El Estoque

Finding the melody in sports

Finding the melody in sports

Aditya Dash and Carol Lei

May 13, 2018


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Spring Sports

As sophomore Charlie Yi puts on his headphones and starts conditioning for volleyball, his teammates see a rhythmic pattern in his movement. With every drill, Yi uses his music to motivate himself, pacing himself with the beat of the music. “It just helps me work faster because as I said I want to move...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen ...

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

MVHS’ first year of Marching Band comes to a close

Sara Entezarmahdi

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media

As the year comes to a close, the MV Marching Band takes its final bow, successfully closing off it's first season. Watch the video below to hear how the staff felt about the year and what to expect in the years to come.

Music to my ears: Tri-M Honors Society

Music to my ears: Tri-M Honors Society

Shuvi Jha

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n October 11, members of the Tri-M Music Honors Society came together for a quick practice session, where each individual played his or her instrument. Senior officers Emily Zhang, Sherwin Zhang and Rochelle Tham led the club meeting, excited for the year’s upcoming events and ev...

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Man on the street: Look what Taylor Swift did

Karen Ma

September 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Aug. 24, renowned pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released a song that broke the record for most plays in one day on Spotify and topped charts in 10 countries. Its video, released just three days after, gained the most views within the span of 24 hours in Youtube history. Th...

Behind the beat

Behind the beat

Karen Ma

January 31, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n some days, it can come to them as easily as the names of their peers. On others, it’s like a puzzle: tortuous and seemingly impossible. And yet, the passion persists and, for many, continues to cultivate. It was songwriting that allowed art teacher Tyler Cripe to express his emot...

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Music production: Students express through creation of music

Becca Zheng

August 31, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Media, Multimedia, Music

Music production continues to flourish in popularity, where students are beginning to discover their own techniques and purposes in creating individual remixes of songs to express their mood or emotions. Using different music softwares and programs, such as FL Studio 12, and Ableton, students can conduct...

Man on the Street: VMA predictions

Man on the Street: VMA predictions

Hannan Waliullah

August 28, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Media, Music

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ug. 28 is the day marking the MTV Video Music Awards, an award show which selects the finest music and music videos across various categories. Although no host has been announced so far, you should expect performances from Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Britney Spears and other artist...

Band seniors say goodbye at the Spring Pops Concert

Band seniors say goodbye at the Spring Pops Concert

Dylan Tsai

May 25, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The conductor was holding his hand out as a high chime sounded. As the audience and the band sat, waiting, the ringing continued. Finally, in a swift motion, the conductor curled his outstretched hand into a fist and beat it against his chest, directly over his heart. Band’s final concert of ...

MV Tri-M holds benefit concert with Homestead Tri-M

MV Tri-M holds benefit concert with Homestead Tri-M

Ilena Peng

April 30, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment Digital, Multimedia, Video

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Friday Apr. 22, MVHS’ Tri-M Music Honor Society worked together with Homestead High School’s Tri-M to put on a benefit concert to raise money for Red Cross. Before the show, some students focused only on their instruments, while others laughed with their friends to relax bef...

Playing it Forward: How musical organizations impact their communities

Playing it Forward: How musical organizations impact their communities

Hannan Waliullah

November 18, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, From the magazine, Music, Print entertainment, Uncategorized

  [dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommunity service is a medium for change. People can change the community and the world through their service. Global Youth Philanthropy and Tri-M Music Honor Society are both organizations that blend both community service with their music, to help their club, their community and the world. S...

Music department holds instrumental debut concerts

Music department holds instrumental debut concerts

Andrea Schlitt

October 17, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he auditorium is quiet with anxiety and excitement as parents prepare their cameras and phones to capture the display of seven weeks of hard work. The first violinist stands up, raises her bow and brings it across the A string on her violin as the rest of the orchestra follows he...