El Estoque

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

Senior Gokul Pillai stood in the shadowy recesses of the backstage, squinting into the bright lights. He looked into the vast audience — his friends and family members cheering wildly. A part of him couldn’t believe that Spotlite 2018, the annual show hosted by the Indo-American Student Association...

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

Shuvi Jha

Shuvi Jha

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Shuvi Jha is currently a Features editor for multimedia. She enjoys watching foreign TV, taking Buzzfeed quizzes and re-reading Harry Potter.

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

Shuvi Jha

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ith finals and AP exams just lurking around the corner, springtime can be quite stressful for MVHS students. Knowing this, the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is currently exploring various stress-relieving activities to help lighten the school atmosphere, with one of the prominent proposals being the use o...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

In times of war: reflecting on the Vietnam War

Shuvi Jha and Claire Chang

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

t the height of the Vietnam War, American soldiers entered the village of My Lai, opening fire on and killing over 500 innocent Vietnamese men, women and children. March 16, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of what is known today as the My Lai massacre, an event which highlights the anger and anti-war ...

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Shuvi Jha

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs

n Jan. 24, the officers of the Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) Club gathered around during lunch to discuss upcoming events and plans. To find out more about what was on their agenda, including the recent Challenge Day that took place on Feb. 1, look through the infographic below. ...

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

When Fact Becomes Fiction: reflecting on media literacy education

Shuvi Jha

January 31, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

ccording to the statistics portal Statista, 69 percent of Americans have read or began to read a news article that they later realized was not factually correct. Coined as “fake news,” which refers to any story that contains factually incorrect information and serves to mislead a person, enti...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the year when “Wonder Woma...