El Estoque

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Behind the scenes: Homecoming

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

The Skits: Every weekend over the summer. That’s how long class officers spent brainstorming ideas, making props and writing the script for the Homecoming skits — and how long dance coaches like juniors Shirley Qi and Chloe Wong devoted to planning and choreographing the boys, girls and co...

Homecoming hangover

Homecoming hangover

Carol Lei

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Stressing from piles of homework? Feeling tired and out of energy? Waiting anxiously for the next school event? I’m no doctor, but here’s my diagnosis: it’s a Homecoming hangover. Homecoming week is arguably the most exciting week of the school year. Each day, there is something going on: tug of war, cheer-offs, skits, the Friday rally and finally, the cher...

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...

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, OPINION

Additional reporting Avni Prasad and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan [dropcap]L[/dropcap]eading up to an MVHS dance, there is always a constant buzz that flows throughout the campus. Students spend hours creating clever posters with name-related puns, going shopping for new dresses, and picking out flowers to imp...

Leadership reflects on this year’s Homecoming week

Leadership reflects on this year’s Homecoming week

Michelle Wong

October 28, 2016


Filed under Briefs

Three weeks have passed since the chaos and fun of Homecoming week have come to a close. This year, Leadership decided to try something completely different instead of traditional Quad Decs: skits. While skits are done every year for Homecoming at other schools in the district such as Cupertino HS a...

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Homecoming spirit, still high, is affected by academics

Shriya Deshpande

October 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Student life, Videos

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen the Homecoming tradition started in the late 1800's, it consisted of parts similar to those we have today: a football game, a parade and a dance. But over time, Homecoming spirit has fluctuated and students have come to prioritize different parts of the spirit week. Some students...

Homecoming: A change to the year

Homecoming: A change to the year

Becca Zheng

October 9, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]omecoming: a traditional American high school event dedicated to returning students and incoming freshman, along with a new start to the school year. Each year in October, one week is devoted to different activities revolving around the event, including dance performances, talent...

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2016 Homecoming rally

Ananya Bhat

October 8, 2016


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Snapchat Watch the video to view El Estoque's snapchat coverage of the rally. Beginning The rally began with high spirits and energy, with the class of 2017 breaking through the seniors poster, as the seniors do in every rally, and each class performing the classic MVHS “How do you feel...

Low stress weeks increase students’ stress

Brighton Balfrey

October 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION, Videos

Senior Sid Satya walked into the library after school with many stressful things on his mind: AP Economics test, AP Biology test, AP Statistics test, multiple other assignments all in the next week. There are two problems with this scenario. One is that Satya shouldn’t have had three tests n...

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Homecoming unites the school through competition

Devika Watave

October 3, 2016


Filed under Best of Entertainment, Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Student life

Designed and coded by Shar Rahman Competitive. A word used all too often to describe MVHS. During Homecoming, that description rings more true than ever. For a full week, 2500 students are pitted against each other. Each class fights tirelessly to rally the greatest number of participants in dress...

What quad skits bring to the deck

What quad skits bring to the deck

Shriya Deshpande

August 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, OPINION, Videos

Story by Shriya Deshpande and Katerina Pappas [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen students met at the end of last year to discuss how to prepare for the next school year’s Homecoming season, they didn’t know that one change would be moving away from a traditional Homecoming with quad decks. Starting from the...