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How it works: 23andMe

How it works: 23andMe

Ruth Feng

October 12, 2017

In the last few years, there’s been a growing interest in DNA analysis and ancestry tracking based on that analysis. Many social influencers or even people here at MVHS have bought the testing kit provided by 23andMe and other similar sites to determine the breakdown of their ethnicity, with some m...

Meet the new science department lead

Meet the new science department lead

Om Khandekar

October 11, 2017

iology teacher and AVID coordinator Pooya Hajjarian started his teaching career as a student teacher at MVHS in 2008. By the time his tenure came to an end, he was forced to find work elsewhere. Yet Hajjarian found his way back to MVHS a year after his student teaching days, taking up a teaching rol...

Students react to catcalling

Students react to catcalling

Ruth Feng

September 26, 2017

In the present day, rape and other forms of sexual harassment are strictly condemned by most of American society, and if anyone were to commit it, there would be immense backlash. Take the Brock Turner case for example. Not only was there backlash from the online media, Stanford University students joined toget...

Identity

Identity

El Estoque Staff

September 15, 2017

MSA on the USA

MSA on the USA

Ruth Feng

September 14, 2017

n the campaign trail in Dec. of 2015, Donald Trump made an announcement at his rally in Charleston, South Carolina that shocked viewers around the world:   "Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representati...

Expectations of MVHS versus reality as told by freshmen

Expectations of MVHS versus reality as told by freshmen

Ruth Feng

August 21, 2017

As the incoming freshmen curiously scuffled into their school for the next four years, their expectations became either reality or remained just a presumption, a tale told by their friends, siblings or teachers. Upon asking the freshman about their preconceived conceptions of MVHS, responses ranged from...

Water Polo: A fresh start

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert

August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more successful teams this year. Now with new coaches, a new regiment and a newer purpose of establish...

Homeschooling: Outside these four walls

Homeschooling: Outside these four walls

Jackie Way

June 1, 2017

enior Abigail Lee surfs the web whenever she’s bored. She spends much of her free time volunteering and playing the violin and the viola. She reads a lot of classical literature and prides herself on knowing long and complex words that most people don’t know. Although her life shares many elem...

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Bhangra dancers prepare for their final performance

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Bhangra dancers prepare for their final performance

Shriya Deshpande

May 31, 2017

ne team, one practice every Friday, one final performance for the school year: as the Bhangra team prepares to spring into their performances, they receive a final word of advice and a wealth of encouragement from team captains who have since graduated MVHS.   In one of their final practices, Bha...

Starting on a musical note

Avni Prasad

May 31, 2017

Every morning, students pile into room D107 to the sound of music. It’s different music every day, from classical to jazz to zydeco to KPop. Calculus teacher Jon Stark explains why he has this routine. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/325418544" params="auto_play=false&hide_relat...