El Estoque

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Daniel Lin

April 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bout a year ago I went shoe shopping in hopes of getting back into running. Walking into my go-to shoe shop Running Revolution in Campbell, the familiar scent of fresh leather wafted through the store as I observed the shelves, overwhelmingly lined with running shoes of all shapes...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 13, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Look through the images below for information about four spring sports. This was featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Junior Colin Chang drops the birdie to take the serve in their match against Milpitas HS on March 22. This year, the MVHS Badminton team has maintained a...

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30....

Reality through a different lens

Jahan Razavi

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a certain feeling of unease that creeps into the back of the mind, shifting slightly towards the gut when intuition kicks in. Then suspicion arises. As a stubborn thought makes its way through, constantly poking into the skull, it becomes difficult to shake off the curio...

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Roshan Fernandez

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Since senior twins Priyanka and Rupali Sujan were three, they’ve had a tiny basketball hoop in their house. They recall much of their childhood being spent with some sport or the other, and even now, sports are one thing they have in common. For these three sets of twins, who picked up their resp...

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd,...

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...

Reputations: Rumors

Reputations: Rumors

Ria Kolli

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Practice makes perfect: analyzing the importance of daily sports practice attendance

Emily Xia

April 11, 2018


Filed under Boys Tennis, From the magazine, SPORTS, Spring Sports

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Michael Wan spoke in a hurry, questions thrown at him from every direction. A robot had gone missing, and as the director of electrical engineering of the MV Robotics Team, he  suddenly found himself in the middle of several interviews from local news stations. He looked ...

Scoping out the zodiac

Scoping out the zodiac

Sunjin Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

It was a summer day when sophomore Mollie Smurthwaite stumbled upon a youtuber, Kendall Rae, who was talking about astrology and her personal zodiac signs. Already interested in astrology and human relations, Smurthwaite thought that this was an interesting way of figuring out her relationship with other...

Side by Side

Side by Side

Sannidhi Menon

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

After playing on the MVHS boys tennis team for three years, senior Kevin Tan decided to join the badminton team instead. As a new member, Tan noticed the differences between the two teams in terms of gender. Of the 23 sports teams at MVHS, there are only six coed teams: badminton, track and field, cross...