El Estoque

Meet the jokesters

Meet the jokesters

ZaZu Lippert

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater

MVHS Improv Team will perform at the annual Drama Showcase this Friday, April 13, at 7pm in the Black Box Theater....

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

[dropcap] C[/dropcap]ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha...

Curtain call

Curtain call

ZaZu Lippert

April 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theatre

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he lights fade to nothingness as I take one last look around. My head snaps forward. I shake out my hands. Breathe in, breathe out. I close my eyes, but open them again as anxiety, excitement and anticipation course through my veins. The music begins. I stop going through every d...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are current...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it appl...

Creating team players

Creating team players

ZaZu Lippert

January 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he reali...

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

ZaZu Lippert

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

The class of 2018 will be taking their last winter finals along with the rest of the MVHS student body this week. As they prepare to go into their last winter finals, three seniors discuss what they’ve learned, as well as what they wish they’d known as freshmen. Senior Esther Chang Q: How do you think you...

Daily improvisation: How improv is used in daily life

Daily improvisation: How improv is used in daily life

ZaZu Lippert

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’ve all been there. Getting called on by a teacher and constructing an answer on the spot. We forget to write a note card for the conclusion of a presentation and wing it in front of the whole class. When push comes to shove, we improvise. While junior Elika Hashemi generally thinks ...

Hacking away at trust

Hacking away at trust

ZaZu Lippert

October 20, 2017


Filed under Print news

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ocial security numbers, birthdays and addresses. These were some of the pieces of information that were compromised on July 29 in the Equifax security breach. The credit reporting agency observed suspicious activity on its servers that later lead to a massive security breach, compr...

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

MVHS’ first club food day of the year

ZaZu Lippert

September 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he basketball courts were flooded with students and staff alike on Friday, Sept. 15 at the beginning of club food day. Clubs sold everything from apple pie to watermelon to fundraise their endeavors for the coming year. Here’s a look at the first club food day of the year. ...