El Estoque

Joe Roan is checking out

Joe Roan is checking out

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

For the past three years, when students step into the office to pick up a late slip, they’ve been greeted with the attendance technician, Joe Roan’s, warm smile.s. However, on May 18, Roan announced his departure from MVHS through an all-staff email to pursue his masters in education and obtain his ...

Coming Home

Coming Home

Sunjin Chang

May 25, 2018


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

After 14 years under the leadership of principal April Scott, FUHSD’s coordinator of human resources, Ben Clausnitzer, will fill her shoes next year as MVHS’ new principal. On April 24, Clausnitzer was one of seven selected candidates who interviewed for a panel that included FEA site president B...

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Korean PTA hosts annual staff appreciation barbecue

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

*The original interview with Korean PTA president Yoo Jung Mee has been translated from Korean to English by Sunjin Chang* As the air filled with the smell of barbecue, students and staff gave glances to a stand where a few MVHS mothers grilled barbecue. On Friday, April 27, faculty members conv...

Rising into the final days of senior year

Rising into the final days of senior year

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 1, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

An American tradition, Senior Sunrise, is a time for graduating seniors to come to school an hour early to watch the sunrise together. Though it requires students to wake up earlier in order to meet at school at 6 a.m., it’s a popular event as many students show up to socialize and spend time with fri...

Sunjin Chang

Sunjin Chang

April 30, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Sunjin Chang is currently a junior and news editor. Previously she was a visuals editor. In her free time, she plays the piano and her favorite fruit is mangoes. She enjoys napping whenever she has time for it.

Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Sunjin Chang

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Drake’s “God’s Plan” to the Walmart Yodel Kid EDM remix, music was playing in the student union where a large space was cleared for students to dance. Pizza was served for free on the side, and boba was four dollars each. Class officers were seen scrambling about and settin...

Scoping out the zodiac

Scoping out the zodiac

Sunjin Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

It was a summer day when sophomore Mollie Smurthwaite stumbled upon a youtuber, Kendall Rae, who was talking about astrology and her personal zodiac signs. Already interested in astrology and human relations, Smurthwaite thought that this was an interesting way of figuring out her relationship with other...

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Track theft occurs during MVHS Rustbuster Invitational

Sunjin Chang

March 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS

This story will be updated as more information is confirmed.   [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring Rustbuster Invitational, a track and field meet hosted by MVHS on Saturday, March 3, a man walked onto the campus and stole the money box that was located at the entrance of the track. The box held all of...

Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Uninformed: Why freshmen continue to take difficult classes

Sunjin Chang

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]“W[/dropcap]ould you ever consider dropping a class?” In response to this under-asked question at MVHS, there is a clear disparity between the answer of freshmen and seniors’. MVHS culture has continuously encouraged students to take higher-level classes, normalizing taking AP and honor...

Handling Dishonesty

Handling Dishonesty

Sunjin Chang

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it be sneaking peeks at other papers, storing answers on tests using graphing calculators, copying homework or asking for test questions, many MVHS students have violated the academic integrity policy. In response, teachers have developed strategies to minimize cheating in t...

EE sports’ top moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games

EE sports’ top moments from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games

Sunjin Chang

March 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter Sports

Teen USA We need to value the hard work of teens, not just their “talent” Written by Anjini Venugopal  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot many high school students still carry around a lunch bag. Many of those who do choose a non-obtrusive one, maybe a solid colored one, or perhaps a trendy Lululemo...

Saving the curve

Saving the curve

Sunjin Chang

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Monday Jan. 15, chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta hosted a study session for her AP Chemistry students in her classroom to prepare for an exam on Jan. 16 and 17. Numerous students attended, asking questions and taking notes. After attending the study session, junior Joshua Onozawa ...