El Estoque

Taking care

Taking care

Helen Chao, Ananya Bhat, Priya Reddy, Rajas Habbu, Chetana Ramaiyer, Bill Cheng, and Sarah Young

May 31, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Acknowledging family as they age

Find My Kid

Find My Kid

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 25, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

MVHS students reflect on their experiences using location-sharing apps

Down to a science

Down to a science

Helen Chao

May 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

How students and their science mentors help one another

Helen Chao

Helen Chao

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Helen Chao is currently a junior who likes an afternoon snack of hot coffee and cookies. She is currently one of three managing editors and was formerly a Features section editor.

Spotlite 2018

Spotlite 2018

Helen Chao

April 14, 2018


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Science department: A strange scent

Science department: A strange scent

Helen Chao

March 19, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

During fetal pig dissections in biology and sheep heart extractions in physiology classes, not only do students have to fret about breaking a scalpel, but there’s also the curious scent from the preserving fluid of the pig or sheep heart one has to contend with. This year, the smell seem...

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Wafu Ikebana Flower Show: Spring Awakening

Helen Chao, Priya Reddy, and Jennie Chen

March 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

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Cookie connections

Cookie connections

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

March 2, 2018


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Written with Emma Lam  A box of Girl Scout cookies sitting out in the open is simply asking for trouble — specifically, it’s asking for a stampede of hungry kids. These cookies may be a familiar friend, but what about the members themselves who sell the cookies? Watch the video below to lea...

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Valentine's Day

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one thing led to another, and the two are now married and settled down with three kids of their own. W...

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Freshmen, how do you feel?

Helen Chao

January 30, 2018


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They sat down and stared at the scantron in front of them, and the haphazardly bubbled scantron stared unflinchingly back at them. Last semester, not only did freshmen experience their first ever round of finals, but they also ultimately had a taste of what the remaining three and a half years have in ...

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Helen Chao

December 8, 2017


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