El Estoque

Textisms act as communication cues

Textisms act as communication cues

Charlotte Chui

November 20, 2019

The language of text messages acts as communication cues

Communication culture

Konanoor smiles while taking a photo with her family in India. Photo used with permission from Siri Konanoor.

Jacqueleine Liu

October 25, 2019

Exploring the effect that language has on relationships

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg

September 26, 2017

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second home game of the season. Senior Neha Mylvaganan has been playing against MHS for the last four year...

Breakdown of parent-child communication

FUHSD Board of Trustees President Hung Wei, a parent of MVHS alumni and Verdadera adviser, believes that lack of communication is a prevalent problem within many families. She strongly emphasizes the importance of family time. When her three children attended MVHS, they were constantly busy; the family was rarely able to sit down for dinner together. Instead, Wei left the meal on the table so her children could microwave the food at their convenience. Photo illustration by Sara Yang.

Akshay Agrawal

March 12, 2012

This content item relates to “A broken childhood,” which appeared in the March 12 issue of the El Estoque print magazine. Her mother knew how frustrated she was — with the academic stress, the busy schedule, the disjointed communication with her father. “Please don’t go do something st...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Akshay Agrawal

December 9, 2011

After soliciting questions concerning change at MVHS from readers, El Estoque sought answers from Dean of Students Michael Hicks and 2012 class officers. In the following videos, Hicks speaks to student-administration communication and dances, while the class officers discuss graduation. ...

Google is feeling lucky

Google is feeling lucky

Karishma Mehrotra

January 14, 2010

Teenagers have a growing addiction: Google   Read More »...

Silence is golden

Silence is golden

Aafreen Mahmood

November 3, 2009

Words don't always speak for themselves Read More »...

Pop, lock, let’s talk

Pop, lock, let's talk

Aafreen Mahmood

September 18, 2009

Sex gets everyone's attention. See? Read More »