El Estoque

Redefining science successes at MVHS

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.

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 16, 2014

Self-motivation, creativity and willingness to improve prove to be strong measures of success for science fair participants. Read More »...

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 Read More »...

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 hard at work on their college apps, with one minor exception: they’re a few years too old to...

Taking it to a new dimension

Junior Nishant Jain demonstrates features on his application

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 of skin with his stylus. No blood, no sweat. Jain successfully dissected the human cadaver — virt...

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

2012-13 Course Selection Sheet

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 the class at MVHS was to be taught by science teacher and Research Club advisor Renee Fallon. The only proble...

Biotech Club conducts first large-scale experiment

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.

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 a glowing flowers lab — this particular experiment, involving bacterial resistance to triclosan...

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 Read More »...

Safety slip-up

Safety slip-up

Sara Yang

March 28, 2010

Hydrochloric acid sends chemistry student to the emergency room Read More »...