El Estoque

Creative entrepreneurs for a cause

Sophomores Angela Doncsev and Nikita Swaminathan model the Lav and Butterfly hoodies.
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM
October 31, 2020
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM

Merch madness

Merch madness
Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
April 10, 2020
Exploring four types of merchandise on campus

Stories of our art

In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.
A look at the visual artists of MVHS
December 17, 2019
A look at the visual artists of MVHS

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms
Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year
August 25, 2019
Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year

The craft of branding: Design It officers share the facets of design

The craft of branding: Design It officers share the facets of design
How Design It implements the facets of design techniques through promotion
April 8, 2019
How Design It implements the facets of design techniques through promotion

Class of 2019 levels up

Class of 2019 levels up
How Alisha Gao made the 2019 class sweatshirt
March 2, 2019

Unlike previous years, the MVHS class of 2019 did not vote from a variety of other designs when deciding their class apparel this year. Instead, 2019 class officers chose senior Alisha Gao to design their...

The benefits of commercial art

The benefits of commercial art
December 11, 2017

ommercial art is not just painting or sketching. It’s a tedious process, with intricate planning and designing. The purpose of commercial art is to promote, explain and inform with design. Art teacher...

MIT Launch team plans for the 2017 competition

MIT Launch team plans for the 2017 competition
October 20, 2017

fter struggling to fit their project into the education theme last year, MIT Launch members seniors Hannah Kan and Grace Luo and juniors Karina Wang and Iris Dong are back to make their dream of affordable...

Design it discusses the importance of fonts

Design it discusses the importance of fonts
October 20, 2017

tudents sat around computers in room A103 on Oct. 13, the bright light from the screens illuminating their faces as Design It officers went through a power point describing the do's and dont's of fonts....

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018

MVHS Construction: Fall 2016-2018
October 16, 2016

he cafeteria being built in 2014 was an extensive upgrade to MVHS and largely contributes to its campus environment, but it is only the tip of the renovation iceberg. Principal April Scott explained that...

Diverse opportunities in art world debunk “starving artist’ notion

Diverse opportunities in art world debunk “starving artist' notion
October 21, 2015

he “starving artist” is a person who chooses a life of poverty in order to fully devote themselves to their art-related ambitions. Vincent Van Gogh, for example, managed to sell only one painting during...

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