El Estoque

A fork in the road

A fork in the road

Mallika Singh, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Briefs, FEATURES

Living in Silicon Valley, the metaphorical heart of technology, STEM majors are very common at MVHS. Often, for some, it can be easy to forget that there are different career paths out there — outside of the world of STEM. Senior Cheri Zhou has explored this different path as she chose to be an art ...

The things I’ll keep

The things I’ll keep

Ilena Peng

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

My childhood struggle with the concept of memories materialized in a form that almost all children can relate to — stuffed animals. I’d leave the house with my mom for a walk, stuffed animal in hand. And often, I’d return without it, bursting into tears upon realizing that it was gone far too late...

Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

Senior Gokul Pillai stood in the shadowy recesses of the backstage, squinting into the bright lights. He looked into the vast audience — his friends and family members cheering wildly. A part of him couldn’t believe that Spotlite 2018, the annual show hosted by the Indo-American Student Association...

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


Filed under FEATURES

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


Filed under FEATURES

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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