El Estoque

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

Jai Uparkar

January 30, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, From the magazine, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Jan. 19, a plastic foldable table serves as the Stanford Blood Center (SBC) front desk for donors, who wait their turn while wearing "first time donor” stickers. With pop music playing in the background, the quiet but energized atmosphere of the room is filled with people wait...

Q&A: Daily life of the leadership class

Q&A: Daily life of the leadership class

Carol Lei

November 5, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Leadership hardly gets a break with the back-to-back planning and executing of all the school spirit events. Senior Dhruv Parikh, 2018 class president, describes the planning processes and elaborates on the daily life of a leadership student. El Estoque: What are the main events leaderships covers? Dhruv...

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Leadership reflects on music dress up days

Carol Lei

September 2, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Leadership, OPINION

As the first rally rolled around, so did the first spirit week. In this year’s Welcome Back “Issa Rally” rally, the theme of music brought MVHS to pull out their neon shirts and gold chains. Leadership students took on their first week of poster making, rally set-ups and dress up days of the year...

Last reflections on leadership

Last reflections on leadership

Michelle Wong

May 30, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Over the past year, MVHS students have made endless memories through various rallies and activities. Leadership works tireless hours to make the school year more enjoyable for the school, playing an active role in emceeing and doing all the grunt work of poster making for every rally. With the schoo...

Q&A: Senior Maddie Park gives overview of Legislative Council

Q&A: Senior Maddie Park gives overview of Legislative Council

Mingjie Zhong

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]E[/su_dropcap]very other Thursday, Legislative Council members congregate in room P1 during tutorial to discuss issues that affect the student body, such as increasing tutorial time or resolving traffic bottlenecks. Members comprise of Leadership class students and stu...

ASB Officers Host 2017-2018 Information Session

ASB Officers Host 2017-2018 Information Session

Akshara Majjiga

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t an introductory meeting for aspiring ASB officers on Mar. 7, the colorfully decorated Leadership room P1 was primarily filled with juniors in leadership. One by one, the current officers explained their roles in ASB and talked about how being an ASB officer means representing the s...

Behind the scenes: Las Vegas Lottery Rally

Behind the scenes: Las Vegas Lottery Rally

Michelle Wong

February 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n preparation for the Winter Rally, Leadership and approximately 10 other MVHS students stayed at school from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 to work on posters and cheer signs. The overall theme for the rally was Las Vegas, with each individual class representing a different ...

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

MVHS students prepare to run for the Gobble Games

Jessica Xing

November 22, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the start of brunch, Assistant principal Mike White made the announcement: The Gobble Games had officially begun. A turkey ran across the academic court, leaving with him a wake of mild confusion and then an entire horde of students chasing after him. On Nov. 22, cranberry sauc...

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...

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Follow the leader: how interschool social media gap affects leadership communications

Jessica Xing

September 21, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Media

Story by Hannan Waliullah and Jessica Xing  [dropcap]F[/dropcap]acebook is the new Myspace. "New" in the sense that for the younger generation, it is heading towards its grave. With the abundance of social media platforms these days -- Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Musical.ly, Snapchat -- each platform ...

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...