El Estoque

Sitting it out

Sitting it out

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents clad in fancy dresses and suits strut onto the dance floor, swaying to the loud drumming music. However, for sophomore Dyuthy Ramachandran, this night is a night to spend with her family.While Ramachandran enjoys school dances and wants to go to prom, her current friend group does not share this ...

Show time for MVHS Raas

Show time for MVHS Raas

Stuti Upadhyay

February 8, 2019


Filed under Briefs

The first few months of a new year are busy for most MVHS students: full of tests, projects, standardized testing, extracurriculars and much more. But for the MVHS Raas team, the period between January and April means show season. According to junior Shreya Guha, a third year member on Raas, the ...

Bringing back Winter Formal

Bringing back Winter Formal

Claire Wen

January 28, 2019


Filed under Briefs

Scrolling through Instagram the days leading up to Jan. 18, MVHS students could see a bombardment of posts about MVHS’s Winter Formal from leadership students’ and MVHS class accounts. Promotion for the upcoming dance filled people’s feeds, along with posts from the Instagram photo challenge l...

Indian-American Student Association (IASA) kicks off Spotlite

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

December 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) met during lunch for its fourth meeting of the year. The topic of the meeting centered around Spotlite, IASA’s annual cultural showcase. The show raises money for Ekal Vidyalaya, a charity that advocates for children’s education in r...

Falling out of rhythm

Falling out of rhythm

Sreya Kumar

December 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

How I started dancing for my younger self

Welcoming diversity

Welcoming diversity

Jai Uparkar

November 21, 2018


Filed under Briefs

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...

Leading a Lasting Legacy

Leading a Lasting Legacy

Jai Uparkar

September 23, 2018


Filed under Briefs

he odds seem to be stacked against the captains of MV Bhangra. It is  the first time in many years that all the leaders are new to the position. On top of that, they are responsible for finding new and upcoming talent for the team, as nine seniors — about half of their team — had graduated last...

Evolution of the Welcome Back Dance

Evolution of the Welcome Back Dance

Alyssa Hui and Rucha Soman

September 1, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

The spirit of the dance changes over time

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Urban Soul Movement: A member and some of his favorite moves

Alyssa Hui

March 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs

rban Soul Movement is a MVHS club that focuses on learning and practicing breakdancing. It meets every Friday after school in room D109, the dance room. Senior Joshua Citajaya shows off three different moves that he has learned and practiced during his time at USM. The Chair Freeze Demonstrati...

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students who had heard that all of the freshman P.E. classes would be learning a Bollywood dance. Gangur...