El Estoque

Stressing the numbers

Sleep deprivation is a common problem across FUHSD schools.

Anoop Iyer, Robert Liu, and Sean Yagi

August 26, 2019

Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years

Make or break

Make or break

Laasya Koduru and Brian Xu

December 18, 2018

By Thursday, Nov. 15, smoke from Camp Fire had reached Cupertino and elevated its air quality index above 200. Air quality tracking websites such as AirNow.gov consider an index above 200 “very unhealthy.” That afternoon, Instagram and Facebook were flooded by MVHS students with drafts of emails ...

Analyzing the effects of declining cafeteria sales

Cafeteria sales have declined since the 2017-2018 school year.

Robert Liu

November 9, 2018

The new 2018-19 bell schedule has led to drastic changes in lunch line sales, compared to last year’s numbers. According to Food Services Manager Debbie Herrera, brunch sales this month have increased by 1,000 meals, compared to last year in September. Lunch sales, however, have decreased by nearly 3,000 ...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018

enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in senior ditch day when he was a senior at MVHS in 1...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

New finals schedule

New finals schedule

Anirudh Chaudhary

December 11, 2017

his semester, students’ finals schedule were like nothing they had ever seen before. On Dec. 11, students will arrive at school for their first period classes at 7:35 as usual. However, this was followed by 25 minute periods, right before their seventh-period final after lunch. Junior Heewon Ch...

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Influx of course scheduling errors raises questions

Aanchal Garg

August 19, 2017

Reading her new schedule, freshman Anokhi Shah was dismayed to find that she did not receive Spanish 2, a course recommended in order to continue to Spanish 3 in her sophomore year. In the past few years, more and more students have been finding discrepancies in their course schedule and what they req...

Students make use of early dismissal during Finals Week

Students make use of early dismissal during Finals Week

Renee Pu

December 13, 2015

he finals week schedule is a bit different from previous years — instead of going home at 3:30 p.m., students will not have class after 12:30 p.m.. Students plan to make use of this extra time in many different ways; some regard it as a chance to relax, while others believe that it is a good opport...

Seventh period AP Physics conflicts with 2013-2014 sports

Juniors Rahul Madanahalli and Aravind Sivakumar drafted a petition to request that AP Physics be prevented from becoming a seventh period class. 27 students out of the 40 who requested AP Physics, signed the petition. Photo used with permission of Rahul Madanahalli.

Joyce Varma

August 22, 2013

Students petition administration to schedule class in an earlier period, but are rejected. Read More »...

New AP class added to science department

New AP class added to science department

Deepa Kollipara

March 11, 2009

While most schools are panicking about losing classes due to budget cuts, MVHS is giving students an even longer list of classes to select from during the upcoming course selection fair. Read More »...