El Estoque

Pride and unity through public art

Pride and unity through public art

Emily Zhao

December 17, 2015


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that artistic engagement is linked to psychological well-being, and art has healing effects on the mind. That is a testament to the true potential of art not only on an individual level, but on a communal one as well. In our busy lives as students,...

After a tragedy

After a tragedy

Pranav Jandhyala

November 18, 2015


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

After a tragedy, how do we respond? On Nov. 13, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks struck Paris. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacres that took place in restaurants, bars, a concert hall and a sports stadium. Investigations into these attacks are currently moving forward, and as...

Taking initiative with conflict calendars

Taking initiative with conflict calendars

Emily Zhao

October 28, 2015


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

ost of us have seen the bright white poster paper taped on that cabinet, window, or whiteboard. Some are filled with the tests, events and orals of busy students, while others remain blank, untouched, almost as if they’re just any other normal calendar. Conflict calendars are in almost every classr...

Quad Dec should have more student representation

Quad Dec should have more student representation

Renee Pu

October 23, 2015


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Uncategorized

he homecoming week of 2015 slid away as the four quad decs from each class were taken down part by part. The well-decorated settings slowly became normal wooden boards,just as they were two months ago. It is a strange realization that even if it took months to put together these quad decs, only an ho...

Welcoming arms

Welcoming arms

Tal Marom

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION, Uncategorized

iddle Eastern refugees are flooding Europe as a result of the turmoil in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. On the other side of the globe, the Obama administration has announced that it will assist the effort to resettle refugees by accepting over 85,000 of them in the next year. Not surprisingly, the ...

A joint effort

A joint effort

Grace Zhou

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

ompetition. This is the one word we have all come to use to define MVHS one way or another. The competitive environment here has encouraged us to work against our own peers, because we're all competing for that higher end of the curve, that club officer position, and that very same spot on the top. ...