El Estoque

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Iman Malik and Brian Xu

January 10, 2020

Most students of the MVHS community are accustomed to seeing two parents when they come home from school every day. But this experience is not one that is shared by all. According to a survey of 350 MVHS students, 9% of students live primarily with one parent. Below are the stories of three members of...

Holistic healing

Holistic healing

Alyssa Hui and Sophia Chen

January 10, 2020

Exploring how MVHS staff and students implement Chinese medicine techniques

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha

January 7, 2020

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History teacher Bonnie Belshe to ask her 50 questions. Belshe describes what she loves most about the holiday season, how she snorkels with her family on Christmas and explains her most treasured festival traditions...

In-game impulse

In-game impulse

Jefferson Le and Annie Zhang

December 20, 2019

Investigating the toxicity and banter in online gaming communities

Behind the voice

Behind the voice

Claire Wen

December 17, 2019

unior Austin Ota had been interested in becoming the football announcer in hopes of gaining experience, as he aspires to go into professional sports broadcasting in the future because of the potentially high salary and added benefit of watching and talking about sports for free. He had considered ge...

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

Tanish Mendki and Jefferson Le

December 15, 2019

A recap of everything that makes our friendship memorable

Dangers of Driving

Dangers of Driving

Collin Qian and Shreshta Ranganathan

December 15, 2019

Nitya Yerraguntla After receiving her driver's license in February of 2018, junior Nitya Yerraguntla recalls that one of the most dangerous moments she’s experienced was when she was late for a class and was rushing to get her friends home. “I was merging onto the freeway and we were in a ru...

Close ties: people who are close with their parents

Close ties: people who are close with their parents

Jacqueleine Liu, Staff writer

November 25, 2019

Students and staff reflect on the intimate relationships they have formed with their parents and the effect it has on their lives

Dual perspectives

Dual perspectives

Claire Wen and Iman Malik

November 24, 2019

This year, both of us have promised to keep track of all the memorable moments in our friendship under an iPhone note titled: Iman and Claire’s History. So far, we have exactly three things listed: The first time Iman wore a jacket and Claire didn’t (usually it’s always Claire who’s cold), th...

Project Backpack: Sending supplies to students in Puerto Rico

Project Backpack: Sending supplies to students in Puerto Rico

Iman Malik

November 24, 2019

Exploring how MVHS juniors provided aid to schools affected by Hurricane Maria