El Estoque

Teachers’ favorite books

Teachers’ favorite books
10 teachers discuss and recommend books that are significant to them
January 6, 2020
10 teachers discuss and recommend books that are significant to them

MVRT rookies showcase first projects

Team L'équipe Pommes de Terre demo their project, a manipulator based off the 2017 FRC Steamworks game.
New members present their month-long projects to parents
December 3, 2019
New members present their month-long projects to parents

Staff Wellness Day: A relaxing collaboration period

Industrial technology teacher Ted Shinta opened the woodshop for staff members to make pens.
MVHS staff participate in various activities to destress and bond during free time
November 9, 2019
MVHS staff participate in various activities to destress and bond during free time

Monta Vista Robotics Team offseason trainings: a student-run experience with mentor support

Alumni Anant Singhania mentored MVRT in their first workshop dealing with applying math to scouting. Photo by Andie Liu
MVRT alumni mentor the team in workshops to coach members on competition strategy
September 26, 2019
MVRT alumni mentor the team in workshops to coach members on competition strategy

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships
May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay...

Sweet Addiction: What it’s like being addicted to sodas

Graphic by Emily Xia
The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them
May 17, 2018
The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them

Getting a headstart: MVRT trains their newfound recruits

Photo used with permission of Ishan Mitra
MVRT trains recruits at Headstart
September 11, 2017
MVRT trains recruits at Headstart

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school
November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Alarm senses tingling The gym was dark, cold and completely quiet when woodshop teacher Ted Shinta arrived. He headed...

Woodwork provides refuge from fast-paced campus life

Woodwork provides refuge from fast-paced campus life
November 11, 2013

[dropcap1]"You[/dropcap1] don’t put a box of granola bars in a classroom full of guys,” woodshop teacher Ted Shinta said. “Because then you will find the box empty pretty...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code
October 22, 2012

  Students and teachers prepare for the first code red drill of the year As an alarm sounded during second period on Thursday, Oct. 18, teachers and students immediately began to block...

Robotics engineering branches out

The close-knit group of seven students is building a robot to compete in the FTC challenge. Members concentrate on the adjusting the wheel as they try to get the robot to maximum operation. Photo by Howard Lee.
November 5, 2011

With the press of a button, the machine whirls to life, beeping steadily as its crab-like claw reaches for the crate in front of it. But this is not a scene from a sci-fi movie. This is what a small...

Shinta’s family farm

Shinta's family farm
October 27, 2011

The Shinta Kawahara Co., a strawberry farm, has been in Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta's family ever since his father started it after World War II.

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