El Estoque

Junior Aria Agarwal takes a nap on the floor during lunch break after getting 5 hours of sleep the night before.

“I only got 4 hours of sleep”

Jiya Singh September 18, 2021

“I only got 4 hours of sleep last night.”  Beginning first period with the discussion of late bedtimes and exhaustion is just another typical morning conversation starter for many MVHS students....

In a spinoff from the New York Times Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 14, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
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Phase I: The Development

Rachel Jiang and Robert Liu February 12, 2021
Analyzing the timeline and technologies behind America’s COVID-19 vaccines
AP Biology Lab Kit

Experiments at home

Gavin Hung September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning
This poster displays science awards and honorable mentions earned by MVHS students in science competitions throughout the year. According to Synopsys Science Fair Board of Directors member Bruce Kawanami, the goal for competitors should be sharpening their research skills rather than vying for wins. Photo by Yashashree Pisolkar.

Redefining science successes at MVHS

Yashashree Pisolkar May 16, 2014

Self-motivation, creativity and willingness to improve prove to be strong measures of success for science fair participants. Taped up against the back wall of AP Biology and STEM teacher Renee Fallon’s...

Senior Kasie Wong reaches semi-finals of Siemens Competition

Senior Kasie Wong reaches semi-finals of Siemens Competition

Athira Penghat November 19, 2012

Research project targeting autoimmune system recognized in national science fair Science teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s sixth period AP Chemistry class was interrupted by staff and administration on...

Overworked by recommendation letters

Overworked by recommendation letters

Jennifer Lee October 24, 2012

Every night they spend hours hunched behind a glowing computer screen, tapping at the keyboard and reviewing each sentence with the utmost concentration. They’re the image of diligent high school seniors...

Junior Nishant Jain demonstrates features on his application

Taking it to a new dimension

Yashashree Pisolkar September 26, 2012

Junior Nishant Jain was dissecting a human cadaver. He brushed and tapped the glossy surface of the dissection table, maneuvering his way around the organs, muscles and bones. He sliced the first layer...

2012-13 Course Selection Sheet

New STEM research class unfairly not made available to general student body

Joyce Varma September 8, 2012

This summer, administration found itself in an awkward situation. The FUHSD foundation had finally approved a STEM research class for MVHS and Lynbrook High School for the 2012-2013 school year, and...

Club president junior Kasie Wong teaches member junior Paul Xu how to use lab equipments safely on March 23. The experiment, beginning on March 16 and ending March 28, involved bacterial resistance to triclosan.  Photo by Howard Lee.

Biotech Club conducts first large-scale experiment

Howard Lee March 30, 2012

The smell of burning gas fills room B104. No one is panicking, though — it’s just an experiment the Biotech Club is conducting. Although the club has conducted experiments in the past — including...

Not yet a safe space

Not yet a safe space

Sara Yang May 16, 2011

Despite stirrings of a LGBT-friendly movement, students need to step up to affect change In the past couple months, our school has taken small steps to address the lack of regard for our LGBT community....

Safety slip-up

Safety slip-up

Sara Yang March 28, 2010

Hydrochloric acid sends chemistry student to the emergency room   The block period on March 9 took a turn for the worse as chemistry teacher Elizabeth McCracken's third period Chemistry...

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