El Estoque

The Effect of Teenage Drinking on Athletes

The Effect of Teenage Drinking on Athletes

Rajas Habbu

April 15, 2018


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Everyone could smell the stench of alcohol on the MVHS soccer player's breath as he spoke to his teammates who had gathered around him before the game. His intoxication wasn't something he could hide easily, and it was clear to an anonymous MVHS soccer player, who will be referred to as Stan in order...

From songwriter to author

From songwriter to author

Rucha Soman

April 14, 2018


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Junior Sheetal Rao has been a self-published author since the sixth grade. Her book, “The Magical Animals of Konusetsu,” was based off of childhood games she used to play. “[My friends and I] play[ed] a million games,” Rao said “I just was thinking back to one of the fun ones that I have...

Leaving behind a club

Leaving behind a club

Shayon Moradi

April 13, 2018


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On the last day of school when the seniors graduated and each of them is going to leave behind a mark in Monta Vista. They are going to leave marks on things and some of them are leaving behind clubs. While this can be an emotional experience for some people, it opens up new opportunities for underc...

A day without seniors

A day without seniors

Jai Uparkar

April 11, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="light" size="4"]S[/su_dropcap]enior ditch day is an unofficial American rite of passage, a day that allows seniors to escape the daily stresses of school. Although the day is centered around seniors, it also affects teachers. MVHS financial specialist, Calvin Wong, did not participate in s...

SSS limbo

SSS limbo

Songjun Na

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap]T[/su_dropcap]he final bell of my first semester senior year echoed throughout our school campus. It’s over. It’s finally over. The stress I’ve built up over the last four years in MVHS through the constant worry about my grades started to melt away, making way for relief to sweep t...

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: MVHS loses senior night game against Santa Clara HS

Anish Vasudevan

February 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

Senior night is the most important game for most of the MVHS basketball team, with the seniors playing in the MVHS gym for the last time. On Feb. 14, boys basketball had their last home matchup against a powerful Santa Clara HS team. SCHS was a big team, but smaller in number which was a good sign f...

Korean College Scholastic Ability Test faces one week delay

Elizabeth Han

December 12, 2017


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s standardized tests like the SAT and ACT take over the lives of many MVHS students, a similar scenario runs in South Korean high schools, often to a greater degree. Their version is called the Korean College Scholastic Ability Test, also known as CSAT: a nine hour, one-time test...

Cocoa and cram

Cocoa and cram

Ishani Singh

December 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s MVHS students return from their Thanksgiving breaks, they apprehensively enter the dreaded weeks before finals. Sophomores, juniors and seniors have already experienced the hellish experience of two-hour exams for each subject. However, freshmen are yet to complete their first set...

Why you’re losing sleep

Why you’re losing sleep

Daniel Lin

November 18, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Uncategorized

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] think most teenagers like myself can agree that it's harder than ever to find sleep. A tendency is to attribute this to heavy workloads. Maybe there was a test tomorrow and you crammed the night before. Maybe you have a project that you put off until last night. But perhaps the...

Q&A with the MVHS Microfinance Club president

Q&A with the MVHS Microfinance Club president

Shayon Moradi

November 18, 2017


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the first lunch bell sounded on a Thursday, November 2, students rushed to D202 for the third meeting of MVHS Microfinance club. The officer team gave a presentation on how to make responsible loans to entrepreneurs around the world. In their meeting they discuss which entrepreneur...