El Estoque

Test of time

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

May 30, 2017

Filed under FEATURES

Story by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan and Jessica Xing High school friendships never last. At least, that’s what we’re used to hearing. However, these groups of MVHS seniors have passed the test of time from elementary school...

Octagon looks back on its 2016-17 year

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

April 17, 2017

Filed under Briefs

Written by Krishna Sunder and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan As co-president of MVHS Octagon, senior Mahesh Murag has overseen the club’s major events including fundraisers such as the JDRF Walk against diabetes, the De Anza Cr...

Contra pop culture

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

March 10, 2017

Filed under Magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat is the definition of opposition? Sometimes, the barriers that opposition causes are more subtle, unspoken pressures. We don’t speak about unspoken pressures, especially when they don’t seem significant....

A walk through an Octagon Stanford concessions event

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

December 31, 2016

Filed under Briefs

Click on the image to access the interactive story. ...

Blind sided

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 28, 2016

Filed under From the magazine, Sports

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s common practice for the Monta Vista football team not to talk on the bus ride home after an away game loss. And so, after losing the Helmet game for the first time in 13 years against Cupertino HS, after...

Q and A: Senior Nikita Agarwal on her guitar playing

Kalpana Gopalkrishnan

October 28, 2016

Filed under Briefs

            EE: What instrument do you play and how has it impacted you? NA: I play the guitar, even though i dont play the guitar everyday because I’m so busy I try to do what I can. Playing the ...