El Estoque

Girls Who Code reflects on what female representation in STEM means to them

Girls Who Code members work on their projects.

Jayanti Jha

February 12, 2020

MVHS Girls Who Code is a branch of the national Girls Who Code organization which aims to immerse female youth in computer science and spark confidence in their coding abilities to be able to pursue their future goals. For the members of MVHS’ Girls Who Code, female representation and equality in s...

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, and Neysa Singh

October 16, 2019

You're a fraud. You're a fake, an imposter, undeserving of the accomplishments you have. We all have this voice in our head. The one that convinces us that our accomplishments never measure up to what we actually deserve. Especially at MVHS, this phenomenon of people feeling inadequate amidst their ac...

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

The opening slide from the WiSTEM interest meeting presentation. Slide used with permission from Claire Wen

Alyssa Umino

September 26, 2019

In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu

June 2, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often drowned out — who have come from vastly different walks of life, pushed through college experiences...

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch

How Technovation teams prepared for the Technovation Challenge World Pitch

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 12, 2019

Technovation, a club dedicated to girls who are interested in STEM and have a passion for building apps, has been preparing for the Technovation Challenge throughout the year. The Technovation Challenge requires participants to create an app that follows their prompt — a proposal that can impact the ...

The Foundation

The Foundation

Rana Aghababazadeh

April 12, 2019

The Foundation t the dawn of senior year and constantly throughout the college application process, many seniors use Naviance to estimate their chances of getting into a college. This scavenging often consists of zooming in on scatter plots that show results of decisions from previous years. But th...

Working for the future

Working for the future

Brian Xu and Laasya Koduru

February 4, 2019

Sparkling chandeliers. Lush sofas and curtains. A profitable job. A stable family. This is the life that many wish and plan for throughout the course of their lives, especially MVHS students.   In a competitive learning environment such as MVHS, students often take part in many activities ...

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year

WiSTEM officers discuss their plans for Bay Area Research Exposition this year

Zara Iqbal

December 17, 2018

  On Nov. 14, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) held an informational meeting about the Bay Area Research Exposition (BARE), which previously took place at Google Headquarters in April. MVHS, Saratoga HS and Lynbrook HS hold and participate in the exposition every year...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM

Flora Peng, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) electives has lowered the demand for arts electives, decreasing the number offered. ...

Alleviated Hopes: how three girls reached the national Technovation stage

Alleviated Hopes: how three girls reached the national Technovation stage

Iman Malik and Oishee Misra

August 30, 2018

The trio of girls marched up in unison to the center stage, accompanied by the sounds of their heels clicking and hearts racing. A few months ago, they barely knew each other's names. But now, they made their way to the platform, united and ready to pitch their business to hundreds of audience membe...

Where does the gender gap STEM from?

Where does the gender gap STEM from?

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

August 30, 2018

Loud voices emanate from an AP Physics C classroom as students frantically prepare for their upcoming exam. Senior Anisha Sinha struggles alongside her group mates as they attempt to figure out a particularly challenging problem. As they discuss, Sinha notices something. They’re all girls. She looks ...