El Estoque

My father’s smile

My father’s smile

Rajas Habbu

May 24, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

10:26 p.m., March 12, 2007. My sister and I were ushered in to my aunt’s house. I turned back to see my mother and father driving away. My sister grabbed me by the shoulders and assured me that everything was going to be fine. I looked at her as I would look at my mother; she stared at me, eyes wide ope...

Fight of our lives

Sunjin Chang and Helen Chao

May 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

As the year ends, seniors share their personal highs and lows during their years at MVHS. “Senior year was the most supportive [year] I’ve had throughout high school.” High: Chen was able to improve her time management during senior year especially and was able to attend more rallies and dan...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Off the court

Off the court

Iman Malik

May 7, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

I’ve been through a lot in my life. When I was eight years old, I moved to a new state. When I was eleven, I tore my ACL and was told I could never play sports again. And last year, I fell victim to the extreme stress brought on by being a student at MVHS. But nothing in my life has been more diffic...

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Ruth Feng

May 4, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Seeing myself in the films I’ve watched through high school