El Estoque

Smash Club’s second tournament of 2018

Smash Club’s second tournament of 2018

Jahan Razavi

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 30, clicks and music could be heard from the student union. MVHS Smash Club had its second tournament of the 2018 semester. Students from all grades showed up to test their skills against one another. Smash is a multiplayer game where up to four people can play each other...

Reality through a different lens

Jahan Razavi

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a certain feeling of unease that creeps into the back of the mind, shifting slightly towards the gut when intuition kicks in. Then suspicion arises. As a stubborn thought makes its way through, constantly poking into the skull, it becomes difficult to shake off the curio...

New in town

New in town

Jahan Razavi

March 7, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he show never stops for MVHS drama students; even though they have just finished SNL performances, the department’s newest schedule has propelled them as the spring musical — “Urinetown” — is right around the corner. Despite drama teacher Sarah Capule’s ...

Humans behind Humans of Monta Vista

Humans behind Humans of Monta Vista

Jahan Razavi

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Jesse Wong was browsing Facebook one evening in May and came across a page under the title, “Humans of Monta Vista.” He immediately noticed that the page was inactive with the last post being from 2015. Determined, Wong got his friends, seniors Matthew Hsieh and Daniel Ho...

Superfan

Superfan

Jahan Razavi

November 15, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[su_dropcap]M[/su_dropcap]any MVHS students enjoy professional sports, but for some, this love extends beyond lunchtime debates and quick checks of the Bleacher Report app between classes. These devoted fans show their love in different ways, from watching every single game of the season to traveling ...

Octagon through the eyes of its co-president

Octagon through the eyes of its co-president

Jahan Razavi

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Senior Karan Sharma, co-president of Octagon, has been a member of the club since his freshman year. Throughout that time, he has improved in his academic skills and learned more about both himself and the organization. “It was honestly the greatest experience ever," Sharma said. "I remember...

Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots

Jahan Razavi

September 13, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Christopher Liou plays defensive specialist on the boys varsity volleyball team. In addition to his weekly school season practices, Liou also plays club volleyball, practicing two hours a day, three days a week. However, every Saturday for the past two years, Liou has spent four ...