El Estoque

Running out of time

Running out of time

Anish Vasudevan

September 28, 2019

A football player’s opinion on the declining numbers of MVHS football and the temporary loss of the junior varsity team

Out of Action

Out of Action

Tabitha Mendez, Swara Tewari, and Lance Tong

September 27, 2019

Although tradition holds that no American high school experience is complete without football, sophomore and varsity football player John Masegian believes that MVHS is an exception to that norm. In his eyes, football culture is dying. Masegain’s father is a MVHS alumni, and played football on the...

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...

Conflicting Commitment

Conflicting Commitment

Rajas Habbu and Gauri Kaushik

April 12, 2019

For sophomore Henry Zhai, the summer before his freshman year was filled with going back and forth between practices. He played the summer season for his club volleyball team while also attending the MVHS color guard team’s summer workshop. It was only after summer ended and school began that he reali...

Playing with style

Playing with style

Anish Vasudevan

April 10, 2019

It was 7:59 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The second bell for school was just about to ring, and freshman Ronit Ramchandani was on his phone in the back of class. As clock hit 8 a.m., he slid his thumbs down the screen, glancing up to make sure the teacher wasn’t looking in his direction. He refreshed ...