El Estoque

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Kennedy Middle School Science Olympiad team wins fourth place at Nationals

Aditi Gnanasekar, Vivian Chiang, and Ria Kolli

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, STEM

Pairs of students wearing colorful, matching T-shirts line up in front of classrooms. They frantically review cheat sheets and cautiously carry boxes that contain complicated, home-made devices to save an egg from a 30 foot drop or propel an object for minutes in the air. These study-guides and machines...

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Aditi Gnanasekar is a first-year staff writer on El Estoque and a senior at MVHS.

To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2”

To be a kid again: Students share opinion on upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2”

Aditi Gnanasekar

December 12, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hirteen years. That’s how long it has been since the first “Incredibles” movie was released in theaters. And over a decade later, the teaser for its sequel, “The Incredibles 2,” is now attracting the attention of teenagers who had fallen in love with the film during their...

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Off the mat: Ceazar Agront shares his experiences as a long-time athlete and MVHS’s new wrestling coach

Aditi Gnanasekar

November 15, 2017


Filed under Best of Sports, SPORTS, Sports, Sports Features, Wrestling

It’s 2008- the shrill sound of a whistle announced the start of a wrestling match between MVHS and Homestead HS. Ceazar Agront struts onto the mat in HHS colors as he prepares to take home the winning title. He does. But little does he know that he would return nine years later as head coach of hi...

Bhangra club becomes official

Bhangra club becomes official

Aditi Gnanasekar

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the seventh period bell rings on Friday, exhausted students rejoice. The weekend has finally arrived, and they head home to catch up on sleep or binge-watch the latest episodes of their favorite shows. But 15 minutes after the end of the school day, the slab of concrete between th...

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Field hockey: Team starts their season strong with a win against Lynbrook HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 18, 2017


Filed under Field Hockey, Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]econds before the referee blew the whistle, senior captains Devin Pereira and Sara Nordby yelled, “Start strong!” The players felt a mix of emotions before the start of the game. Some, like Pereira, were nervous, for they hadn’t played the Lynbrook HS team during the preseason an...

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Forming new teams in a new year with Science Olympiad

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology, STEM

With the promise of a great meeting and free cookies, young scientists, new students and returning members alike,  packed into room B111 on Friday, Sept. 1, excited for a memorable year ahead. The bustling group slowly settled down and quieted as president senior Srijani Saha pointed to the bright pres...

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Girls volleyball: Team falls to Branham HS

Aditi Gnanasekar

September 8, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Volleyball, SPORTS, Sports

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he MVHS girls volleyball team streamed into the gym on Aug. 30 buoyed by the junior varsity team’s comeback victory just moments before. After their win against Wilcox on Aug. 28, the team was unsure what to expect from Branham HS. “We knew they were definitely tougher than...

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Girls tennis: Return of long time coach brings high hopes

Aditi Gnanasekar

August 19, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Tennis, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he week before school started, MVHS’ tennis courts were filled with sunshine, lively chatter and the sound of rackets swooshing back and forth. With coach Gene Fortino’s return and the recruitment of four freshmen, the team is expecting to perform well in the upcoming season. ...