El Estoque

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu

November 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is 2,270 students. This drastic increase in population leads to changes in student ...

Looking back

Looking back

Stuti Upadhyay

September 28, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Ameya Mahajan, MVHS graduating class of 2013, enjoyed classical guitar, was on the swim team, participated in Spanish National Honor Society, Triathlete Music Society, Science National Honor Society and worked as a lifeguard in the summers. Mahajan graduated from Yale with a double major in statisti...

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Helen Chao, Priya Reddy, and Jennie Chen

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

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A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many different lessons a...

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Claire Yang

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

hroughout high school, volunteering often has a reputation for being just another activity to impress colleges. However for many people, acquiring hours is the main goal. For some students like sophomore Jack Tian, volunteering is more than just a number. He currently volunteers through the Califor...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

A new start: The 2018-19 new bell schedule and what it means

A new start: The 2018-19 new bell schedule and what it means

Jasmine Lee

October 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On June 22, students received an email and a letter from principal April Scott announcing a new bell schedule for the 2018-19 school year. The new 2018 schedule was proposed and sent out in an email to teachers on Sept. 25. It starts school no earlier than 8 a.m. and includes options for a week with either ...

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Student share their thoughts on tutorials

Nathan Stevens

March 29, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

On most Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., the bells ring and many MVHS students fill classrooms across campus. But this bell is not for the traditional class, it lets students know when their 30 minute tutorial period starts. The 2016-17 school year is the first to have two tutorial periods per w...

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS

t’s lunchtime at MVHS on March 8. Like any other day, students are sprawled all over the school. It’s not obvious at first. Looking a little closer, however, it becomes clear that many students happen to be wearing the color red. This is no coincidence. Though some may have worn it by c...

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

There’s no place like home: Student Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS

conomics Teacher Pete Pelkey knocks his fists on the compact student desk, imitating the sound of the police interrupting his sleep as they tapped on his car window late at night. They would make him get out of his car, roll up his sleeves and check for track marks. Finding no evidence of heroin use,...