El Estoque

Surviving and Thriving

Surviving and Thriving

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng

January 28, 2019


Filed under NEWS

alifornia is well known for being an earthquake-prone state. Every year, in preparation to minimize the potential damage from the San Andreas fault, which is  refer to as a “ticking time bomb,” students undergo practice drills by taking cover underneath desks, and buildings are routinely checked to see i...

Localizing Red Cross

Localizing Red Cross

Swara Tewari, Features editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Briefs

President of Red Cross discusses her journey with the club and her goals for the year

Stan Twitter culture

Stan Twitter culture

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

September 15, 2018


Filed under Culture, OPINION

tan Twitter.” The word “stan” is defined by Oxford Dictionary as an “overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” “Stan Twitter” refers to the individuals on Twitter who create accounts to follow celebrities and connect with others in the same fanbases. For junior Victoria Va...

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

Play On: Tri-M Music Honors Society at the Cherry Blossom Festival

May 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

Swarms of children ran across the playground, filling the atmosphere with their contagious laughter. Groups of families sat on the benches, peacefully relishing in their surroundings. Music cut through the air, spreading cheer and joy amongst the aud ience. Evidently, the Cherry Blossom Festival ...

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd, introducing the play “La Muerte Bail...

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs

Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

Gray area: The MVHS community responds to the passage of Prop. 64

Gray area: The MVHS community responds to the passage of Prop. 64

Anjini Venugopal

January 31, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Special

*Names starting with K are false names to protect the anonymity of the sources ith Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing the possession, processing, transporting and obtaining of marijuana in Calif., a slew of issues pertaining to the community have cropped up — from the lack of licenses...

A holiday full of giving

A holiday full of giving

Jai Uparkar

December 12, 2017


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Local, NEWS, News Multimedia

uring the holidays, many students at MVHS travel to lavish places or spend precious time with their family. However, others spend their weekend at donation centers and community houses trying to provide for the people that live there. Working in these places, the students learn many different lessons a...

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Not another number: Students who freely volunteer for their community

Claire Yang

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

hroughout high school, volunteering often has a reputation for being just another activity to impress colleges. However for many people, acquiring hours is the main goal. For some students like sophomore Jack Tian, volunteering is more than just a number. He currently volunteers through the Califor...

MVHS students present motion sensor jackets to Cupertino City Council

MVHS students present motion sensor jackets to Cupertino City Council

Jasmine Lee

September 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

student with cerebral palsy wanders through the crowded halls during a passing period, attempting to navigate his way through without bumping into anyone. He struggles to stay upright and safe as students push past him in order to get to their classes. Finally, someone knocks him aside, putting him into...