El Estoque

La Identidad: what names reveal about MVHS’s origins

A group photo in MVHS's first yearbook in 1970. Photo used with permission of El Valedor.

Jessica Xing

March 10, 2017

t was the summer of 1969. Students from Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead and Lynbrook High School filed into the courtyard to become what would be MVHS’ first graduating class. Janet Melikian Nauss, alumni from MVHS class of ‘72, remembers that the gym wasn’t even completed yet when a small gro...

Senior All-Night Party online auction ends April 7

Senior All-Night Party parents and volunteers who were a part of the food committee present treats from Asia, coordinating their food with the international theme for the event which took place on June 10, 2010. According to committee co-chair Barbara Goldman, a large portion of the Senior All-Night Party budget is dedicated to food and entertainment. Photo used with permission of Valerie Hayes.

Aafreen Mahmood

April 6, 2012

The 2012 Senior All-Night Party Committee’s online auction will be ending on April 7 at 11:59 p.m. The auction features over 75 items, donated by local businesses, such as food, gift certificates, concert tickets and car service coupons for which community members can bid either above or below the...

Breakdown of parent-child communication

FUHSD Board of Trustees President Hung Wei, a parent of MVHS alumni and Verdadera adviser, believes that lack of communication is a prevalent problem within many families. She strongly emphasizes the importance of family time. When her three children attended MVHS, they were constantly busy; the family was rarely able to sit down for dinner together. Instead, Wei left the meal on the table so her children could microwave the food at their convenience. Photo illustration by Sara Yang.

Akshay Agrawal

March 12, 2012

This content item relates to “A broken childhood,” which appeared in the March 12 issue of the El Estoque print magazine. Her mother knew how frustrated she was — with the academic stress, the busy schedule, the disjointed communication with her father. “Please don’t go do something st...