El Estoque

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

Shuvi Jha

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith finals and AP exams just lurking around the corner, springtime can be quite stressful for MVHS students. Knowing this, the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is currently exploring various stress-relieving activities to help lighten the school atmosphere, with one of the prominent propo...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — ...

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha

March 7, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of what is known today as the My Lai massacre, an event which highlights the...

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Shuvi Jha

February 2, 2018


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Jan. 24, the officers of the Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) Club gathered around during lunch to discuss upcoming events and plans. To find out more about what was on their agenda, including the recent Challenge Day that took place on Feb. 1, look through the infographic below. ...

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

Shuvi Jha

January 31, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to the statistics portal Statista, 69 percent of Americans have read or began to read a news article that they later realized was not factually correct. Coined as “fake news,” which refers to any story that contains factually incorrect information and serves to mi...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]2017[/dropcap] was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the y...

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Smells Like Teen Connectivity: students discuss their experiences at the Teen Center

Shuvi Jha

December 12, 2017


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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Varun Muthukumaran is a busy guy. A member of the MVHS football team for four years, he has attended daily, four-hour long practices during the summer and fall. From lunges to deadlifts to conditioning, he performs various strenuous activities aimed at increasing streng...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen ...

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who ...

Bring Change 2 Mind attends Mental Health Summit

Bring Change 2 Mind attends Mental Health Summit

Shuvi Jha

November 17, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n October 22, junior Sarvagnya Chodavarapu, senior Pooja Dandekar and freshman Sunaina Das attended the “Bring Change 2 Mind” High School Student Summit at the Lyft headquarters in San Francisco. The summit, which was led by the “Bring Change 2 Mind” mental-health organizat...

Music to my ears: Tri-M Honors Society

Music to my ears: Tri-M Honors Society

Shuvi Jha

October 20, 2017


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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n October 11, members of the Tri-M Music Honors Society came together for a quick practice session, where each individual played his or her instrument. Senior officers Emily Zhang, Sherwin Zhang and Rochelle Tham led the club meeting, excited for the year’s upcoming events and ev...