El Estoque

Hear me out

Hear me out

Michelle Wong, Staff writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Quiet. If anyone had asked me to describe myself a couple years ago, my answer would have been automatic: quiet. That was my identity. The one who never talks in class. The one who never acts silly in front of others. The one who never argues. The quiet girl. For a long time, I despised how sh...

Finding their circles: how friendships defined the experiences of MVHS seniors

Finding their circles: how friendships defined the experiences of MVHS seniors

Claire Chang and Vivian Chiang

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

Next to F103, far away from the bustling rally and academic courts where most of the MVHS student body hangs out during lunch, a group of boys sit in a circle, most of them with school lunches. To passerby, they seem calm and quiet, but a burst of laughter will suddenly erupt and contagiously last for minu...

The MVHS medicine man

The MVHS medicine man

Om Khandekar

May 22, 2018


Filed under Best of Videos, FEATURES, Multimedia, SPORTS

After a flurry of retirements and vacancies entering into the 2018-19 school year, the "younger veteran" population of the MVHS faculty is waning. However Margarito is here to stay, and he's bringing a shift to the sports medicine culture at MVHS with new initiatives and newer ideas. Now, lets see what's...

A thousand dreams

A thousand dreams

Swara Tewari, Features Editor

May 17, 2018


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Students and teachers in the arts field discuss the factors influencing their choice between

Sweet Addiction

Sweet Addiction

Emily Xia, Jasmine Lee, and Claire Yang

May 17, 2018


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Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Emily Xia, Emma Lam, and Andrea Schlitt

May 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

As people walked towards Memorial Park, the pounding of drums slowly grew louder. With the music came a crescendo of sounds, from kids laughing about bubbles to the whirl of the cotton candy machine going round and round, to the various questions from potential buyers at each booth. Colorful koi fla...

A look inside the Girl Code

A look inside the Girl Code

Maggie McCormick

April 14, 2018


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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter participating in Science Olympiad with their friends in middle school, seniors Anisha Kollareddy, Aastha Chawla, Aditi Gnanasekar and Ananya Bhat decided to team up and learn how to code. Dubbing themselves the Girl Code, these four MVHS seniors work together to learn new codi...

Spotlite 2018

Spotlite 2018

Helen Chao

April 14, 2018


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Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Sunjin Chang

April 13, 2018


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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Drake’s “God’s Plan” to the Walmart Yodel Kid EDM remix, music was playing in the student union where a large space was cleared for students to dance. Pizza was served for free on the side, and boba was four dollars each. Class officers were seen scrambling about and settin...

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

April 13, 2018


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese blast into the evening air and people...