El Estoque

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...

2017 class officers reflect on progress made first semester

2017 class officers reflect on progress made first semester

Aanchal Garg

December 16, 2015

ith the semester coming to an end and the holiday season arriving, El Estoque asked 2017 secretary Maddie Park and treasurer Alex Maertens to recap what happened this past semester, including homecoming and multiple fundraisers, as well as their plans for the new year, mainly junior prom. El Estoque:...

Contrasting media in the classroom

Contrasting media in the classroom

Bill Cheng

October 4, 2015

s night falls, frustration builds. That test tomorrow is worth 50 percent of the grade, and students all across the grades at MVHS are in need of answers to their burning questions. The chances are slim that anyone would pick up the phone at midnight, and the teachers have long since gone to bed...

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

Neha Ramchandani

August 22, 2013

As a new wave of students enters the campus and an older generation prepares to leave, students shared their resolutions for the upcoming school year. For freshmen, it brings new experiences; for seniors, it signifies a time to enjoy time with family and friends before taking the next step in their lives. ...

The Prom song problem

The Prom song problem

Smitha Gundavajhala

February 2, 2012

  Junior Prom: an important experience for some, a new experience for most and a one-of-a-kind experience for all. One of the defining moments of this experience is the last song to be played at Prom — the all-important “Prom song.” Now, the main matter of controversy with this issue...

Changes for the American Studies family

Changes for the American Studies family

Sara Yang

August 27, 2010

Increased student interest results in a second American Studies course section   Read More »...

Changes for the American Studies family

Changes for the American Studies family

Sara Yang

August 27, 2010

Increased student interest results in a second American Studies course section   Read More »...

Return of the speaker

Return of the speaker

Sara Yang

April 27, 2010

  A college adviser, admissions officer and college handbook author — all in one   Read More »...

Right now in the middle of somewhere: a look at Middle College and College Now

Right now in the middle of somewhere: a look at Middle College and College Now

Jaime Chu

February 25, 2009

March is a beginning of an end and a beginning of another beginning. While beginning to conclude the current school year, students in grade nine to 11 begin to select courses for next year. Read More »...

Dream floats

Dream floats

Jaime Chu

October 29, 2008

Behind the scene at MVHS's own Pixar studio Read More »