El Estoque

Escaping behind my steering wheel

I clutch the wheel tightly as I drive to my behind-the-wheel test.
How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place
September 12, 2020
How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place

Dangers of Driving

Photo by Collin Qian
MVHS students and administration reflect on some of their most dangerous moments behind the wheel
December 15, 2019
MVHS students and administration reflect on some of their most dangerous moments behind the wheel

Driving to the brink

Driving to the brink
Weighing the costs of driving in high school
September 27, 2019
Weighing the costs of driving in high school

New rides of MVHS

New rides of MVHS
Three cars, three drivers, three stories
March 13, 2019

Sushma Bana Fuel efficient and capable of gliding down the road as if in an ideal frictionless situation. As a math and physics teacher, this is Sushma Bana’s description of her dream car. However,...

In Due Time

In Due Time
March 7, 2018

Senior Juliane Tsai spent countless hours of her senior year behind the wheel of her car, learning to drive. Tsai also holds two jobs — tutoring and babysitting children throughout the week. She thinks...

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed

An Evolving Youth: A look into MVHS party culture has changed
March 10, 2017

n 1972, after Friday night football games, MVHS students would meet up at the McDonald's near highway nine, now known as De Anza Blvd. There was a Taco Bell, a Shakey's Pizza and a parking lot packed with...

#DeleteUber is trending in response to the incident at JFK airport

#DeleteUber is trending in response to the incident at JFK airport
February 5, 2017

Recently, the #DeleteUber has been trending on Twitter. More than 200,000 Uber accounts have been deleted, according to a report from The New York Times It all started on Jan. 28.  According to Forbes...

Ride Along: MVHS students discuss the year of driving rule

Ride Along: MVHS students discuss the year of driving rule
September 21, 2016

enior Spencer Sullivan-Hayes got into an accident while driving at night over spring break of 2016. Earlier that day, it had rained and the roads were slippery. He approached the intersection when the...

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers

Statistically driving: looking at the numbers behind student drivers
September 16, 2016

For more, see Ride Along from the Sept. issue of El Estoque hether it be through their 18th birthday, graduating high school or getting their driver’s license, there are many ways that a teenager...

CAUTION: Grandma behind the wheel

CAUTION: Grandma behind the wheel
November 19, 2012

  You know you live a sad life when you have to wait in the Bus Circle until 5 p.m. for your parents to pick you up while all your friends simply zip off in their own cars to go home, to Chipotle...

Teens numb to gas price increases

Although the shutdown of the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA means that gas prices will be driven up, teens are so used to prices increasing that they don't notice the financial, much less environmental, impact. Illustration by Shuyi Qi.
August 23, 2012

These past few weeks have been a fiasco with shootings at Aurora, Colo. and a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. And just recently, on Aug. 6, an explosion at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California forced...

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