El Estoque

Class Clowns

Class Clowns

Anjali Singh

March 13, 2020

Students and faculty share their experiences being or dealing with class clowns

The different expectations that different sexes face

The different expectations that different sexes face

Tanish Mendki and Claire Wen

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 sitting close to her whispered under his breath, “Oh my god! She actually knows something!” ...

50 Questions with I-Chu Chang

50 Questions with I-Chu Chang

Sophia Chen and Annie Zhang

January 28, 2020

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

Inner battles

Inner battles

Hannah Lee and Brian Xu

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

Robert Liu

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 Go. During lunch on Sept. 23, students gathered around gridded wooden boards in a corner of Chinese t...

Work and Play

Work and Play

Laasya Koduru

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 Great Gatsby.” Students then decide whether they agree or disagree with the statements and congreg...

Time for dinner

Time for dinner

Jennifer Lee

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 night, and Chang, her husband and her son are seated at the dinner table in a candlelit dining room...

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.

Aafreen Mahmood

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 couldn’t speak, but he was just trying to thank [his] mom and give her the message,” Chinese...

Asian Americans’ new role in entertainment

Asian Americans’ new role in entertainment

Nona Penner

August 30, 2010

 Asian American artists emerge in the entertainment industry to change and redefine stereotypes   Read More »...

Car crashes into house of MVHS Chinese teacher

Car crashes into house of MVHS Chinese teacher

Laura Yang

November 18, 2009

Driver loses control of Acura and drives into Cupertino home Read More »...