El Estoque

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission
Examining rising activism in Eastern Asia
June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China,...

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy
Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times

Club Commission requires meeting minutes as of Feb. 11

Club Commission now requires clubs to take meeting minutes and submit them with a confirmation form by 3 p.m. a week after the meeting was held. According to lead commissioner senior Zerreen Kazi, the commission is attempting to be more official in its policies and comply with state auditors’ regulations. Screenshot by Karen Feng.
February 27, 2014

New rule requires club officers to submit meeting minutes to comply with state auditing regulations but meets backlash. [dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]t the Club Council meeting on Feb. 11 in the auditorium,...

New semester presents changes in office staff

Former Attendance Technician Calvin Wong became the new Financial Technician at the beginning of second semester. He was offered the position following Judy Ma’s retirement last semester. Photo by Colin Kim.
February 13, 2014

Changes in the office bring new responsibilities for Calvin Wong and Monique Balentine.   If you were recently late to class or had to check out from school to go home, you may have...

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school
November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Alarm senses tingling The gym was dark, cold and completely quiet when woodshop teacher Ted Shinta arrived. He headed...

Remembering Ruben

Remembering Ruben
April 10, 2013

He was our Campus Supervisor for over 15 years, but his title does not begin to capture the impact he had on the school community Spanish teacher Maria Autran will never forget the afternoon...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls
December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room
December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like...

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided
September 14, 2010

  Administration hopes to continue varsity boys basketball’s recent success with a new head coach   In a move that surprised much of the MVHS community, varsity boys basketball...

El Estoque on Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

El Estoque on Point: The 2011 ROTB scene
September 2, 2010

Despite administrative changes, class of 2011 students arrived at ROTB early in hopes of changing schedules El Estoque on Point is the news section’s recurring feature aimed at soliciting...

El Estoque On Point: The 2011 ROTB scene

El Estoque On Point: The 2011 ROTB scene
September 1, 2010

Despite administrative changes, class of 2011 students arrive at ROTB early in hopes of changing schedules  

Wong fills in as AP Secretary

Wong fills in as AP Secretary
March 2, 2010

Calvin Wong temporarily replaces Debbie Mandac as AP Secretary People visiting the ASB office during these last few months of the year will be surprised to find a familiar face in an unfamiliar place. Debbie...

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