El Estoque

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

Purple pride

Purple pride

Alyssa Hui

May 22, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

MVHS takes steps to get rid of gender binaries in graduation gowns and senior portraits

Neverending Lists

Neverending Lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

any MVHS students have little time to pursue fun activities, go on trips or engage in non-academic endeavors to break away from their tedious schedule. Some students create bucket lists with activities that they want to pursue before the next chapter of their lives. Many seniors having little time left bef...

Last words: Seniors reflect on their hopes and regrets in high school

Last words: Seniors reflect on their hopes and regrets in high school

Elizabeth Han

June 6, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Co-reported by Mingjie Zhong and Grace Zhou June 3, 2016. 97 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s a hot and sticky morning under a vivid blue sky. Hundreds of seniors swelter in robes of purple and white, each surrounded by peers and memories from the last four years. For the seniors and audience alike, th...

Class of 2013 graduation and baccalaureate speakers announced

Class of 2013 graduation and baccalaureate speakers announced

Margaret Lin

May 13, 2013


Filed under Main slider, NEWS, Uncategorized

Six students are chosen to present speeches by administration, teachers and students. Read More »...

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Graduation moved back to MVHS

Cynthia Mao

May 15, 2012


Filed under NEWS

With less than a month until graduation, seniors received some unexpected news. At lunch on Tuesday, May 10, all the seniors were called into the rally court for an announcement: They would be graduating at MVHS this year. Because of the field construction, plans had previously been made for ...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Akshay Agrawal

December 9, 2011


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

After soliciting questions concerning change at MVHS from readers, El Estoque sought answers from Dean of Students Michael Hicks and 2012 class officers. In the following videos, Hicks speaks to student-administration communication and dances, while the class officers discuss graduation. ...

Location and time of 2012 graduation changed

Location and time of 2012 graduation changed

Rachel Beyda

November 6, 2011


Filed under NEWS

  On Nov. 1 Principal April Scott sent a Schoolloop message announcing that the 2012 graduation will be held at Foothill College at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8. Though students already knew that graduation would not be on campus due to incomplete field renovations, they were unaware that the ceremony would be held on Friday morning until the annou...

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Track and field renovations to begin in late September

Anushka Patil

September 8, 2011


Filed under NEWS

The track and fields on campus will be reconstructed during late September. After the Department of State Architects (DSA) approved the project, administration was notified on Sept. 1, and construction will begin as soon as possible. The track and field will be unusable for approximately the next 12 mo...