El Estoque

On the Road

On the Road

Elena Khan

January 12, 2019


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Fighting fire in the digital age

Fighting fire in the digital age

Swara Tewari and Shivani Gupta

January 2, 2019


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On Mon., Oct. 29, senior Aditya Shah participated in a panel at the Google Event Center in Sunnyvale to launch Google’s Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge and was interviewed by Chief Operating Officer for AI Irina Kofman.   Shah was invited to participate in the panel because of th...

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Claire Chang, Helen Chao, Claire Wen, Jai Uparkar, Rucha Soman, and Katerina Pappas

December 18, 2018


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This issue, we selected 10 students from a list of everyone at MVHS using a random number generator. From a no-recipe bread bake-off to running a half-marathon, and from a love for the TV show “The Voice” to missing siblings away at college, we discovered the unique stories that make the students...

A mix of ethnicities

A mix of ethnicities

Katerina Pappas, Rucha Soman, and Chelsea Wong

December 17, 2018


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Growing up, junior Giovanni Vurro felt that he was equally connected to his father’s Italian side and his mother’s Indian side. By frequently visiting Italy and speaking Italian at home, Vurro has kept in touch with his Italian heritage, and he also meets up with nearby relatives from his mom’s side...

Subtly humorous traits

Subtly humorous traits

Claire Wen, Ishani Singh

December 16, 2018


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Facebook, popularized for its ability to find and connect people, has since evolved into a platform for a staple of the MVHS student community: memes.     Within Facebook, there are countless designated groups and pages for posting memes. Among these is a popular group known as Subtle Asian Traits, currently with 883,462 members and hundreds of posts a day. According...

Team Knock Out Cancer competes in national cancer fundraising contest

Team Knock Out Cancer competes in national cancer fundraising contest

Jai Uparkar, Claire Chang

December 15, 2018


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s each second passes, the countdown on sophomore Zhenda Hu’s website gets closer to zero. It’s counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until Jan. 11, 2019, the day that people will finally be able to donate money on his website. Over the past couple months, Hu and his Team Knock Out Cancer ha...

Selfless

Selfless

Iman Malik

December 3, 2018


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Her dark brown curls shimmer in the sun, her eyes are filled with untold stories. The tilt of her chin and the set of her jaw show resilience and confidence. The soft lines on her face hint at a lifetime of hardship, but her gentle smile shows her ability to savor the simplest of pleasures. To most ...

A roll of the dice

A roll of the dice

Claire Wen

November 21, 2018


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atching as the die spirals through the air, the player holds his breath, crosses his fingers, hoping for the number that will win the game. It lands and bounces, once, twice, three times. He releases his breath and uncrosses his fingers, still waiting, hoping, when finally daring to take a peek for that...

A stroke of luck

A stroke of luck

Jai Uparkar and Katerina Pappas

November 21, 2018


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praining her wrist and ankle, getting a concussion and running her car over her own foot was all it took for senior Amanda Wilson to believe in luck. There was one thing in common with in all these unfortunate mishaps: Wilson was not wearing her lucky necklace and ring. WHAT IS LUCK? Luck is defined by the Ox...