El Estoque

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Raas holds second workshop for interested students

Trisha Kholiya

September 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

Out on the concrete by the Kennedy MS gym, under the shade of dusty trees, an excitable group of girls talk and wait in anticipation for the workshop. One officer announces the start of the workshop, and together, they step into the scorching sun and trade their bags for a pair of Dandia sticks. The...

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

ASB seeks student support to find clarification of school dance rules

Ilena Peng

September 18, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Multimedia, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Video

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Sept. 13, ASB president Malika Singh stood in the rally court with a few sheets of paper laid out on the table before her, weighted down by laptops and water bottles to keep the wind from blowing them away. The letter directly addressed administration, asking for a more well-defined...

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Ilena Peng

September 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, News Multimedia

For more, see Ride Along from the Sept. issue of El Estoque [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it be through their 18th birthday, graduating high school or getting their driver’s license, there are many ways that a teenager transitions into the adult world. Driving is typically associated with coming of age...

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Campus Question: How are Link Leaders chosen?

Michelle Wong

August 29, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lthough many freshmen just moved from right across the street or a couple miles away, high school can still seem confusing, intimidating and even alien in nature. That’s where Link Crew comes in. Every year, students from the current junior and senior classes at MVHS are chosen to b...

Campus Question: When are students getting lockers?

Campus Question: When are students getting lockers?

Tyler Lin

August 25, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the second week of school draws to a close, tired and returning students wonder when they will be able to receive their lockers. Normally, there would be an announcement over the intercom at the beginning of the second week, but this year, there weren’t any. In previous years, sen...

Q&A: Principal discusses importance of respect at school dances

Q&A: Principal discusses importance of respect at school dances

Avni Prasad

August 24, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rincipal April Scott first heard the Welcome Back Dance referred to as “freshman rape" about nine years ago. She was mortified. “I have never been so sickened in my entire life,” Scott said. “I work so hard and take so much pride in this school — to think that is the...

Campus Question: Why did the parking permits change?

Campus Question: Why did the parking permits change?

Albert Wang

August 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus question, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s more students start driving to school throughout the year, parking spots become increasingly scarce and at times even impossible to find. It’s what happened the latter half of last school year, and so this year, the administration are trying their best to facilitate and moderate...

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Online paperwork accelerates Running of the Bulls

Brighton Balfrey

August 23, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year, Running of the Bulls signals the end of summer. Students set their alarm clocks and get to school early in hopes of switching a class or getting a free period. And this year, just like the past years, students filed in seemingly endless lines to check in and get their ID...

New Computer Science Principles class faces rocky start

New Computer Science Principles class faces rocky start

Claire Chang

August 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks

Students, teachers and even administrators weren’t sure whether AP Computer Science Principles would be accepted as a MVHS course. It was only until the day after the first day of Running of the Bulls that the class was approved and stamped on to the schedule of several enthusiastic students. But ...

Campus Question: What is Bring Your Own Banana Day?

Campus Question: What is Bring Your Own Banana Day?

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 27, 2016


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Over the announcements on April 24, a "Bring your own banana day" event was announced. Many MVHS students were confused and expected an explanation, only to find out that there is a surprise for everyone who brings a banana to school on Thursday, April 28. Click the video below to hear what the student...

Campus Question: Why does MVHS not have a detention?

Campus Question: Why does MVHS not have a detention?

Aditi Desai

April 8, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus question, NEWS

In a majority of high school movies and TV shows, detention is normal. Most people think of it as hours sitting in a classroom while being administered by a school official, but why is this not prevalent in MVHS? Senior Christine Chan is against the integration of this activity because she believes...

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Campus Question: Why were there no bells on campus after announcements today?

Ilena Peng

April 7, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, Campus Question, NEWS

Update: April 8, 2016: The bells have still not rung today. Executive assistant Diana Goularte says that facilities manager Chris Kenney is currently working with a technician to replace some parts and fix the system. “When [the system] went out, it happened to go out right in the middle of announcemen...