El Estoque

The future of La Pluma

Former and future officers of La Pluma reflect on their previous accomplishments and their hopes for the future
May 24, 2019

s the school year wraps up, various teams and clubs reflect and rejoice in their accomplishments through celebrations including banquets. Many seniors look back on their extracurriculars as a core, defining...

The faces behind La Pluma

October 20, 2017

There are a million details that bombard a person as they walk into room B205. The most overwhelming aspect are the posters that brighten the room’s beige walls, displaying an array of colors, images,...

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise

La Pluma: Breaking down a writing exercise
February 8, 2017

he La Pluma officers sat inside David Clarke’s room on Friday, Feb 1, waiting for their members to come. By 12:50p.m., however, only three members had shown up. Despite the low attendance, according...

La Pluma holds its first staff meeting

La Pluma officers explain the spreadsheet to new staff members. La Pluma hopes that by re implementing the spreadsheet, the club can have a more organized way to keep track of member’s stories
October 12, 2016

he newly picked members of the La Pluma staff sat quietly in their seats as the eight officers stood at the front of the classroom. The solemness lingered in the room as the officers each  introduced...

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year

La Pluma releases its first issue of the year
December 12, 2014

“Her knees touched the tip of her nose. Her voice repelled the idea of returning to defend her inability to do something other could. They were right. She was different and she couldn’t do what they...

College essay workshop to be hosted by La Pluma and National English Honors Society

College essay workshop to be hosted by La Pluma and National English Honors Society
September 29, 2014

nglish clubs La Pluma and National English Honors Society held an officer meeting on Sept. 15 to further develop ideas on a college essay workshop tailored for all students in the application process....

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Sophomore Evan Zhang sings at the La Pluma Coffeehouse. The event featured a variety of acts including singing, dancing and role play. Photo by Varsha Venkat.
April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt...

11 tips to become a better writer

The flyer for the upcoming
February 9, 2014

La Pluma co-president Pooja Desai shares tips to improve writing. 1. Hone your craft by reading. Have a book with you at all times. Read as much as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can. “I...

La Pluma’s upcoming fiction workshops bring artistic community together

 This is the flyer La Pluma has been using to promote their “Build-a-Story”sessions. On Feb. 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., La Pluma will host the first of a series of short story workshops aimed to provide a creative haven for writers. Used with permission of Yashashree Pisolkar.
February 4, 2014

Starting on Feb. 11, the club will aid students in developing creative voice through a series of how-to workshops. At the back of the classroom, a stack of red booklets wilt on a shelf. Embossed...

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience

Video: La Pluma coffee house provides casual, “hipster” experience
April 3, 2013

Stand-up comedians, philosophers, interpreters, musicians — La Pluma’s annual coffee house held on Mar. 29 in the Black Box, was a marriage of all these elements. Attendees could watch the performances...

La Pluma hosts second annual coffee house fundraiser

La Pluma’s second annual coffee house features new performances, including poetry readings, comedy acts and rants by MVHS students. The event is a fundraiser for the publication’s upcoming magazine. Photo used with permission of Libby Kao.
March 28, 2013

Literary magazine hopes to encourage literature and art with night of food and music. When most students want a quick meeting spot with their friends, the first thing they think of is a coffee shop....

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success

La Pluma’s first Coffee House a success
January 25, 2012

For five dollars, you could have stepped into MVHS’s first-ever Coffee House, hosted by student literary magazine La Pluma. You would have seen the bagels and cakes, generously donated by Noah’s...

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