El Estoque

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


Filed under Briefs

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


Filed under Briefs

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...

Art Club Members work together to create a comic

Art Club Members work together to create a comic

Priya Reddy

April 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

he members of Art Club had gathered on Monday, April 3 to create their own comics. They were given a choice: they could either work together and create a chronological story panel or they could work separately to draw their own comics and later reconvene to connect them into a story. Hover over the photo ...

Art Club: How to: Figure drawings

Art Club: How to: Figure drawings

Priya Reddy

February 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Figure drawings are an essential part of any artist’s portfolio, because they allow for an artist to demonstrate their abilities in capturing the human form. These drawing are especially important for those applying to art schools or any upcoming competitions. Scroll through the gifs below to see h...

Black History Month art taken down at ESUHSD administrative office

Black History Month art taken down at ESUHSD administrative office

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs

n light of black history month, the director of Silicon Valley/San Jose branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Jeff Moore, asked artist Mark Harris to create a collection of artwork for the lobby of the administrative offices of the East Side Union High School Dis...

How to do calligraphy

How to do calligraphy

Devika Watave

December 7, 2016


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

Calligraphy was used all around the world before the invention of the printing press, and has maintained popularity afterwards as an art form. It looks beautiful, polished and carefully created – and that kind of perfection makes calligraphy seem difficult to master. Now that computers have taken over...

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Cheer and Song: A year’s worth of effort

Becca Zheng

December 2, 2016


Filed under Best of Videos, Briefs, Multimedia, Scream and Shout, Video

“ne two, three four, five six, seven eight. Hail to thee’ ole MV High!” MV’s cheer and song team work towards a set of goals and aim to reach national level of competition. Although team members have different levels of cheer experience, they work together to accomplish a variety of routines a...