El Estoque

Boys Soccer: The tie against Fremont HS

Boys Soccer: The tie against Fremont HS

Justine Ha and Tina Low

January 12, 2019


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

On Jan. 9, the MVHS varsity boys soccer team faced Fremont HS in its seventh match of the season. While it was a rainy and chilly day on the field, the team carried on even with the poor weather conditions. The game went back and forth during the first half, concluding with MVHS in the lead, but duri...

Oh yes!

Oh yes!

Claire Yang

December 17, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Korean Club officers file into the classroom, holding a stack of three boxes. On the outside of each colorful box, “Oh Yes!” is printed in large, bold font. Oh Yes! is a confectionery created by Haitai, and is a soft chocolate cake that was released in 1984. Even now, it’s one of South Korea’s...

Thinking ahead and making moves

Tyler Cho, Collin Qian, and Kamyar Moradi

December 17, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

  Go Club president and senior Jason Zhang and vice president and senior Jedwin Mok have spent over five years each playing Go, a traditional Chinese strategy game where two players place black and white pieces onto a gridded board to surround more territory than the other. As seniors, with only one ye...

As the smoke settles

As the smoke settles

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

December 17, 2018


Filed under Local, National, NEWS, Uncategorized

n Nov. 8, chemistry and AVID teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s daughter Samara McCracken and her boyfriend were two of thousands of people affected by one of the deadliest wildfires in American history: Camp Fire. While Samara and her boyfriend Kevin live in Quincy, Calif., and weren’t in severe dan...

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Elena Khan

November 21, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club is divided into junior varsity and varsity. Each person can choose what tournaments they want to a...

Through the smoke screen

Through the smoke screen

Andrea Perng

November 21, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

When I first told my mother about the smoke that had settled over the MVHS campus, the students whose faces were covered with masks and the many times I’d heard “what’s the AQI like now?” through the halls, she snorted derisively and retorted, “So what? You kids are so whiny nowadays. I spend ...

To take or not to take

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad

November 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of Opinion, Education, Multimedia, OPINION, Perspectives, Uncategorized

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that when put together, creates a code in itself: a language. “When the Roman Empire fell, the unique di...

Concrete Growth

Concrete Growth

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Since the start of the school year, construction near the F building has been underway. A main entrance and botanical garden is being built near the back end of the F building, and the main gym is being remodeled to have classrooms on the second floor where the new leadership room will be. In order to make ...

Games with Improv

Games with Improv

Elena Khan and Justine Ha

October 26, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

At every Wednesday lunch meeting in the drama black box, Improv Club begins with a warm-up game. The games range from practicing group activities to participating in debates. Adviser and drama teacher Jeff Adams views this club as a way to explore the behind-the-scenes of the rehearsal stages and all...

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, GSA, Lifestyle, OPINION, Uncategorized

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished with various flags representing different sexualities and genders. The event physically and metaph...

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Tina Low

October 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

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...