El Estoque

Secondary School Reports: Tips from the Counselors

Anushka De, News Editor

October 11, 2019

In August, as the new school year rolls around, the rising senior class is confronted with a barrage of deadlines, one for each college application.  Students must face a barrage of deadlines before the barrage of deadlines — asking teachers for letters of recommendation, having to complete regi...

The things school taught me

The things school taught me

Neysa Singh

September 18, 2019

Discovering that school has taught me valuable skills for the future

A tie between reality and spirituality

A tie between reality and spirituality

Annie Zhang

September 3, 2019

y 10-year-old mind races: I’ve seen this before. I remember you, wearing that exact navy v-neck shirt, hands fumbling with two bulky science textbooks, walking in front of me from my left side out of our shared classroom. This is familiar. I’ve already lived this moment already — you, me, this inter...

The future of La Pluma

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 24, 2019

s the school year wraps up, various teams and clubs reflect and rejoice in their accomplishments through celebrations including banquets. Many seniors look back on their extracurriculars as a core, defining aspect of their high school experiences, and hope to pass on their legacies in these clubs by ap...

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019

osing your towels to the toilet and phoning in  room service for assistance doesn’t exactly sound a conventional tournament experience, but for sophomore and Model UN (MUN) training officer Nelson Mu, this memory is one of the countless others that have made his experience on this year’s team unfo...

Constant Change: As I look toward the future

Constant Change: As I look toward the future

Oishee Misra

March 30, 2019

felt the walls closing in. I placed my palms against them, hoping they would recede, but they only continued to surge ahead. All the thoughts usually swirling around in my brain suddenly dissipated, and I — okay, I’m being a little dramatic. Yet contrary to my usual dramatic tendencies, these wal...

Working for the future

Working for the future

Brian Xu and Laasya Koduru

February 3, 2019

Sparkling chandeliers. Lush sofas and curtains. A profitable job. A stable family. This is the life that many wish and plan for throughout the course of their lives, especially MVHS students.   In a competitive learning environment such as MVHS, students often take part in many activities ...

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

A look at FPPN’s annual suturing lab

Michelle Wong

March 3, 2018

rom sheep brains to fetal pigs, it's not uncommon for dissections to take place in physiology and biology classrooms. Students are taught to cut through tissue and cartilage to gain a deeper understanding of how the human body works. But aside from dissections, MVHS’ Future Practicing Physicians Netwo...

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

MVHS holds first technology career night of the year

Jai Uparkar

February 14, 2018

n Thursday, Feb. 1 MVHS held its first career night of 2018, attracting students interested in a future in technology. The night began at 7 p.m. with a speech by Kern Peng, who has worked at Intel for 25 years. Peng discussed the importance of soft skills, like the ability to communicate and give pr...

Exploring the medical field

Exploring the medical field

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017

lthough summer is still far away, due dates for summer program applications are just around the corner. During their meeting on November 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network introduced various internships and programs concerning medicine and research for students to look into. According to senior...