El Estoque

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Iman Malik and Brian Xu

January 10, 2020

Most students of the MVHS community are accustomed to seeing two parents when they come home from school every day. But this experience is not one that is shared by all. According to a survey of 350 MVHS students, 9% of students live primarily with one parent. Below are the stories of three members of...

Lessons From Around the World

Lessons From Around the World

Oishee Misra, Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Shuvi Jha, Leanna Sun, and Sarah Young

December 19, 2019

Exploring the differences in policies and systems between the U.S. and foreign countries

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition
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Oishee Misra and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 23, 2019

Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks

MV Bhangra: From missing advisor to new team

Prospective MV Bhangra members attend workshops in order to learn and perfect a short routine. Prior dance experience was not required in order to attend, since they were taught the basics.

October 12, 2019

MV Bhangra changes advisors and conducts tryouts to start off the 2019-20 season

I am always a piece away

Visual for Stamp Column

Rachel Jiang

September 11, 2019

Exploring how stamps have inspired me to do things that define me right now

Power’s out

Power's out

Shuvi Jha

January 23, 2019

How a power outage helped me put my life and priorities in perspective

Mock Trial: Building a family

Members of Mock Trial gather to take a picture at one of their many competitions where they fight a fake case against other schools in front of a judge and a panel of attorneys. Photo used with permission of Irene McNelis

Jasmine Lee and Alyssa Hui

January 20, 2019

Mock Trial officers reflect on their past experiences and reveal what the club means to them

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Ohana Club: A close-knit family

Swara Tewari

March 3, 2018

Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian, and that is exactly what MVHS’ Ohana Club is: a large family. The club’s purpose is to facilitate friendships between special needs students and peer buddies and to create a comfortable, welcoming environment for the special needs students to socialize in. All m...

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017

*Names starting with M are false names to protect the anonymous sources. abel had no idea something was terribly wrong. Not when the world began spinning around her as she warmed up in P.E. Not when she could barely finish one slice of turkey and a spoonful of mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving dinn...

Politics over the table

Politics over the table

Mallika Singh

December 9, 2017

t holiday family gatherings, the atmosphere is typically excited and warm. Hugs and warm greetings are exchanged as the family settles around the table. The conversation tends to start out lightly — school, work, weather, some catching up. But when the conversation transitions into politics, the ton...

In the same boat: Sophomore Revan Aponso inherits his love for rowing

Photo by Sannidhi Menon

Sannidhi Menon

October 20, 2017

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 a.m. every Monday. He needs to be at the Redwood City Port by 5 a.m. When he arrives, he grabs a boat and fixes LED lights onto the boat – it’s still dark out. The crew rows for an hour, sometimes as far as twelve kilometers, and carries the boats back in, wa...