El Estoque

Senior Experiences: Unfamiliar Ground

Senior Experiences: Unfamiliar Ground

Karen Sanchez

August 24, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Rebirth, Rebirth, Special

  “You need tough skin,” senior Kiara Eden remembers being told. That was the first piece of advice a member of administration gave Eden on her first day at MVHS’ unfamiliar ground. And with those words of advice, Eden began her junior year— shoved face-to-face with foreign sights on n...

Remember: Trees killed in Academic Quad, obituaries rise for their memory

Remember: Trees killed in Academic Quad, obituaries rise for their memory

Elizabeth Han

August 23, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia, Rebirth

Co-written by Trisha Kholiya Illustration by Elizabeth Han Additional reporting by Jackie Way...

Release: How teachers cope with separation anxiety

Release: How teachers cope with separation anxiety

Daniel Lin

August 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Rebirth

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first day of school, and they’re saying goodbye to you. The panic starts to set in. You are afraid of leaving them behind for the first time, after watching them grow for years. You choke back a nervous sob as they part on their merry way, hoping you’ll be able to get...

Senior Experiences: Coding to the finish line

Senior Experiences: Coding to the finish line

Bill Cheng

August 22, 2016


Filed under Rebirth

[dropcap]"P[/dropcap]eriodic changes.” That’s what senior David Sun calls his system of self-improvement that manifests as breakdowns. These events, which typically span two months at a time, have helped Sun grow significantly as a person. He thinks of it as a cycle. There are both highs a...

Senior Experiences: Words of resilience

Senior Experiences: Words of resilience

ZaZu Lippert

August 22, 2016


Filed under Rebirth

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f there’s one thing that senior Vincent Kao has taken away from his past three years at MVHS, it’s resilience. Kao remembers having a hard time adjusting to high school, between juggling extracurriculars with school and learning to focus more on classes he didn’t really enjoy. Like many ...

Release: Sibling separation

Release: Sibling separation

Rana Aghababazadeh

August 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider, Rebirth

Students discuss the separation with their older siblings after they graduate. Co-written by Chelsea Wong [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he small queasy feeling at the bottom of your stomach starts to grow as mixed emotions cloud your head. The grad-ready sibling is finally leaving the nest, and you’re n...

Revitalize: Under new leadership, MVHS Sprouts Club holds high hopes for the new year

Revitalize: Under new leadership, MVHS Sprouts Club holds high hopes for the new year

Karen Ma

August 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Rebirth

Co-reported by Sepand Rouz. [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast year, MVHS Sprouts Club and its beloved garden suffered from numerous drawbacks and a lack of activity among its members, remaining what some might call ‘dead’ for most of the year. This year, however, club officers senior Stephen Chang, junior Ed...