El Estoque

Living deadpan: Shameless promotion.

Kevin Tsukii

January 12, 2012

In "Living deadpan," Kevin Tsukii re-enacts his observations of the sometimes ridiculous, sometimes awkward moments at MVHS. On Jan. 4, two ASB officers went from being "single" to being "in a relationship" on Facebook. The unexpected "relationship" was pushed to the top of News Feeds and eventually...

Poetry, and why I don’t write it

Nellie Brosnan

January 11, 2012

Poetry is one of those things I can’t stand. It carries on line after line, leaving the reader either intrigued or overwhelmed — mostly overwhelmed — by the topic it discusses. A wise person once said: poetry is short for a reason — because no one can keep up that level of stupidity for more...

To: the boy who reads

Amelia Yang

December 7, 2011

Dear stranger, It’s an exceptionally sunny December day. There are no clouds in the sky and it is surprisingly warm, so most people are laughing and talking to their friends — socializing to celebrate the unseasonal weather. But you, stranger, are sitting on a bench in the shade with your feet...

Why aren’t all twins best friends?

Nellie Brosnan

December 7, 2011

Let me explain something to you. As a twin, I understand that it is a difficult job to undertake. It does not come with a manual; there are no instructions or places you can go to for advice. I think other people should be get a manual on how to treat twins. There are some people who expect you to ...

TwoCast: Episode 3

TwoCast: Episode 3

Angela Liu

December 2, 2011

Angela Liu and Nona Penner are TwoCast. Together, we fail so that you can succeed. This time, we make and fly kites with no previous experience. Also, meet Nona's cat and see her strange candy be eaten. ...

What should you wear tomorrow?

What should you wear tomorrow?

Kevin Guo

November 25, 2011

What should I wear today? People all over America are plagued with the quandary of the “right” kind of clothing. From the moment they wake up in the morning, many teenagers busy their minds with thoughts of what to wear, hoping to “fit in” with their friends. This obsession with clothes permeates...

Christmas in October

Nellie Brosnan

November 25, 2011

It seems that Christmas is coming faster than you can say “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Christmas decorations are sold, trees are cut and some people make their wish lists well before October. I predict that on the night of Halloween, stores haul out piles of Christmas lights and start stacking...

To: the man crossing the street

Amelia Yang

November 22, 2011

Dear stranger, The sky is gray today, and the looming clouds are threatening rain at any moment. It’s mid-afternoon, with just a few people on the street, and you’re arm-in-arm with a woman who I assume is your wife. You hold your left elbow crooked just enough that she can tuck her right one in a...

Living deadpan: Movember.

Kevin Tsukii

November 15, 2011

In "Living deadpan," Kevin Tsukii re-enacts his observations of the sometimes ridiculous, sometimes awkward moments at MVHS. It's a pivotal moment right now; two weeks into Movember and the fruits of hard labor for many male adult teachers participating in the month-long "face-grown, hand-brushed"...

Living deadpan: 2012. Homecoming. Domination.

Kevin Tsukii

October 28, 2011

Kevin Tsukii re-enacts his observations of the sometimes ridiculous, sometimes awkward moments at MVHS. Leading up to Homecoming, the words "twenty-twelve" made their way into daily conversation between some members of the class of 2012 — much in the same way one would use the word "swag." In this...

To: the boy on the phone

Amelia Yang

October 28, 2011

Dear stranger, It’s rather cold today, and the sun is beginning to set even though it’s still somewhat early. You’re sitting in the library, hunched over and wearing a well-worn faded red jacket. There’s only you sitting at a table for four, with your backpack and papers carefully kept with...

TwoCast: Episode 2

TwoCast: Episode 2

Nona Penner

October 26, 2011

Angela Liu and Nona Penner are TwoCast. Together, we fail so that you can succeed. This time, we carve pumpkins for Halloween with no previous experience. Get your spoons ready and your spook on!   Check out Episode 1!...