El Estoque

Crystal Cheng

Crystal Cheng, Staff Writer

Crystal Cheng is currently a sophomore and staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, watching Netflix and bullet journaling.

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Caramel forms the shape of a croissant as he curls up on top of a grand piano to take a nap.

Developing a kinship

Learning to love the things I didn’t think I could
April 23, 2022
Sophomore Katherine Li plays the vibraphone as a member of the Front Ensemble at Marching Band’s last run-through of their Fall 2021 Show.

Diving into the double threat

MVHS students explain how they take two performing arts electives
March 19, 2022
Polly Bove poses, smiling at the camera in her most recent headshot.

Bidding farewell to Bove

Superintendent Bove reflects on her career at FUHSD
March 17, 2022
A violinist, a saxophone player, and a pianist describe how they balance schoolwork and staying motivated to practice.

Listening in on the music of practice

How musicians at MVHS approach their craft
February 11, 2022
While she now appreciates the tradition of expressing ones love on Valentines Day, Liu finds that the commercialization of the holiday can be overwhelming.

Analyzing the downsides of the holiday of love

The MVHS community reflects on aspects of Valentine’s Day it wishes would change
February 4, 2022
The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

Exploring how gaming has impacted MVHS community members’ lives
December 8, 2021

Teachers take their own tests

History, French, Physics and Calculus teachers share advice for test-taking
December 6, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
November 9, 2021
Medha Singamsetty (right) and her mother make rangolis, drawings made with colored sand, outside their house.

Kindling festivities

Students and staff describe their preparations for Diwali
October 29, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
October 8, 2021
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
September 17, 2021
Construction in front of the tennis courts and main gym.

Back on track

Exploring the changes implemented at MVHS in preparation for a new school year
August 4, 2021
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