El Estoque

In the 18th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Jim Birdsong 50 questions

50 Questions with Jim Birdsong

Melody Cui October 13, 2021
In the 18th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Jim Birdsong 50 questions
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A forever war ends: The comic version

Melody Cui, Sophia Ma, and Minjae Kang October 12, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

The controversy behind Afghanistan

Melody Cui and Minjae Kang September 22, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
Capitan and senior Ryan Hong prepares to block a goal from CHS. Photo by Melody Cui

Varsity Boys Water Polo defeats Cupertino High School 15-6

Melody Cui and Gauri Manoj September 16, 2021
MVHS maintains a lead throughout its first win of the season
With two blockers in front of her, senior Marissa Jensen prepares to spike the ball across the court. Photo by Irene Tang

Varsity Girls Volleyball wins 3-2 in a thrilling comeback against Notre Dame

Irene Tang and Melody Cui September 4, 2021
Lady Mats continue their undefeated streak after winning their fifth game of the season
Denouncing the political hegemony that currently dominates America | Graphic by Sophia Ma

Stop politicizing apolitical issues

Melody Cui August 27, 2021
Denouncing the political hegemony that currently dominates America
An illustration of the COVID-19 vaccine Graphic by Sophia Ma

Behind both doses

Anika Sharma and Melody Cui May 21, 2021
Examining the experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Exploring philosophies students and teachers began following due to the pandemic

Quarantine mottos to live by

Melody Cui and Sophia Ma May 9, 2021
Exploring philosophies students and teachers began following due to the pandemic
Examining the environmental harms of poorly constructed clothing. Illustration | Sophia Ma

Let’s stop supporting fast fashion

Melody Cui April 3, 2021
Examining the environmental harms of poorly constructed clothing
Illustration of a girl crying  while on the phone | By Sophia Ma

Let’s stop normalizing and minimizing the impact of eating disorders

Melody Cui March 5, 2021
Examining social media’s detrimental portrayal of eating disorders
Senior Skylar Ploshay dribbles the ball across the field.

Man on the street: Captains on their most important leadership trait

Melody Cui and Riya Ravuri February 10, 2021
Captains of MVHS sports teams share the reasoning behind their preferred leadership traits
MVHS alumnae 18 Mikaela Lee competes at a kung fu tournament

Martial Arts

MVHS students participate in judo, karate, kung fu and taekwondo
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