El Estoque

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...

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Himani Yalamaddi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life, Theater

Students gather in the auditorium and a mix of nervousness and excitement fills the air. Confidence radiates off of those that have participated before, whereas the new people gather together in anticipation and reassure one another that there was nothing to worry about. Last week, on Jan. 4, MVHS’...

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Himani Yalamaddi

December 13, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Student life

Senior Sabrina Hung has been baking for years, so when she received the opportunity to participate in a program at the Culinary institute of America in New York City over this summer, she was thrilled. Though she didn't particularly enjoy making pastries before attending the program, she gained a newfound...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tudents gathered in the rally court on October 31 to watch others show off their costumes in the annual costume contest. A variety of creative costumes, such as the La Croix Boys, were displayed and judged by Junior Bernice Lin and Senior Kavin Sivakumar, members of the MVHS Fashion Clu...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...

Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Tiny studio: A chat with saxophonist Brian Lee

Himani Yalamaddi

September 28, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Since discovering the saxophone in sixth grade, junior Brian Lee has played at MVHS SNL and the San Jose Jazz WinterFest with his band, F115, and on his Youtube channel, quickly becoming one of the most memorable musicians on campus. Watch below to hear Lee play some of his favorite jazz pieces ...

One year, 12 students

One year, 12 students

Sara Entezarmahdi

August 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

[su_dropcap style="flat"]H[/su_dropcap]igh school: a place where wary faces turn into confident ones, quiet kids end up roaring and everyone inches one year closer towards their inevitable future. All around MVHS, every student — from the kid under the staircase to the beloved class officer — has...

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

The Hype Surrounding HYPEBEAST

Hannah Lee

August 18, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ophomore Evan Yu anxiously sits in front of his computer and refreshes Supreme’s homepage every Thursday at 8 a.m. While others might be sleeping in, Yu waits patiently for the New York skateboarding brand’s homepage to load in hopes of snatching clothes or accessories from its ...

Tech industry spends Pi Day protesting against Trump Administration

Tech industry spends Pi Day protesting against Trump Administration

Ananya Bhat

March 14, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

March 14th, otherwise known as “Pi Day”, is a day typically reserved for math enthusiasts to geek out over one of their favorite irrational numbers and indulge in some delicious pie. But today, it became a day for many tech workers in Silicon Valley to defend their values and protest against Preside...

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

The art of dance: How to do simple ballet movements

Devika Watave

March 8, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]allet has been a part of senior Linnea Cheek’s life since she was two years old. What began as a means of channeling her energy slowly evolved into an activity that combines precision and pleasure. Because of ballet’s elaborate and intricate dance steps, it often takes time just...

The art of photography: MVHS student Abhilasha Goel takes on a new hobby

The art of photography: MVHS student Abhilasha Goel takes on a new hobby

Anthony Moll

March 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Sophomore Abhilasha Goel dusted off her old  2007 Kodak and explored a new hobby after taking part in a photo shoot with her friends. In this video, she describes what photography means to her and how the new hobby has allowed her to be a more proactive person. Goel continues to learn photography thr...

The art of comic art: Making a career

The art of comic art: Making a career

Sharjeel Rahman

March 8, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life, Uncategorized

Sitting in class, senior Zach Hsieh noticed his friends drawing superheroes on their schoolwork. Also interested in superheroes, Hsieh also started to doodle aimlessly on his school work. Two years down the line, Hsieh is now a comic artist. After creating his Instagram account less than a year ago and...