El Estoque

Josh Maisel poses in the center of the new teacher induction team for a photograph.
Josh Maisel named Director of Leadership Development
Current FUHSD Coordinator of Academic Interventions plans to promote district cohesion in his new role
May 13, 2022
When schools opened in August of 2021, California’s free lunch program increased the number of students who ordered school lunch, raising concerns about the impact of food waste on the environment.
Limiting food waste at MVHS
May 13, 2022
An explanation of contributing factors and ways to combat excess leftovers
Trash on our walls
Trash on our walls
May 6, 2022
Examining vandalism around the campus
Like Sophomore Esther Suh, many individuals utilize messaging platforms to connect with others for reasons ranging from talking to friends and family to work related purposes.
Connected through texting
Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of digital communication
May 3, 2022
Asiya Shaikh (right) takes a picture with her older sister Huda Shaikh (left) on Eid. After completing the prayers, Shaikh and her sister participated in fun activities and ate from tables of food.
Celebrating Ramadan
May 1, 2022
Highlighting the experiences of Muslim students at MVHS
Students pet a dog during the Furry Friends event run by Bring Change 2 Mind before finals week.
Mental health awareness
April 28, 2022
Covering how mental health has changed and been addressed at MV in recent years
University prestige is a crucial selling point for many parents. Why is that the case?
Much ado about prestige
April 27, 2022
Understanding why parents place weight on the name brand of a university
Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.
One step forward, two steps back
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
May 9, 2022
Photo by Diya Bahl
Under my skin
May 8, 2022
Unlearning the burden of physical insecurities
A student hold up a sign reading Stop the Hate to represent to rise of  social justice movements, protesting, and social media in the past few years.
Wait For it
April 30, 2022

For many MVHS students, it is not uncommon to open...

Study season
Study season
April 27, 2022
Juniors take on second semester testing
Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev
Finding happiness in sports
May 7, 2022
Seniors Arthur Chan, Lance Tong, Neil Weaver, Rishi Dasari and Sudhit Rao pose together with their family members and their gifts.
Boys Volleyball dominates Saratoga High School on senior night
May 2, 2022

Varsity Boys Volleyball defeated Saratoga High School...

Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.
Spring season sports recap
April 26, 2022
Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
Athlete of the Month: Cara Constant
Athlete of the Month: Cara Constant
April 23, 2022
Sophomore Cara Constant discusses her softball journey
Man on the street: Are there more wheels or doors in the world?
Man on the street: Are there more wheels or doors in the world?
The MVHS community weighs in on this polarizing discourse
May 3, 2022
El Estoque writers pose playing Nintendo Switch | Photo by Shivani Verma
From textbooks to television
April 27, 2022
Examining the impact of teaching through more modern, accessible means
Diving into stan culture
Diving into stan culture
April 27, 2022
Investigating student perspectives on the K-Pop fan community
Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Company
‘Polar Bear' is a compelling documentary calling out climate change
April 27, 2022
Stunning visuals are coupled with a deeper call to action