El Estoque

Earthquakes strike the Bay Area

Earthquakes strike the Bay Area

Ria Kolli

January 11, 2018

ophomore Afreen Azad had turned off the lights and was just about to go to bed around 2 a.m. when she suddenly felt like someone was shaking her bed. Azad’s first thought was that her house was being robbed. “I heard from someone who lives near our street that there was a person knocking on their doo...

Earthquake: MVHS reflects on state of school safety after recent Napa earthquake

There is a packet of emergency preparation guidelines in each classroom. Although measures like these are common in schools, some students believe that more precautions should be taken to increase safety. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

Varsha Venkat

September 24, 2014

Story by Varsha Venkat and Jady Wei with additional reporting by Harini Shyamsundar he last time MVHS experienced an on-campus earthquake was in 1989. Most of the teachers and staff members who experienced the tremor have left the school, taking with them the memories of that disaster. The Loma Prieta was nearly a quarter of a century ago. Since then, ...

Earthquake preparedness

Earthquake preparedness

Pranav Iyer

September 16, 2014

*According to Assistant Principal Michael Hicks, the school is earthquake proof. However, El Estoque has yet to verify this information....

Safety for all

Safety for all

Smitha Gundavajhala

September 20, 2011

Stop, drop, and roll. Duck and cover. Under the table. Students carry out specific and mandatory safety drills throughout the year. There are three main drills that MVHS focuses on: fire drills, earthquake drills, and an intrusion drill. Once a month, the fire alarm is bound to ring, pulling students ou...