El Estoque

Dream Theory

Dream Theory

Roshan Fernandez and Sarah Young

October 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

hen she found herself wondering whether her relationship was healthy, whether there would be a future, she turned to an unlikely source for guidance: her dreams. “I asked [myself] when I was asleep, ‘Dreaming mind, show me what I need to know about this situation.’ And then in the dream, my boyfri...

Playing the Erhu

Playing the Erhu

Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho

October 24, 2018


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he erhu, a two-stringed musical instrument which is more commonly known as the Chinese violin, was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.). Considered one of the most popular Chinese musical instrument, the erhu is played with a bamboo and horsehair bow, a small sound box with a long upright neck...

A new chapter

A new chapter

Swara Tewari, Features editor

October 21, 2018


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Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS

For the love of cats

For the love of cats

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

October 21, 2018


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Junior Audrey Cui has come a long way from doodling on walls as a child. She has just finished her two to three year ongoing project, a catlendar (cat calendar). Cui drew a unique cat image for every month, using Copic pens (alcohol-based markers) and coloring pencils. The cat-themed calendar origina...

Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Ruth Feng and Shuvi Jha

October 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider

Examining the issue from student, alumni and administration perspectives

AVID Deconstructed

AVID Deconstructed

Laasya Koduru

October 20, 2018


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When the bell rings, students settle in their seats as the sound of papers flipping and small whispers permeate the room. The binders click open as the teacher circulates around the room, asking students to explain their organizational methods. Organization checks are a typical task once a month in ...

A new role

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha

October 15, 2018


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Correction 10/17/18 1:25 p.m. A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled Diana Goularte's name. e walks around campus with a smile on his face, greeting students and teachers with a friendly nod or a quick hello. At one moment, he is in the MVHS office, conversing with Diana Goularte, hi...

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

Annie Zhang

October 12, 2018


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He walks into campus carrying trademarked “Boudin Sourdough” bags filled with a variety of bread delicacies. The bag is stuffed with golden brown baguettes and scrumptious blocks of sourdough bread ready to be distributed to the students of MVHS. Known by students and teachers alike, this is sen...

The girl with neon shoes

The girl with neon shoes

Iman Malik, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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Physical education has always been my least favorite period of the day. Every day, we all change into the same drab, gray uniforms and wear the same faded black shorts. Everyone laces up their ragged shoes, covered with holes and dirt that serve as a reminder of every puddle we’ve jumped into and ...

Hooked online: how social media affects cognition

Hooked online: how social media affects cognition

Claire Chang, Laasya Koduru, and Sarah Young

September 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

Pramodh Srihari had always been a bright student, scoring at the top of his class. Then, he got his first phone, changing his orderly schedule. From then on, Srihari’s time was swallowed by his addictive pastime. It started with endless games — Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, then Instagram and...

Research of years past: a look into the officers of Research Club

Research of years past: a look into the officers of Research Club

Emily Xia

September 27, 2018


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he Research club officers’ main job is to help members of the club with their science projects, providing them with materials and advice. Among the seven officers of the club, there is a plethora of research experience. Seniors Carl Rosenthal and Rujuta Sathe and juniors Hrushikesha Athreya and Ir...