El Estoque

End of the line

End of the line

Michelle Wong and Aditi Gnanasekar

May 25, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Editor's note: Although Anthony Moll is on the El Estoque staff, he has been included in this story in order to include all graduating seniors on the MVHS baseball team. From walk-on beginners to ten year veterans, the 2018 seniors all came into the MVHS baseball team with varying experiences, goals,...

Hear me out

Hear me out

Michelle Wong, Staff writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Quiet. If anyone had asked me to describe myself a couple years ago, my answer would have been automatic: quiet. That was my identity. The one who never talks in class. The one who never acts silly in front of others. The one who never argues. The quiet girl. For a long time, I despised how sh...

Michelle Wong

Michelle Wong

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Michelle Wong is currently a senior for El Estoque. She was formerly the print entertainment editor.

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

FPPN and SNHS collaborate to conduct heart dissections

Michelle Wong

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n April 9 and 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network (FPPN) and Science National Honor Society (SNHS) combined their clubs to perform heart dissections on sheep hearts. Prior to the dissection, members were asked to identify the different chambers of the heart, as well as the the position and functi...

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd, introducing the play “La Muerte Bail...

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Boys baseball: MVHS wins three consecutive games in three days

Michelle Wong

April 2, 2018


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

Additional reporting by Sannidhi Menon and Himani Yalamaddi hree consecutive games. Three consecutive wins. Last week, the MVHS baseball team played two games against Fremont HS and one non-league game against Mission San Jose HS. See below for two out of the three victories the Matadors obtained. M...

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong

March 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Reviews

etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements needed for a great production, highlighting attentive consideration of script, casting, animation and r...

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

Michelle Wong

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Science & Technology

rom sheep brains to fetal pigs, it's not uncommon for dissections to take place in physiology and biology classrooms. Students are taught to cut through tissue and cartilage to gain a deeper understanding of how the human body works. But aside from dissections, MVHS’ Future Practicing Physicians Netwo...

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime performance receives mixed reviews

Michelle Wong

February 13, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Media

he Super Bowl: an American tradition celebrated by football fanatics and many others, even those who don’t follow the sport to witness the memorable halftime show. But even before the start of the 52nd Super Bowl, there was plenty of controversy surrounding the upcoming performance by artist Justin...

Covered in stickers

Covered in stickers

Michelle Wong

February 2, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

e it stickers or patches, the colorful arrangements of items displayed on laptops, phone cases and backpacks around MVHS characterizes the diverse community of students on campus. Whether for aesthetic purposes or simply out of nostalgia, personalizing items has been a rapidly-growing trend in MVHS....

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

New times, old traditions: Different types of new year’s celebrations

Michelle Wong

January 31, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

rom the traditional Persian Haft-Seen to making mochi, different cultures have their own unique ways of welcoming the new year. Although not all of these celebrations fall on the same day, students can be seen celebrating their heritages and hoping for good fortune in the upcoming months. For sophomore Ka...

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Pumpkin spice: The story behind the fall favorite flavor

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food

rom cookies and granola bars to candles and decor, pumpkin spice’s flavor and scent can be seen dominating the shelves of grocery and home goods stores across the country during this time of the year. Although Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes are often given credit for the ever-rising popularity of p...