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50 Questions with Brian Chow

50 Questions with Brian Chow

Krish Dev, Website Editor September 22, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with Art teacher Brian Chow to ask him 50 questions. Chow shares his most embarrassing moment, his favorite childhood memory...

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
A bouquet of roses were placed in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. Photo by Patrick Kelley

Remembering 9/11

Gauri Manoj and Alex Zhang September 11, 2021
Adults recount the tragedy and its impact on the 20th anniversary
Seniors Diya Bahl and Anika Somasundaram take a selfie to capture their memories at the event.

Class of 2022 keeps up annual tradition of Senior Sunrise

Jayanti Jha and Nika Zamani August 24, 2021
Seniors commemorate the beginning of their last year at MVHS
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine


Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school
The Class of 2021

The Class of 2021

Seniors reflect back on their high school experiences
Junior Hannah Baker poses with her quinceañera court.

From girlhood to womanhood

Nika Zamani May 22, 2021
Exploring the planning process, traditional ceremonies and cultural influences behind quinceañeras
Photo by Creative Commons

Students react to college admissions videos

Riya Ravuri and Prisha Tiwari May 21, 2021

Riya Ravuri · Reactions to Admissions Videos Sitting on her bed, scrolling through YouTube, senior Diya Menon watches college admission reaction videos, hoping to raise her spirits after her...

Math teacher Martin Jenning retires after 39 years of teaching, 23 of which were at MVHS

MVHS Retirees

The end of the 2020-21 school year marks the start of retirement for six MVHS staff members — math teacher Martin Jennings, Guidance Senior Clerical Assistant Elaine Hamilton,...

50 Questions with Randall Holaday

50 Questions with Randall Holaday

Brian Xu May 16, 2021
In the 16th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Randall Holaday 50 questions
Freshman Jennifer Long and her mother Catherine visit a water park in China when Long was three years old.

Appreciating Mom

Shivani Madhan and Claire Wen May 9, 2021
Students reminisce about memories with their mothers
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