El Estoque

Banding together

Banding together

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

President of French Honor Society reflects on the club’s progress throughout the year

A thousand dreams

A thousand dreams

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Students and teachers in the arts field discuss the factors influencing their choice between

Swara Tewari

Swara Tewari

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Swara Tewari is currently a features editor for El Estoque. She really enjoys reporting and writing on important topics and telling the overlooked stories on campus. Besides writing for El Estoque, she likes to read and spend time with friends and family.

Preparing for the Worst

Preparing for the Worst

Swara Tewari

April 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

History teacher, Margaret Platt sat in the driver seat of her car, waiting at an intersection for the light to turn green. Her mind was buzzing with a thousand to-do lists and thoughts. Suddenly, the entire world lurched. Everything shook violently. Then, it was over. Police sirens wailed, exclamations...

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

Swara Tewari

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Senior Anika Ramachandran, president of French Honor Society (FHS) is nearly done serving her term as the society’s president. Over the past couple years, the club has become very important to her and changed her perspective on the world. To her, FHS is a community for those who are passionate about ...

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

The meaning of Ohana

The meaning of Ohana

Swara Tewari

February 1, 2018


Filed under Briefs

The students packed into room C210 put their heads down on their desks, trying not to peek. They were playing Heads Up Seven Up, one of the activities planned for the Ohana meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The club, whose mission is to help spark friendships between special needs students and the pe...

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Swara Tewari

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

It’s midnight and we still have a mountain of work left to do. We tell ourselves that finishing everything is possible and we begin working with a new sense of urgency. Slowly, the words on the computer screen begin to blur, and our mind starts to wander. Fatigue starts to conquer us. As the minute...

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Ohana’s Thanksgiving meeting

Swara Tewari

December 3, 2017


Filed under Briefs

The room is filled with loud, warm conversation and laughter. The Ohana members are clustered around tables, discussing their Thanksgiving plans and taking bites of pumpkin pie brought in by the officers. Stickers, colored pencils and construction paper litter the tables, along with yellow sheets of pap...

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

The art of perseverance: Three teachers share their passion for extreme hobbies

Swara Tewari

November 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Features, Special

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rench teacher Sarah Finck vividly remembers skiing down the slopes of Massachusetts as a child. She remembers the snowy landscape blurring into a mass of white, the cold mountain air whipping against her face. She remembers the exhilaration she felt, the rush and excitement. But mo...

Ohana’s first meeting and plans for the year

Ohana’s first meeting and plans for the year

Swara Tewari

October 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs

An old, purple stuffed alligator is passed around the room. When a new person is handed the stuffed alligator, they introduce themselves and say their favorite food. The room is filled with excited exclamations and warm conversation. Everybody laughs and talks loudly, disregarding their fear of judgemen...

Fighting fears

Fighting fears

Swara Tewari

September 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

The world flies by in a blur as Lillian presses her face against the cool glass of the car window. As the seconds pass, her parents’ voices rise from a heated conversation to reverberating yells, drowning out the music. Lillian’s mind goes blank and her thoughts scatter, voices echoing in her mind. ...