El Estoque

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

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Cherry Blossom Festival: an exhibit of Japanese culture

Emily Xia, Emma Lam, and Andrea Schlitt

May 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Sunday Projects

As people walked towards Memorial Park, the pounding of drums slowly grew louder. With the music came a crescendo of sounds, from kids laughing about bubbles to the whirl of the cotton candy machine going round and round, to the various questions from potential buyers at each booth. Colorful koi fla...

A look inside the Girl Code

A look inside the Girl Code

Maggie McCormick

April 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

fter participating in Science Olympiad with their friends in middle school, seniors Anisha Kollareddy, Aastha Chawla, Aditi Gnanasekar and Ananya Bhat decided to team up and learn how to code. Dubbing themselves the Girl Code, these four MVHS seniors work together to learn new coding languages, create...

Spotlite 2018

Spotlite 2018

Helen Chao

April 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

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Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Masquerade Party goers spend an eventful evening together

Sunjin Chang

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

rom Drake’s “God’s Plan” to the Walmart Yodel Kid EDM remix, music was playing in the student union where a large space was cleared for students to dance. Pizza was served for free on the side, and boba was four dollars each. Class officers were seen scrambling about and setting up last-minute pro...

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

April 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

he sound of a distant bass can be heard from the Olive Court, pounding away as groups of students pass by swiftly, making their way to the rally court where MVHS holds its annual Culture Night. Songs in Korean, Spanish, Japanese, French and Chinese blast into the evening air and people crowd around tables...

Reality through a different lens

Priya Reddy, Elizabeth Han, Karen Sanchez, Ankit Gupta, and Jahan Razavi

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

here’s a certain feeling of unease that creeps into the back of the mind, shifting slightly towards the gut when intuition kicks in. Then suspicion arises. As a stubborn thought makes its way through, constantly poking into the skull, it becomes difficult to shake off the curiosity that comes with...

Scoping out the zodiac

Scoping out the zodiac

Sunjin Chang

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

It was a summer day when sophomore Mollie Smurthwaite stumbled upon a youtuber, Kendall Rae, who was talking about astrology and her personal zodiac signs. Already interested in astrology and human relations, Smurthwaite thought that this was an interesting way of figuring out her relationship with other...