El Estoque

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine

Claire Wen

October 12, 2019

What an experience of flea extermination taught me about the benefits of breaking from routine

50 Questions with Joe Kim

50 Questions with Joe Kim

Hannah Lee and Kamyar Moradi

September 29, 2019

In the third installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Joe Kim 50 questions in his classroom

The skin we live in

The skin we live in

Anushka De, News Editor

September 27, 2019

Students deal with the struggles presented by their skin

Marriage before love

Marriage before love

Brian Xu and Michelle Chen

September 27, 2019

The MVHS community discusses arranged marriages and dating culture

Tying the knot: views on marriage

Tying the knot: views on marriage

Jacqueleine Liu and Iman Malik

September 27, 2019

Exploring teachers’ perspectives on getting married

Teachers being pushed out of the comfort zone

Teachers being pushed out of the comfort zone

Tyler Cho and Claire Wen

September 26, 2019

Teachers share how they overcame their reserved personalities

Practical jokers

Practical jokers

Michelle Chen and Ishaani Dayal

September 25, 2019

Teachers explain the process of pranking colleagues or students

The F-Word: Failure

The F-Word: Failure

Tyler Cho, Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Hannah Lee, Nivedita Menon, and Claire Wen

September 20, 2019

Examining the influence of failure in the MVHS community

50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Iman Malik and Brian Xu

September 11, 2019

Students from the class of 2023 share their initial thoughts on MVHS