El Estoque

The faces behind La Pluma

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, La Pluma

There are a million details that bombard a person as they walk into room B205. The most overwhelming aspect are the posters that brighten the room’s beige walls, displaying an array of colors, images, and messages. The quirky yet sophisticated environment fits the very image of La Pluma, MVHS’s cre...

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise

Stephanie Lam

February 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs, La Pluma

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]he La Pluma officers sat inside David Clarke’s room on Friday, Feb 1, waiting for their members to come. By 12:50p.m., however, only three members had shown up. Despite the low attendance, according to La Pluma Officer Olive Wu, the La Pluma officers engaged everyone...

La Pluma holds its first staff meeting

La Pluma holds its first staff meeting

Stephanie Lam

October 12, 2016


Filed under Briefs, La Pluma

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he newly picked members of the La Pluma staff sat quietly in their seats as the eight officers stood at the front of the classroom. The solemness lingered in the room as the officers each  introduced their name, position and one type of writing style they wanted to practice, like...

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year

Aditi Desai

December 13, 2014


Filed under Briefs

“Her knees touched the tip of her nose. Her voice repelled the idea of returning to defend her inability to do something other could. They were right. She was different and she couldn’t do what they could.” This is a part of a short story called Of Mean and Metal Bullies, published by La Pluma ...

College essay workshop to be hosted by La Pluma and National English Honors Society

College essay workshop to be hosted by La Pluma and National English Honors Society

Caitlyn Tjong

September 29, 2014


Filed under Briefs, Main slider, NEWS

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]nglish clubs La Pluma and National English Honors Society held an officer meeting on Sept. 15 to further develop ideas on a college essay workshop tailored for all students in the application process. The workshop is to be hosted after school in C210 on Tuesday, Oct.7, a month before...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Student life

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

11 tips to become a better writer

11 tips to become a better writer

Maya Murthy

February 9, 2014


Filed under Briefs

La Pluma co-president Pooja Desai shares tips to improve writing. Read More »

La Pluma’s upcoming fiction workshops bring artistic community together

La Pluma’s upcoming fiction workshops bring artistic community together

Kristin Chang

February 4, 2014


Filed under Briefs

Starting on Feb. 11, the club will aid students in developing creative voice through a series of how-to workshops. At the back of the classroom, a stack of red booklets wilt on a shelf. Embossed with the cursive logo “S&S,” these slim volumes are the products of hundreds of dollars, hours ...

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Catherine

April 3, 2013


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Main slider, Multimedia, Music

Stand-up comedians, philosophers, interpreters, musicians — La Pluma’s annual coffee house held on Mar. 29 in the Black Box, was a marriage of all these elements. Attendees could watch the performances while grabbing a cup of coffee and a plate of assorted breads, included in the $5 entry fee ...

La Pluma hosts second annual coffee house fundraiser

La Pluma hosts second annual coffee house fundraiser

Varsha Venkat

March 28, 2013


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Literary magazine hopes to encourage literature and art with night of food and music. Read More »...

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

Daniel Tan

January 26, 2012


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

For five dollars, you could have stepped into MVHS’s first-ever Coffee House, hosted by student literary magazine La Pluma. You would have seen the bagels and cakes, generously donated by Noah’s Bakery and Sweet Passion’s Bakery, respectively, laid out on a long table pushed against a side wall. You...

La Pluma is open for student submissions

La Pluma is open for student submissions

Stephanie Chang

November 26, 2011


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT

“Imagination is the sub-conscious, internal view of a person. When you meet someone, you may see facts about them, but you don’t see how they think. Creativity lets that inner-self, that imagination show,” La Pluma president senior Michelle Jiang said. La Pluma is a club that was started in 2007 by class of 2010 alum...