El Estoque

My brother and I at a cruise ship photoshoot in 2009. Photo courtesy of Gauri Manoj | Used with Permission

Dear Sid

Gauri Manoj May 4, 2021
How my friendship with my older brother shaped me into who I am today
The strangers we know

The strangers we know

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Examining the benefits of friendships that develop solely online during quarantine
A learning experience: the story of our friendship

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

Tanish Mendki and Jefferson Le December 15, 2019
A recap of everything that makes our friendship memorable
In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh March 28, 2019

“Jennifer Garner copied me.”   When Alice Wu wore a black, punk rock skirt to school, Jessica Lee, her friend since sixth grade, would distance herself from Alice in embarrassment. Nobody...

Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

Stuti Upadhyay October 3, 2018

It’s the first day of school and I’m asked to share a fun fact about myself. I’m at a family party and someone asks me what my hobbies are. I’m in Chinese class and I’m supposed to deliver a...

Cookie connections

Cookie connections

Helen Chao and Emma Lam March 2, 2018

Written with Emma Lam  A box of Girl Scout cookies sitting out in the open is simply asking for trouble — specifically, it’s asking for a stampede of hungry kids. These cookies may be a familiar...

Paraeducator Eli Yamauchi attends the Ohana meeting in room C210.

The meaning of Ohana

Swara Tewari February 1, 2018

The students packed into room C210 put their heads down on their desks, trying not to peek. They were playing Heads Up Seven Up, one of the activities planned for the Ohana meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 24....

Test of time: how seniors have kept long lasting friendships

Test of time: how seniors have kept long lasting friendships

Jessica Xing May 25, 2017

Story by Kalpana Gopalkrishnan and Jessica Xing eniors Salil Uttarwar and Karan Mehta didn’t get off to the best start. In fourth grade, the two attended Regnart Elementary School but didn’t...

A visit from the God Squad

A visit from the God Squad

Malini Ramaiyer June 8, 2016

After their mission trip to King City in March, a small group of MVHS students decided to take their faith to school. They sit behind the swimming pool during brunch every Tuesday and Thursday and talk...

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Behind the not-so-secret Secret Santa gift exchanges

Fatima Ali December 11, 2015

n the midst of a grueling marathon of studying for finals, some friend groups have decided to launch a Secret Santa campaign in an effort to raise morale and de-stress. No matter how inexpensive or austere...

Ananamousse

Ananamousse

Yaamini Venkataraman February 23, 2010

Music didn't make these two friends, but it brought them closer     {cc-by-nc-sa}

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