El Estoque

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

All too common

All too common

Alyssa Hui

May 28, 2020

The class of 2020 described in numbers

Senior Memories

A compilation of all of El Estoque's coverage of the Class of 2020 during the 2019-20 school year

Anushka De, News Editor

May 27, 2020

A compilation of senior’s best memories from the 2019-2020 school year

Vi2i0n: exploring how COVID-19 has affected the senior class

The senior class screams the response to the

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

May 23, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing an abrupt end to the school year and imposing shelter-in-place requirements, graduating seniors found themselves confined to their homes while the most anticipated events of their last year of high school were canceled. Despite this abrupt turn of events, however, senio...

Examining FUHSD funding differences

Examining FUHSD funding differences

Iman Malik and Brian Xu

May 23, 2020

Monetary spending at all five sites in the district is unique

For the first time

Challenging myself to step outside my comfort zone and take risks

Anushka De, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Step one in my journey to becoming a braver person

Soccer: a long lost love

Searching for my lost passion for soccer

Anushka De, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Facing the reality of my relationship with soccer

I don’t dance

Auditioning for the MV Bhangra team to face my fear of humiliation

Anushka De, News Editor

May 22, 2020

Facing my fear of humiliating myself through Bhangra