El Estoque

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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]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 current...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]2017[/dropcap] was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the y...

A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many...

MVHS Astro captures the night sky

Chelsea Wong

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, News Multimedia

On November 18th, a clear night, MVHS Astro trekked out into the darkness for the second time in the year to stargaze. Co-presidents and juniors Christian Chiong and Eric Yang led a group of six students to Montebello Road to observe the night sky. They taught members strategies to identify constell...

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

Gauri Kaushik

November 10, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, News Multimedia

"The first time it happened, she was in elementary school. They were playing a game where she had to “guess the object,” and he made her touch certain body parts. What made it worse was the fact that he was her cousin." After the sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein,...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Main slider, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

  [dropcap]C[/dropcap]ommunity activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat tar...

Things I wish never happened

Things I wish never happened

Hannan Waliullah

January 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS, News Multimedia

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ime travel might not ever be possible, but we all mentally create lists of what we could change in the past if it were possible.There’s always the time that we wish never happened. It could be a global event that catalyzed a change in our culture or society.  Or it could be a ...

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Things I wish people would stop telling me

Krishna Sunder

December 5, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia

“Can I go to the bathroom?” “I don’t know, can you?” Everyone has that one comment that drives them insane. But behind every trite cliché is a unique method by which it gets under our skin. Scroll down to see what students wish they’d never hear again. ...

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Ilena Peng

September 16, 2016


Filed under Around Campus, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, NEWS, News Multimedia

For more, see Ride Along from the Sept. issue of El Estoque [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hether it be through their 18th birthday, graduating high school or getting their driver’s license, there are many ways that a teenager transitions into the adult world. Driving is typically associated with coming of age...

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Students respond to the new UC prompts

Ilena Peng

May 19, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, Education, Interactives, NEWS, News Multimedia, Video

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n light of the new UC prompt format, we asked students random students on campus to answer some of the prompt questions. Although college applications require hours of thought, the questions themselves are fairly simple. Here’s how some students answered the prompts with no more tha...

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Physics students take part in annual egg drop project

Amanda Chan

December 9, 2015


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Popular This Week

Around this time of the year, MVHS physics students take part in the egg drop project — a common project done in physics classes all over the country. The egg drop project allows students to put their physics knowledge to the test and apply it to the real world. View the video below to see students...