El Estoque

Find My Kid

Find My Kid

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 25, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

MVHS students reflect on their experiences using location-sharing apps

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...

A familiar space

A familiar space

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

May 25, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

Senior Kcee Yang slightly slouches in her army green jacket, her long black hair framing the shy grin on her face. She chuckles to herself in her seat, recalling the first discussion she had about moving in middle school. To her, a seemingly casual remark set fire to her journey toward independence, dis...

The things I’ll keep

The things I’ll keep

Ilena Peng

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

My childhood struggle with the concept of memories materialized in a form that almost all children can relate to — stuffed animals. I’d leave the house with my mom for a walk, stuffed animal in hand. And often, I’d return without it, bursting into tears upon realizing that it was gone far too late...

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer

Hannah Lee

May 23, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Various creations to make with watermelon

Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

Senior Gokul Pillai stood in the shadowy recesses of the backstage, squinting into the bright lights. He looked into the vast audience — his friends and family members cheering wildly. A part of him couldn’t believe that Spotlite 2018, the annual show hosted by the Indo-American Student Association...

Finding their circles: how friendships defined the experiences of MVHS seniors

Finding their circles: how friendships defined the experiences of MVHS seniors

Claire Chang and Vivian Chiang

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

Next to F103, far away from the bustling rally and academic courts where most of the MVHS student body hangs out during lunch, a group of boys sit in a circle, most of them with school lunches. To passerby, they seem calm and quiet, but a burst of laughter will suddenly erupt and contagiously last for minu...

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Aanchal Garg, Akshara Majjiga, and Emily Xia

May 23, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

*All names beginning with the letter “A” are false names meant to preserve the anonymity of our sources. A pencil scratches on a thin sheet of paper, forming a rugged sketch. A paintbrush smoothly glides over a canvas, leaving blooms of color in its wake. A stylus hovers over a design tablet, ...

Game of fear

Game of fear

Jasmine Lee, Andrea Perng, and Karen Sanchez

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Fifth period had just begun when Palo Alto HS senior Julia Qiao heard the announcement about a lockdown. She quickly took action, reaching for the lock block in her classroom that would keep the door closed. Working quickly, Qiao began to assist her classmates in barricading the front door. As she hunk...

Dylan and his stars

Dylan and his stars

Om Khandekar and Anjini Venugopal

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Main slider, SPORTS

Among towering volleyball players sits 5-year-old Dylan Tagawa. Surrounded by the team’s postgame chatter, he stretches and sits quietly for a few seconds before standing up to make an announcement. The players lower their volume and turn their attention to Dylan, who begins his latest story. “...