El Estoque

Places to visit in Northern California

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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Engrossed in school work and extracurricular activities, students at MVHS might forget to step outside and explore the outside world sometimes. Here are a few outdoor places to visit in Northern California to clear your head or have an enjoyable time with friends and family.

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Tina Low

October 4, 2018


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ennedy Middle School (KMS) principal Steven Hamm looks fondly at the animated crowd of people with a smile on his face, stopping once in a while to talk to staff members or students at the school’s Fall Festival. According to Hamm, it’s great to see all the KMS and MVHS students attend the festiva...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay

October 3, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Uncategorized

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a speech on a talent. No matter what the circumstance, when a situation like this arises, the thing tha...

Beauty and the Blood

Beauty and the Blood

Dhruvika Randad and Justine Ha

September 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Cosmetic testing is the process of testing makeup products and their ingredients on animals through brutal and violent manners when checking for severe reactions on their skin. When this process is complete, blood is shed and lives are lost, but beauty is found — both inside and out. Sophomore Elene...

The Monster

The Monster

September 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

It’s midnight and as we scramble to finish homework, we suddenly remember something: we haven’t sent our streaks yet. Panic takes over as we frantically hunt for our phone. Snap, caption, select, send. Thank God most of our streaks lived — that was a close one. Who doesn’t love keeping up their st...

Dear Feminism,

Dear Feminism,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

September 26, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Uncategorized

Dear Feminism, I remember the first time we met like it was yesterday, only I didn’t know your name or what you stood for at the time. I apologize on behalf of my third grade self, as I wasn’t (and still am not) the most observant person. I do remember sitting in class, happily reading in the corner,...

Bust a move

Bust a move

Rucha Soman and Sara Entezar

September 26, 2018


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With a step and a spin, a jump or a shake, infectious dance crazes have successfully worked their way into the mainstream. Sweeping the feet of not only renowned celebrities such as Odell Beckham Jr., Will Smith and Ciara, popular dances have also exhausted talk show hosts and — in an odd twist — bee...

Kamyar Moradi

Kamyar Moradi

September 21, 2018


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Staff Writer Kamyar Moradi is a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. He loves almost anything related to sports, to spend time with his friends, and to listen to his favorite artist, Montana of 300.

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Oishee Misra

September 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

hange and I — we don’t get along. From the day I decided to improve my diet by giving up boba (okay it lasted a day, but in my defense, my house is five minutes’ walk from Quickly’s) to abruptly moving halfway across the world, change hasn’t exactly been something I look forward to. In fact, ...

Flora Peng

Flora Peng

September 7, 2018


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Flora Peng is currently a junior and staff writer for multimedia.  She enjoys reading, going on long walks, and hanging out with her friends.

Keshav Taneja

Keshav Taneja

September 7, 2018


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Keshav is currently a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. He enjoys playing piano, watching sports and hanging out with friends.

Ankit Gupta

Ankit Gupta

September 7, 2018


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Ankit Gupta is currently a junior and sports editor. Previously, he was a visuals editor. In his free time, he plays chess and hangs out with his dog, Rufus.