El Estoque

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Aanchal Garg, Akshara Majjiga, and Emily Xia

May 23, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

*All names beginning with the letter “A” are false names meant to preserve the anonymity of our sources. A pencil scratches on a thin sheet of paper, forming a rugged sketch. A paintbrush smoothly glides over a canvas, leaving blooms of color in its wake. A stylus hovers over a design tablet, ...

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Art Club how to: Caricatures

Priya Reddy and Songjun Na

May 18, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Learn how to draw caricatures with the officers of Art Club

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Art club holds meeting to talk about Henna

Priya Reddy

March 9, 2018


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Art club hosted an interactive meeting last week introducing Henna, a traditional form of body art popularized in India. After a short presentation by the officers detailing the background of Henna, the members dove into their own practice during lunch, decorating their skin with bright gold cones ful...

Painting the future

Painting the future

Sarah Young

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts, Briefs

V ArtReach announced on Jan. 24, an event which has been a culmination of all their efforts that had been in the works for 2 years. MVHS’ first ever school wide event, an art competition for all MVHS students. The competition is a monumental event for the members of ArtReach, especially so for the ...

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

A creative influence: individuals discuss the use of weed for artistic purposes

Zara Iqbal

February 2, 2018


Filed under Drugs, FEATURES, From the magazine, Special

s she placed one foot in front of the other, making her way slowly to school, her imagination hastened and a series of distinct images flowed into her mind, creating a film. The rock song flowing from her earbuds thumped pleasantly in her head, and the different images formed in time to the lyrics. She...

The benefits of commercial art

The benefits of commercial art

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

ommercial art is not just painting or sketching. It’s a tedious process, with intricate planning and designing. The purpose of commercial art is to promote, explain and inform with design. Art teacher Brian Chow has always felt that the design involved with commercial art sets it apart from other art fo...

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n December 2, members of the Tri-Music Honor Society performed at Quinlan Community Center for the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event. Students performed various songs based on the theme of holiday cheer and spirit. Scroll down to read what sophomores Iris Xia and Wenyu Chen and freshman Conner ...

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Stripped down: Exploring nude figure drawing

Karen Ma

November 17, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

he hands the money to the moderator and takes a seat. Soon after, the timer is set for one minute. Brush in hand, she observes the model before her and begins sketching. Thirty more seconds. She takes one last glimpse and, before she knows it, the timer goes off. The model switches poses, and the timer i...

A vested interest: Art Club’s first meeting of the year

A vested interest: Art Club’s first meeting of the year

Priya Reddy

September 14, 2017


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As a way to kick off the new school year Art Club held its first meeting in room F103 this Monday, Sept. 11,  to introduce the club and the new officer team. In their powerpoint, the new club officers went over a few interesting facts about themselves —  such as their favored art mediums — as we...

The science behind the art

The science behind the art

Karen Ma

May 30, 2017


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s the appreciation, need and popularity of various  art forms have grown, artists everywhere have established their niches in places outside of the studio. For junior Carolyn Duan, that place is the science and technology magazine Res Novae at MVHS. As the lead artist for the student-run publication, Duan uses Ph...

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

Devika Watave

May 24, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

ewly done chalk paintings, black and white photos, students playing live music and a canvas for anyone to add their own art were just a few of the featured parts of MVHS’ Art Festival, hosted by the Art department on Saturday, May 6. This public event, held from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M., showcased published...