El Estoque

MV Bhangra: From missing advisor to new team

MV Bhangra: From missing advisor to new team

October 12, 2019

V Bhangra — one of MVHS’s three Indian dance teams — expected an ordinary start to its 2019-20 season. They planned to hold two weeks of practice workshops, followed by a week of tryouts, some time to make a decision about team acceptances and eventually, the formation of a new team. What they ...

Interact Club: Preparing for the upcoming year

Interact Club: Preparing for the upcoming year

Ishaani Dayal

October 12, 2019

Officers focus on building connections inside and outside of the club for members this year

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

October 8, 2019

The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event

Improv Club: Embracing Creativity

Improv Club: Embracing Creativity

Vivian Jiang

September 27, 2019

  Almost immediately after stepping into the black box for Improv Club’s first meeting of the year, one can hear a chorus of laughter ring through the air. President Daniel Schie stands on top of a table, narrowly avoiding members’ hands, and calls for their attention in order to star...

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year

Robert Liu

September 27, 2019

Senior and Go Club president Ethan Wang dipped his hand in a plastic container of polished white marbles and absentmindedly thumbed one between his fingers, preparing to make his next move in a match of Go. During lunch on Sept. 23, students gathered around gridded wooden boards in a corner of Chinese t...

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Korean Club: Dancing into the new year

Claire Yang

September 27, 2019

Officers introduce the club with a K-Pop choreography guessing game

The audition process behind Andaaz

The audition process behind Andaaz

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

oing into the 2019 Andaaz auditions, senior captains Vega Jethani and Surya Ramesh and junior captains Akshat Rohatgi and Sachi Roy asked every student auditioning the same question: “What is the most important trait every dance team should have?”  Roy breaks down the answers that students gave into four categor...

Getting to know Politics Club

Getting to know Politics Club

Jacqueleine Liu

September 27, 2019

tanding in front of a congress assembly, junior Eric Lee feels nothing but excitement. He is prepared to deliver his points about healthcare and speaks passionately while simultaneously maintaining an objective tone. According to Lee, his powerful delivery is made possible in part from the training he’s g...

App and Web Development Club officers compete at the University of Pennsylvania Hackathon

App and Web Development Club officers compete at the University of Pennsylvania Hackathon

Devin Gupta

September 27, 2019

“Artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” are common buzzwords about programming, but the App and Web Development club’s officers of Android development Gautham Raghupathi and Tom Zhang are working to teach MVHS students about common uses of programming.   Recently, they attended the PennApps 20 hack...

A game well played

A game well played

Claire Wen

September 27, 2019

Then 11-year-old and current junior and vice president of Chess Club Manus Manu was working on his homework at Leapstart After School when a nearby game of chess caught his attention.  Intrigued, Manu began to watch, marvelling at how quickly the players made their moves. Although he stuck to simp...

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Tyler Cho

September 27, 2019

lips of giggly friends flash across the screen, each racking their heads for words to describe a person they love — some serious, others sarcastic. As the first Matador Mondays Instagram video created for junior Sylvana Northrop concludes, the words, “We love you Sylvana!” pop up on the screen and...