El Estoque

Selfie factories

A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

February 2, 2020

Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums

MVHS Art Festival

MVHS Art Festival

Tina Low

May 5, 2019

MVHS art teacher Brian Chow smiled as he watched his youngest daughter goofily finger paint a piece of paper. He took a few quick pictures on his phone, pleased that she seemed to be enjoying herself. Chow organized the MVHS Art Festival on Saturday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The festival off...

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine's Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

February 14, 2018

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one thing led to another, and the two are now married and settled down with three kids of their own. W...

How to draw using Pablo Picasso’s cubist style

How to draw using Pablo Picasso’s cubist style

Meghna Gaddam

October 25, 2015

In honor of Pablo Picasso’s birthday on October 25th, Art teacher Brian Chow demonstrates how to imitate Picasso’s famed art style, Cubism. Video By- Meghna Gaddam, Demonstration By- Brian Chow,  Additional Reporting By- Ananya Bhat and Priya Reddy, Music From- bensound.com, Pictures From- F...

Diverse opportunities in art world debunk “starving artist’ notion

Diverse opportunities in art world debunk “starving artist' notion

Neha Patchipala

October 21, 2015

he “starving artist” is a person who chooses a life of poverty in order to fully devote themselves to their art-related ambitions. Vincent Van Gogh, for example, managed to sell only one painting during his lifetime — to his older brother. And now, Van Gogh is one of today’s most revered artist...

Road to runway

Road to runway

Anupama Cemballi

December 1, 2012

This is a timeline of Class of 2007 alumna Rosa Ng’s road to becoming a fashion designer in New York. To navigate through the timeline, move your mouse to the right to move forward, and to the left to move backward. To learn more information about each specific event, click on the hotspot. ...

Sixth annual Art Show takes place on May 19

Sixth annual Art Show takes place on May 19

Smitha Gundavajhala

May 20, 2012

On May 19, art and photography students displayed works of art from this year at the sixth annual Art Show. The showcase was followed by dinner and an auction of selected pieces, most of which were photographs. According to photography teacher Tyler Cripe, the showcase contained a mix of assignment...

Alumnus Jack Chin finds donor match after four month search

When not in his chemotherapy courses, Jack Chin would spend his time at home or take walks around the neighborhood. After his transplant, however, Jack cannot be exposed to other people or environments where a potential source of virus or bacteria exists. He is not allowed to consume processed food for the same reason as well. Photo by Christophe Haubursin.

Aafreen Mahmood

May 2, 2012

On April 16, Class of 2007 alumnus Jack Chin posted news that many of his followers on the Facebook page “Save Jack from Leukemia” were hoping for:  “Thank you all for the help and support you have been giving me. In a week, I will be undergoing one of the most dangerous and arduous procedures...

Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Amrutha Dorai

April 9, 2012

The human brain is an intricate machine. A three-pound, hundred billion-celled machine divided, for the sake of efficiency, into two halves: left and right. The left brain is for logic, memorization and numbers; the right brain for creativity, intuition and empathy.According to English teacher Mik...

You don’t know Jack

Jack Chin's biggest fears in life were: coming back home after college, baldness and needles — all of which he experienced in the last nine months. During the breaks between his chemotherapy cources, Jack spends his time at home playing World of Warcraft, watching television and playing computer games.

Aafreen Mahmood

March 12, 2012

His body curled up into a ball, lying on a hospital bed after several surgeries and chemotherapy treatments: he was motionless — except for a single finger brushing the back of his mother’s hand. “He couldn’t speak, but he was just trying to thank [his] mom and give her the message,” Chinese...

Staff, administrators, AADP to hold donor registry on Feb. 10

Jack Chin (far right) has been battling leukemia since the summer of 2011. Since Jan. 13, the family has been in search of a bone marrow match. To assist them in the search, staff members and administration in conjunction with AADP will be holding a donor registry during the senior boys basketball game on Feb. 10. Photo used with permission of Steffi Lau.

Aafreen Mahmood

February 8, 2012

Jack Chin, a Class of 2007 alumnus, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the summer of 2011. After numerous medical tests, Chin was informed that he needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. To assist him in the search for a matching donor, staff members and administration will be hold...