvenate the ailing...

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Food: Boudin SF at Cupertino a clean break from the original

Yimeng Han March 22, 2013

The only thing this Cupertino location really has in common with the original Boudin SF is the bread, featured in all of the bakery’s dishes. Sourdough shows up in the form of bread bowls, sandwiches...

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Yimeng Han March 21, 2013

It is easy to walk past the newly opened Sipatea cafe without even noticing it. The storefront is tucked inside an existing pho shop, and the only eye-catching thing about it is the white “Grand opening”...

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Theatre: ‘The Would Be Gentleman’ story is ridiculous, but very real

Smitha Gundavajhala March 9, 2013

“The Would Be Gentleman” opens on an intricate construction set, complete with ins and outs and levels. The workers seem to be ignoring the audience, who almost feel as though they are intruding on...

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Music: Does ‘bastards’ sound like Bjork?

Smitha Gundavajhala February 6, 2013

Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from Bjork, mistress of weirdness. Yimeng’s...

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Students partake in holiday cheer by taking polaroids on Dec. 14

Gisella Joma December 15, 2012

On Dec. 14, in light of the season, Bull Spirit commissioners held an event in which they acted as photographers. Using a Polaroid camera, they took pictures of students as they posed with a “holiday...

Police car stops in the of intersection of Bubb Road and McClellan Road. The police blocked off entrances into MVHS because of reported bomb threat. Photo by Joyce Varma.

UPDATE: Bomb threat on Dec. 13

Cynthia Mao December 13, 2012

Graffiti at Lynbrook High School threatens MVHS teacher.  Editors’ Note: At this time, El Estoque is withholding the name of the targeted staff member.   Updated on Dec. 14 at 11:06 p.m. and...

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