El Estoque

Q&A with GSA president Ollie Venzon

Anjini Venugopal

May 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

A member of the club for the past four years reflects on his experience

Valley of Heart’s Delight

Valley of Heart’s Delight

Ananya Bhat, Emma Lam, Aditi Gnanasekar, and Priya Reddy

May 25, 2018


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Click here to read about Cupertino's history with orchards and fruit farms: https://mvelestoque.atavist.com/the-valley-of-hearts-delight

A familiar space

A familiar space

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han

May 25, 2018


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

Senior Kcee Yang slightly slouches in her army green jacket, her long black hair framing the shy grin on her face. She chuckles to herself in her seat, recalling the first discussion she had about moving in middle school. To her, a seemingly casual remark set fire to her journey toward independence, dis...

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...