El Estoque

MVRT rookies showcase

MVRT rookies showcase

Andie Liu

December 3, 2019

New members present their month-long projects to parents

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

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

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 1, 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 3, 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

Alleviated Hopes

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 ...

A fork in the road

A fork in the road

Mallika Singh, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

Living in Silicon Valley, the metaphorical heart of technology, STEM majors are very common at MVHS. Often, for some, it can be easy to forget that there are different career paths out there — outside of the world of STEM. Senior Cheri Zhou has explored this different path as she chose to be an art ...