El Estoque

The things they will carry: What seniors plan to carry for college

Trisha Kholiya

May 30, 2017


Filed under Carry On, FEATURES

When senior Mohini Banerjee boards her flight to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., she plans on packing more than just her clothes and school supplies. She wants to take those Polaroid photos from her bookshelf, that “Grey’s Anatomy” cup on her desk and those snow globes from her voyages...

Powderpuff Day 3: Sophomores beat juniors in a one-sided game

Powderpuff Day 3: Sophomores beat juniors in a one-sided game

Trisha Kholiya

April 6, 2017


Filed under Briefs, SPORTS

At the sound of the lunch bell, students fought past the rain to get to the football field to watch the final Powderpuff game of the year between Class of 2018 and Class of 2019. The cheerleaders cheered for their respective teams, electrifying the crowd of spectators. The sophomores shut out the...

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Swimming: Matadors race against Los Altos in last home meet of the year

Trisha Kholiya

April 6, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Spring Sports, Swimming & Diving

On April 6, the MVHS swimming team honored their seniors in the last home game of their high school careers. The swimmers sat in the bleachers while waiting for their events, cheering on their teammates who raced across the pool deck. In the hands of the spectators were colorful handmade posters for...

Homemade hipster: How to make crêpes

Homemade hipster: How to make crêpes

Trisha Kholiya

March 10, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Homemade Hipster, Rebirth

Additional reporting by Amanda Chan and Akshara Majiga. To celebrate the annual national French week, which takes place in the first week of November, the French Honor Society officers threw a week of small activities in late February. According to French Honor Society president senior Christine Chyu, it...

A brief look at Trump’s plans for immigration

A brief look at Trump’s plans for immigration

Trisha Kholiya

March 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

SInce he took office, President Donald Trump has made it obvious that he seeks to change immigration policies. During Trump’s campaign, he had made many claims about how he wanted to keep immigration minimal. Trump came up with a ten-point plan to combat immigration during his campaign. Look bel...

Table Tennis Club members share their memories

Table Tennis Club members share their memories

Trisha Kholiya

March 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Propped up on its hind legs behind the B building, the table tennis table attracts a group of around five to six people. Despite the cold, drizzling weather, the club still finds time to meet almost every other Friday at lunch, hauling their table tennis board out of the Biology supply closet to set up ...

The disappointment that is the color of the year

The disappointment that is the color of the year

Trisha Kholiya

January 24, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Apparently, “Les Misérables” predicted the color of the year in the song “Red and Black", a song that introduces a group of young student revolutionaries in the June rebellion on Paris in the early 18th-century. At least, it predicted the color much better than the Pantone Color Institute...

A brief look at the Golden Globes

A brief look at the Golden Globes

Trisha Kholiya

January 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Movies

On Sunday, the annual Golden Globes will premiere, awarding both domestic and international actors and films. The Golden Globe Award is presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization consisting of members of international journalists. And although some films reappear with Academy...

Holiday Treats: How to make Mexican hot chocolate

Holiday Treats: How to make Mexican hot chocolate

Trisha Kholiya

December 31, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Homemade Hipster, Lifestyle

Escape the cold winter with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Simple and quick to create, this hot chocolate will keep you warm and wanting more.

A sit-down with filmmaker and REX co-president Yash Goyal

A sit-down with filmmaker and REX co-president Yash Goyal

Trisha Kholiya

December 10, 2016


Filed under Briefs

A scene plays out live in front of the director's eyes, with the lens of the camera separating the film from the action. From behind the lens of the Canon 70D camera they use to produce the majority of their bigger films, REX production members watch their written scripts performed aloud as they record ...

Student share their thoughts on Vine shutting down

Student share their thoughts on Vine shutting down

Trisha Kholiya

November 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

On Jan. 24, 2013, Vine was created — a new platform for people all around the world to laugh at short, six-seconds-or-less videos. Through the app, users over the age of 17 could enjoy brief, continually looped videos. But on Oct. 27, Vine announced that it will be shutting down some time in the future, l...