El Estoque

Experiments at home

AP Biology Lab Kit
A look into science labs during remote learning
September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning

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.
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
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
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...

Taking it to a new dimension

Junior Nishant Jain demonstrates features on his application
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...

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

2012-13 Course Selection Sheet
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...

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.
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
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
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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