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Laughter: Teacher tales

Laughter: Teacher tales

Christopher Song

February 12, 2013


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From classroom antics to wildlife, the stories told by teachers can cover anything. Read More »...

Laughter: Connecting comedy and improv

Laughter: Connecting comedy and improv

Anupama Cemballi

February 11, 2013


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Improv Team Skits from El Estoque on Vimeo. Junior Maddie Klein pantomimes picking up a crossbow and takes aim at two frolicking squirrels. In a husky Southern drawl she growls: “It’s huntin’ season!” Then she fires. The figures that fumble in terror are not, however, small woodland creatures — rather, they are ...

Laughter: Not just fun, but healthy

Laughter: Not just fun, but healthy

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 10, 2013


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It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown. Frowning might be more of a workout, but laughter is better for us — in mind, body and soul. Perhaps the best-known effects of laughter are those that are psychological and emotional. Laughter is a feel-good activity, and MV Peer Counseling...

Laughter: Jokes at MVHS

Laughter: Jokes at MVHS

Neesha Venkatesan

February 7, 2013


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Some believe that being a MVHS student can get overwhelming and stressful, but Matadors can stay positive with a sense of humor. El Estoque asked students to tell us their favorite jokes. We found some funny lines, some clever puns, and a whole lot of laughs....

Doomsday 2012: Tracking the tide of apocalypse interest

Doomsday 2012: Tracking the tide of apocalypse interest

Smitha Gundavajhala

December 11, 2012


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The apocalypse, according to the Mayan calendar, is in 11 days. Yet it doesn’t seem to register on the calendars of most students. Searches about the apocalypse peaked in September 2004, with the release of “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” and May 2011 and June 2012 when the Edmonton Journal and Herald...

Doomsday 2012: The endgame plan

Doomsday 2012: The endgame plan

Jennifer Lee

December 6, 2012


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When senior Samantha Camillieri hears the phrase “Dec. 21,” she thinks of a zombie apocalypse. In fact, should one actually happen, she won’t be caught unprepared: Here’s her step-by-step plan to survive a zombie apocalypse. Step one: Meet up with friends in the drama room [audio: http:/...

Doomsday 2012: The best of the end

Doomsday 2012: The best of the end

Jennifer Lee

December 6, 2012


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With the end of the Mayan calendar arriving soon, what better way to prepare for life after Judgment Day than to have a post-apocalyptic movie marathon? Here is El Estoque’s guide to the very best of the Armageddon, as portrayed in film. The “Mad Max” series (1979, 1981, 1985, 2013): Summary: Perhaps t...

Doomsday 2012: Apocalyptic perspectives

Doomsday 2012: Apocalyptic perspectives

Christopher Song

December 4, 2012


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Students weigh in with their opinions about the end of the world. Apocalyptic Perspectives from El Estoque on Vimeo. Whether the world really will end on Dec. 21 is up for debate, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate about what would happen if the Apocalypse really did go down. El Estoque asked students how the...

Election: Mock presidential election held Nov. 6

Election: Mock presidential election held Nov. 6

Catherine

November 8, 2012


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Mock presidential election held Nov.6 from El Estoque on Vimeo. Tuesday, Nov. 6, was Election Day for all U.S. citizens above the age of 18. At MVHS, though, even those under eighteen lined up to cast their vote on important issues. El Estoque gave students the opportunity to vote in a mock ele...

Back to school: 50 fresh faces

Back to school: 50 fresh faces

Morahd Shawki

August 28, 2012


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It’s a new school year at MVHS, and among the new schedules, reunions and activities, most of the upperclassmen have forgotten that there’s a new class here as well, the class of 2016 to be exact. El Estoque took the liberty of interviewing 50 new freshmen about their lives at MVHS. Mouse over a...

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Class of 2012: People are friends, not food

Lisa Zhang

May 29, 2012


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Normally people being mistaken for food isn’t much a problem here, but the idea of being friends is something that has become somewhat of an urban legend in the midst of our competitive corner of the world. I, for one, was never too fond of mindless chatter for the first three years of my high sch...

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Class of 2012: Hope for a better tomorrow

Daniel Tan

May 29, 2012


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We’ve all had those nights. You know, those. The ones spent until 2 or 3 or 5 a.m. — maybe even an all-nighter! — writing Lit essays or studying for APUSH. For me, it wasn’t homework so much but my responsibilities as the Media Director of the MVHS robotics team and as the Special Report Edit...