El Estoque

The truth about lying

The truth about lying

Claire Wen and Claire Chang

February 6, 2019


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e had two options: do his homework or watch TV. He hesitated for a bit, thinking that being productive would be the right thing to do — but then again, there was only one assignment left. He turned on the TV. A little while later, his mom came in, asking if he’d finished his homework. Yes, ...

A wish remembered

A wish remembered

Iman Malik

January 31, 2019


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Power’s out

Power’s out

Shuvi Jha

January 23, 2019


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How a power outage helped me put my life and priorities in perspective

In his element: 50 questions with Jay Shelton

In his element: 50 questions with Jay Shelton

Jai Uparkar, Chelsea Wong, and Claire Chang

January 21, 2019


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Inspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque follows Art teacher and Yearbook advisor Jay Shelton into his 7th-period classroom to ask him 50 questions. While Shelton scolds one of his students for coming late to class, he talks about his fear of the circulatory system and the newest ...

Mock Trial: Building a family

Mock Trial: Building a family

Jasmine Lee and Alyssa Hui

January 20, 2019


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Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them

On the Road

On the Road

Elena Khan

January 12, 2019


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Fighting fire in the digital age

Fighting fire in the digital age

Swara Tewari and Shivani Gupta

January 2, 2019


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On Mon., Oct. 29, senior Aditya Shah participated in a panel at the Google Event Center in Sunnyvale to launch Google’s Artificial Intelligence Impact Challenge and was interviewed by Chief Operating Officer for AI Irina Kofman.   Shah was invited to participate in the panel because of th...

Odd beginnings: DJ Patil visits hometown of Cupertino

Odd beginnings: DJ Patil visits hometown of Cupertino

Ruth Feng

December 18, 2018


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Peculiar high school experiences at MVHS shaped former U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Vibrant stories: unique aspects of 10 MVHS students

Claire Chang, Helen Chao, Claire Wen, Jai Uparkar, Rucha Soman, and Katerina Pappas

December 18, 2018


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This issue, we selected 10 students from a list of everyone at MVHS using a random number generator. From a no-recipe bread bake-off to running a half-marathon, and from a love for the TV show “The Voice” to missing siblings away at college, we discovered the unique stories that make the students...

A mix of ethnicities

A mix of ethnicities

Katerina Pappas, Rucha Soman, and Chelsea Wong

December 17, 2018


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Growing up, junior Giovanni Vurro felt that he was equally connected to his father’s Italian side and his mother’s Indian side. By frequently visiting Italy and speaking Italian at home, Vurro has kept in touch with his Italian heritage, and he also meets up with nearby relatives from his mom’s side...

Subtly humorous traits

Subtly humorous traits

Claire Wen, Ishani Singh

December 16, 2018


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Facebook, popularized for its ability to find and connect people, has since evolved into a platform for a staple of the MVHS student community: memes.     Within Facebook, there are countless designated groups and pages for posting memes. Among these is a popular group known as Subtle Asian Traits, currently with 883,462 members and hundreds of posts a day. According...