El Estoque

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often difficult choice. The college appli...

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

The preparation towards Advanced Placement

Aditya Dash

March 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n Thursday, March 1st, school financial specialist Calvin Wong was seen at the office sorting papers and registering students who had signed up to take the AP exam. With registration papers all around him, Wong patiently went through each student’s form and checked them. Though some students had signed up...

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

The stress recommendation letters put on counselors

Jai Uparkar

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Local, NEWS

t the beginning of the school year, counselors have much to worry about, from scheduling to planning and, most importantly, writing recommendation letters for those applying to colleges. Though this time of year is stressful for MVHS seniors, it also proves to be a stressful time for school counselors...

Applying to College

Applying to College

Mallika Singh

November 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

rom now until the end of the calendar year, seniors at MVHS will be in full-on college application mode. It’s no secret that things can get hectic during this time of the year. Take a look at what some MVHS seniors think about the application process.        ...

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

Karen Sanchez

August 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Additional reporting by Helen Chao,Charlotte Chui, Alyssa Hui, Shuvi Jha, Katerina Pappas, Stuti Upadhyay, Jai Uparkar, Sarah Young Beginnings can be refreshing — a new start where one is allowed to reinvent themselves. Opportunities are presented left and right, but fear and anxiety are alwa...

Back to school backpack necessities

Back to school backpack necessities

Sara Entezarmahdi

August 19, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

As the first week of school comes to an end, students finalize their daily routine, packing items in their backpack that are necessary to survive in school. El Estoque cultivated a list of backpack necessities to help prepare students to tackle the rest of the school year. Cowritten by: Julia Yan...

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS, Print news

n Toni Morrison's novel “Beloved,” the word n is used 37 times. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it’s used 48 times. In Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” 217. These books are all part of the reading curriculum at MVHS. And despite the derogatory history ...

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Campus Question: Why have there been a series of water issues on campus?

Chetana Ramaiyer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Question, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Additional reporting by Sepand Rouz and Claire Chang. O n Wed. Nov. 23, while walking to his fourth period class, junior Matthew Hsieh was interrupted by a tall stream of water gushing out of a broken pipeline at the back of B building, near the bike racks. Later that day, an announcement was ma...

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Brighton Balfrey

August 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

ach year, Running of the Bulls signals the end of summer. Students set their alarm clocks and get to school early in hopes of switching a class or getting a free period. And this year, just like the past years, students filed in seemingly endless lines to check in and get their ID photo taken. In ...

Too young for social networking

Too young for social networking

Christophe Haubursin

February 9, 2012


Filed under OPINION

Before there was Google+, before there was Facebook, even before there was MySpace, there was another social network for all of us to check into early each morning: the playground. It was a community of voices with the best of what the Internet gives us now — it had the circles, the...

Even block schedule on Friday, tutorial on Thursday

Even block schedule on Friday, tutorial on Thursday

Karishma Mehrotra

October 5, 2011


Filed under NEWS

To make up for the lost day due to heightened police activity in Cupertino, administration has announced that this Friday will be an even block day. An announcement was made on the MVHS website this afternoon. Tomorrow, Thursday, will follow normal tutorial schedule. Students are to report to th...

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Full-time students, overtime coaches

Edward Wang

September 17, 2010


Filed under Multimedia

Three seniors coach middle school volleyball after school   Read More »...