El Estoque

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
September 12, 2020
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020

Class Clowns

Class Clowns
Students and faculty share their experiences being or dealing with class clowns
March 13, 2020
Students and faculty share their experiences being or dealing with class clowns

What’s MVHS laughing at

What's MVHS laughing at
Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS
March 13, 2020
Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS

The different expectations that different sexes face

The different expectations that different sexes face
Exploring internalized sexism at MVHS
February 7, 2020

Senior Sayalee Mylvarrapu was sitting in her Java class when her teacher asked a question. Mylvarrapu raised her hand and, after being called on, gave the correct answer. To her surprise, one of the boys...

50 Questions with I-Chu Chang

In the seventh installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks I-Chu Chang 50 questions about herself
January 28, 2020
In the seventh installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks I-Chu Chang 50 questions about herself

Our cultures in food

Our cultures in food
Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America
November 22, 2019
Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America

Inner battles

Inner battles
Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles
October 25, 2019
Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year

Fresh perspectives: New Go Club officers remark on upcoming year
Examining the goals and aspirations driving this year’s officer team
September 27, 2019

Senior and Go Club president Ethan Wang dipped his hand in a plastic container of polished white marbles and absentmindedly thumbed one between his fingers, preparing to make his next move in a match of...

Work and Play

Work and Play
Activities in the classroom and how it influences student opinions on classes
November 14, 2018

As students walk into Scott Perry’s American Literature class, they immediately lay their sights on the sentences glowing on the walls. Each statement presents an ethical question from the novel “The...

Time for dinner

Time for dinner
November 19, 2012

“Today he asked me if he could fly,” said Chinese teacher I-Chu Chang to her husband as she cut up a piece of meat to put on her five-year-old son’s plate. It’s 6:43 p.m. on a Wednesday...

You don’t know Jack

Jack Chin's biggest fears in life were: coming back home after college, baldness and needles — all of which he experienced in the last nine months. During the breaks between his chemotherapy cources, Jack spends his time at home playing World of Warcraft, watching television and playing computer games.
March 12, 2012

His body curled up into a ball, lying on a hospital bed after several surgeries and chemotherapy treatments: he was motionless — except for a single finger brushing the back of his mother’s hand. “He...

Asian Americans’ new role in entertainment

Asian Americans’ new role in entertainment
August 30, 2010

 Asian American artists emerge in the entertainment industry to change and redefine stereotypes       If America is a mixing pot, then our entertainment industry...

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