El Estoque

The friends we overlook

The friends we overlook

Robert Liu and Annie Zhang

April 10, 2019

an I see what you wrote for that?” “There was so much homework last night. I barely finished. You?” “Did you have chemistry yet? Was the lab hard?” We often find these inquiries tumbling from our lips. Classroom friends — the people who slump between the spectrum of passive stranger...

Bouquet of orchids

Bouquet of orchids

Alyssa Hui, Claire Wen, Helen Chao, Hannah Lee, Herman Saini, and Collin Qian

April 9, 2019

The Malihini Orchid Society hosts the 2019 Annual Orchid Sale and Culture

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Flora Peng and Emily Xia

March 31, 2019

In 2016, the U.S. ranked no. 1 in the world for total candy retail volume, which means that over 5 million pounds of sweets were consumed throughout the year. With options ranging from Japanese Kit Kats to German Haribo gummies, commercial candy in the U.S. contributed to roughly 13% of adults’ to...

Whitewashed

Whitewashed

Swara Tewari, Features editor

March 4, 2019

When I was a little girl, my mom loved dressing my sister and I in Indian clothes. She adorned us in colorful outfits with thousands of tiny sequins and beads sewn on, sliding tinkling bangles up our wrists and fixing glittery clips in our hair. Then, we would twirl around, as if we were little princesses...

Welcoming diversity

Welcoming diversity

Jai Uparkar

November 21, 2018

enior Sabina Law remembers the first time she was introduced to Bhangra. When she was a freshman, she watched the Bhangra team perform a routine for the MVHS Dance Team, which she was part of, and noticed how the dance form was completely different from her own. She was used to performing softer mov...

IASA’s plans for the year

IASA’s plans for the year

Shuvi Jha

September 28, 2018

IASA, which stands for Indo-American Student Association, held its first meeting of the year on Sept. 20 in room E201. The room was abuzz with rounds of laughter, as students from different racial backgrounds played a friendly game of Bollywood Kahoot. Samosas were passed out at the end of the lunch per...

Traveling the globe

Charlotte Chui and Swara Tewari

September 16, 2018

hen junior Dan Sachs’ brother discovered a summer program that provided an opportunity to travel abroad, learn a new language and immerse himself in a new culture, it peaked Sachs’ interest. Sachs reviewed the options out of the other countries available, eventually applying and being accept...

Traveling the Globe

Traveling the Globe

Swara Tewari, Charlotte Chui

September 16, 2018

Students share international experiences from the past summer