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Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev, Website Editor October 25, 2021

October 25 On Oct. 8, CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that will require high school students to complete an ethnic studies course to meet graduation requirements, starting in the 2029-30 school...

Exploring the effects of free lunch at FUHSD this school year

Free lunch explained

Krish Dev, Website Editor September 26, 2021

After a budget surplus, California has implemented a statewide free lunch program that guarantees lunch to more than six million students at public schools. The universal program means that 100% of FUHSD...

50 Questions with Brian Chow

50 Questions with Brian Chow

Krish Dev, Website Editor September 22, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with Art teacher Brian Chow to ask him 50 questions. Chow shares his most embarrassing moment, his favorite childhood memory...

The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors stand together in the gym during the 2014 Homecoming Rally. Though the rally began organized, chaos ensued near the end due to the confusion about the final results. Photo by Aditya Pimplaskar

Declining enrollment impacts teachers

Krish Dev and Gavin Hung September 18, 2021

While the 2020 census data show an increase in 614,901 residents between 2010 and 2020, the FUHSD school district continues to contend with declining enrollment in its five high schools. According to the...

Three teachers give their thoughts on the transition to hybrid learning.

Teachers voice their opinions on hybrid learning

Krish Dev, Web Editor May 14, 2021

As conditions in California with COVID-19 continued to improve, MVHS transitioned to hybrid learning as of April 19. Most students remain at home, but some students chose to go to school in person...

50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

50 Questions with Mark Carpenter

Krish Dev, Web Editor May 8, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with English teacher Mark Carpenter to ask him 50 questions. Carpenter shares his fondest memory of high school, what he would...

A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
The MVHS community looks back on initial COVID-19 pandemic reactions a year later.

A year of reflection

Krish Dev and Leanna Sun March 26, 2021

 Last year in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, and countries began to impose stay-at-home orders. For many of us, March 13 marked the last...

Graphic of title with a lilac and beige checker background.

Rediscovering chess

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

  My first experience with chess was in first grade, when I went to a chess club after school for the first time. My mom signed me up as she thought it would be fun, and she was absolutely right....

50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

50 Questions with Shozo Shimazaki

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor January 21, 2021
In the 12th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Shozo Shimazaki 50 questions
A portrait of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund standing in the balcony of the Cannon Rotunda

Asian American representation in politics

Krish Dev and Leanna Sun December 5, 2020
Examining the milestones of Asian American involvement in government
Healthcare

Healthcare

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor October 27, 2020
Healthcare issues at stake in the 2020 election
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