El Estoque

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Sophomore Evan Zhang sings at the La Pluma Coffeehouse. The event featured a variety of acts including singing, dancing and role play. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

AP French students present cultural projects during Museum Night

Alina Abidi

April 5, 2014

AP French students presented museum projects based on various aspects of French culture on April 3 at 6:00 p.m to parents, friends and French students in other levels. Topics included government, etiquette, art and cinema. Below, the students describe their projects in both French and English. ...

Senior Allyson Gottlieb self-publishes first novella

Senior Allyson Gottlieb self-publishes first novella

Maya Murthy

August 23, 2013

Gottlieb speaks about why self-publishing is beneficial, if not better than, using a publishing house. Read More »...

Statistical breakdown

Statistical breakdown

Jennifer Lee

March 14, 2013

Criminologist Jackson Toby wrote in a 2001 issue of Weekly Standard that “although mass murders inside of American schools are statistically very, very rare, when they do occur, they are more likely to take place in good suburban schools than in bad inner-city schools.” The same is true...

How much are you wearing?

How much are you wearing?

Cynthia Mao

December 7, 2011

In one of the most affluent cities in the nation, nearly everyone seems financially well-off, but that may not always be the case. Oftentimes, an indicator of financial stability is willingness to spend on items other than necessities. We spoke to MVHS students to find out the cost of their outfits. ...