El Estoque

Administration’s resolution of a “freaking” misunderstanding represents a step in the right direction

Dean of Students Nico Flores at work two days before the Welcome Back Dance on August 20. Administration’s conversation with ASB — which Flores was a part of — helped clarify any misunderstanding between the two parties regarding the practice of front-to-back dancing, which is allowed under strict, responsible regulation. Photo by Pranav Parthasarathy.

Pranav Parthasarathy

August 21, 2014

Sex carries quite an awkward connotation for high school students. At a younger age — primary school and early years of junior high — students find the entire subject barred from discussion, locked behind institutionalized censorship, as in movie and video game ratings. At an older age, college years...

A closer look at the real problem when it comes to dirty dancing

Ankita Tejwani

September 26, 2012

Freaking is acceptable ― but only if you do it the right way. Freaking has always been controversial at MVHS, but in the battle between students and administration, a major group is discountedó the teachers. Let's be honest: students aren't going to stop freaking any time soon. But that is...

Grandma is watching you

Soumya Kurnool

April 11, 2012

I've always been a total grandma when it comes to dancing — I do not condone even the thought of such public self humiliation. So it is perfectly reasonable that I would hope to never attend a high school dance in my life. But then I defied common sense yet again and went to Sadies to write this...

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Freak-out at Welcome Back Dance

Deepa Kollipara

September 14, 2009

Administration enforces controversial 'face-to-face with a little bit of space' policy at the first dance. Read More »...