El Estoque

To walk in someone else’s shoes

To walk in someone else’s shoes

Karen Sanchez

March 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Dr. Martens and Adidas to sneakers and flip flops, students around MVHS are spotted wearing different types of shoes that vary in color and style. Whether they wear the same pair daily or make an effort to match their shoes with their outfit, these MVHS students ponder whether...

Fear Me Not

Fear Me Not

Shuvi Jha

September 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hite people are dumb — everyone knows that. Seven words. Seven words was all it took to land then seventh-grader Sophia Powell in the backseat of her teacher’s classroom. Dejected and alone, she sat in her seat, replaying the boy’s words in her mind — thinking about how h...

Fighting fears

Fighting fears

Swara Tewari

September 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

The world flies by in a blur as Lillian presses her face against the cool glass of the car window. As the seconds pass, her parents’ voices rise from a heated conversation to reverberating yells, drowning out the music. Lillian’s mind goes blank and her thoughts scatter, voices echoing in her mind. ...

Applying Yourself

Applying Yourself

Krishna Sunder

December 10, 2016


Filed under Applying Yourself, FEATURES

Web design by Krishna Sunder [su_dropcap]H[/su_dropcap]igh school students have spent over seven hundred days in high school, etching rows of letters onto a transcript, be it a pattern of straight A’s or curved C’s or a mixture of many different grades. This single piece of paper acts as a sin...

A Day In the Life of: Athletic trainer Javier Margarito

A Day In the Life of: Athletic trainer Javier Margarito

Andy Tu

March 11, 2016


Filed under A day in the life of, FEATURES

From 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., athletic trainer Javier Margarito spends his time in the athletic training room and around campus helping out athletes. This is a day in his life. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd3d6EFHdIs&feature=youtu.be[/embedyt]

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years

Hannan Waliullah

February 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, The way we love

Story by Emma Lam, Renee Pu, and Hannan Waliullah [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we’ve grown up from elementary school to high school, Valentine’s Day has changed each and every year. Long gone are the days with individually-named Valentine’s Day cards, candies and awkward crushes. Read below to see...

Three ways to get rid of hiccups

Three ways to get rid of hiccups

Emma Lam

December 8, 2015


Filed under Answers, FEATURES

  Co-written by Emma Lam and Renee Pu Illustration by Renee Pu Hiccups — the distracting, repeating, and sometimes noise-making diaphragm movement. According to Nancy L. Friedman in her Hiccup: A Treatment Review, “a hiccup is an involuntary, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm causin...