El Estoque

The stories behind a fascination with anime

Junior Kayla Leung shows off her merchandise filled room.

Kripa Mayureshwar

September 13, 2020

uickly drawn into the world of Japanese anime and  entranced by the animation and complex storylines, junior Kayla Leung has been a fan of anime ever since she had seen fans post about shows online. Through memes, cosplays of characters and other show related content, Leung has changed her opinion of a...

Meeting while miles apart

One of the first conversations Miransh Das (qraq) had with another user on his Discord server.

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer

September 12, 2020

Exploring the world of online friendships

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.

Justine Ha and Shivani Madhan

September 12, 2020

Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Iman Malik

September 12, 2020

Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together

Indian misrepresentation in media

Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Diya Bahl

September 12, 2020

Examining the inaccurate portrayal of Indians in Western media

A new voice

Choir teacher and Music Department Lead Amy Young at her Graduate Conducting Recital, which she gave in October 2019 as part of her Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from SJSU.

Michelle Chen and Krish Dev

September 11, 2020

New choir teacher Amy Young adjusts to MVHS and online learning

The California wildfires impact the FUHSD community

This image from the NASA Earth Observatory demonstrates the extent of California's 2020 wildfires and the burn scars left on the state. Used with permission | NASA

Oishee Misra

August 30, 2020

Students and staff receive evacuation notices due to spreading wildfires

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang

June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China, while his wife, son and daughter escaped to California. But two years later, he disappeared, leaving his...

When life felt normal: MVHS edition

Photo used with permission | Kristen Hsieh

Justine Ha and Oishee Misra

June 1, 2020

Inspired by The New York Times, MVHS students reminisce on moments before COVID-19 cancellations

Senior Stories

Senior Stories

Michelle Chen, Sarah Young, Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Charlotte Chui, Swara Tewari, and Anushka De

May 28, 2020

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020