El Estoque

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

MVHS Fashion club holds 13th annual fashion show

ZaZu Lippert, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

The lights dim as students crowd into the black box. After exploring the MVHS Arts Festival outside, they venture into the dark space which will soon become illuminated with the visions of the MVHS Fashion Club designers. Read below to learn more about the inspiration for some of the collections and...

ZaZu Lippert

ZaZu Lippert

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

ZaZu Lippert is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She previously served as the News and Special Report editor. When she's not working on El Estoque, she can be found in the theater working on a play or musical, dancing, or writing songs.

Meet the jokesters

Meet the jokesters

ZaZu Lippert

April 12, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Performing Arts, Theater

MVHS Improv Team will perform at the annual Drama Showcase this Friday, April 13, at 7pm in the Black Box Theater....

Breaking convention

Breaking convention

ZaZu Lippert

April 11, 2018


Filed under Best of News, Local, NEWS, Politics

ommunity members mill about the bus circle, which will soon be filled with food trucks. Prominent local politicians speak in the Student Union. And the main attraction, a voter registration drive for students, takes center stage in the rally court. This is how seniors Samantha Millar, Santosh Sivak...

Curtain call

Curtain call

ZaZu Lippert

April 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Theatre

he lights fade to nothingness as I take one last look around. My head snaps forward. I shake out my hands. Breathe in, breathe out. I close my eyes, but open them again as anxiety, excitement and anticipation course through my veins. The music begins. I stop going through every detail in my head, le...

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are currently prioritizing happ...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it applies to all those on ...

Creating team players

Creating team players

ZaZu Lippert

January 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he realizes that the ever-di...

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

Class of 2018’s final winter finals

ZaZu Lippert

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

The class of 2018 will be taking their last winter finals along with the rest of the MVHS student body this week. As they prepare to go into their last winter finals, three seniors discuss what they’ve learned, as well as what they wish they’d known as freshmen. Senior Esther Chang Q: How do you think you...

Daily improvisation: How improv is used in daily life

Daily improvisation: How improv is used in daily life

ZaZu Lippert

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

e’ve all been there. Getting called on by a teacher and constructing an answer on the spot. We forget to write a note card for the conclusion of a presentation and wing it in front of the whole class. When push comes to shove, we improvise. While junior Elika Hashemi generally thinks herself to be pretty...

Hacking away at trust

Hacking away at trust

ZaZu Lippert

October 20, 2017


Filed under Print news

ocial security numbers, birthdays and addresses. These were some of the pieces of information that were compromised on July 29 in the Equifax security breach. The credit reporting agency observed suspicious activity on its servers that later lead to a massive security breach, compromising vital pieces...