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Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
Key Club volunteers make cards

Volunteering during the pandemic

Abdullah Memon and Minjae Kang April 1, 2021
How volunteer opportunities have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions
Biology Teacher Kenneth Gan recollects his first job as a carnie.

50 Questions with Kenneth Gan

Devin Gupta, News and Web Editor March 30, 2021
In the 14th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Kenneth Gan 50 questions
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Young investors

Rachel Jiang March 28, 2021
Exploring the different ways students at MVHS gained money through investing
Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
Students use Instagram to spread awareness about their own experiences with the threat of sexual harassment and assault, and how to remedy those issues

“The experience of too many women”

Anushka De and Prisha Tiwari March 22, 2021
Young women take to Instagram to share their experiences as women and facing the threat of sexual harassment and assault
MVHS Influencers Audio Story Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

MVHS Influencers

Gavin Hung March 19, 2021

Gavin Hung · MVHS Influencers Social media is a way to express yourself and put yourself out there to the internet. Alumni Brett Park, ’20, started his art Instagram account, @thumbpaint, in his...

Automatic Negative Thoughts are the conscious or subconscious negative thoughts in reference to ones self.

Automatic negative thoughts: self-criticism at MVHS

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer March 13, 2021
Examining self-criticism and its impacts on the MVHS community
Exploring the experiences of three people who moved to the Bay Area during middle and high school and how they adapted to school in a different country

Immigration stories: Moving schools across borders

Michelle Chen March 6, 2021
Exploring the experiences of three people who moved to the Bay Area during middle and high school and how they adapted to school in a different country
French teacher Sarah Finck received the California Language Teacher Association (CLTA) 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award at a virtual award ceremony called Celebrating the Best of Us on Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finck // Used with permission

French teacher Sarah Finck receives the California Language Teacher Association’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award

Oishee Misra March 6, 2021
Examining the impact of Finck’s teaching for her colleagues and students

50 Questions with Megan Choate

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with teacher Megan Choate to ask her 50 questions. Choate shares her favorite memories from high school, her biggest inspiration,...

A Zoom meeting screenshot of Paly Responsive Inclusive Safe Environment (RISE, @palyrise), a student task force committed to the goals of sexual violence education, prevention and justice, is displayed.

Palo Alto High School community expresses outrage and takes action after alleged sexual assault incidents

Oishee Misra February 18, 2021
Investigating recent alleged Palo Alto High School sexual assaults and the advocacy of the student-run Paly RISE task force and club
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