El Estoque

From songwriter to author

From songwriter to author

Rucha Soman

April 14, 2018


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Junior Sheetal Rao has been a self-published author since the sixth grade. Her book, “The Magical Animals of Konusetsu,” was based off of childhood games she used to play. “[My friends and I] play[ed] a million games,” Rao said “I just was thinking back to one of the fun ones that I have...

A ukulele heard through the walls

A ukulele heard through the walls

Rucha Soman

March 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The soft strums of a ukulele float through the rooms in the D building, occasionally joined by some singing. This music, sometimes heard during fifth period and lunch, is played by sophomore Allison Gregory. She started playing this summer after attending a camp where her friend introduced her to the...

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Rucha Soman

January 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding on the edge of a 20-foot-bowl at Santa Clara's Cabrillo skate park, sophomore Joseph Balje shifted his feet on his skateboard, getting ready for the drop-in. But as he pushed off, something didn't feel right. Instead of landing the trick, he landed on his face -- causing t...

Flipping onto Stage: Another year of MV Andaaz

Rucha Soman

November 17, 2017


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At the end of seventh period every Friday afternoon, a group of kids throw their backpacks down and meet in front of the gym. They greet each other as they wait for the rest of the their group to show up. Soon the team is lined up, led by their captains junior Ashika Jaiswal, sophomore Vega Jethani,...

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

Girls volleyball: Team defeats Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman

October 17, 2017


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

The MVHS girls volleyball team warmed up in their black warm-up jerseys under the bright fluorescent lights of their home gym. The game started with MVHS taking a commanding lead, winning the first set against Saratoga HS by 10 points. As the parents and players switched sides, SHS and MVHS were in a b...

Patent no longer pending: MVHS student reflects on making a product

Patent no longer pending: MVHS student reflects on making a product

Rucha Soman

September 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

Junior Tiffany Chen talks about creating a product and the patent process behind it.. Moving back to the U.S. after a couple years in Beijing apartments proved to junior Tiffany Chen that the problem is universal: sinks are clogged everywhere. As she and her father, Robert Chen, tried to constantl...