El Estoque

When life felt normal: MVHS edition

Photo used with permission | Kristen Hsieh

Justine Ha and Oishee Misra

June 1, 2020

Inspired by The New York Times, MVHS students reminisce on moments before COVID-19 cancellations

Senior Memories

A compilation of all of El Estoque's coverage of the Class of 2020 during the 2019-20 school year

Anushka De, News Editor

May 27, 2020

A compilation of senior’s best memories from the 2019-2020 school year

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

Tanish Mendki and Jefferson Le

December 15, 2019

A recap of everything that makes our friendship memorable

Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

Stuti Upadhyay

March 13, 2019

Red, green and blue lights pulse off the walls. Crowds of students jump and thrash their arms in the air, yelling lyrics to the newest Post Malone song. The air is sticky and stifling from bodies packed together like sardines. Girls walk around clutching their heels, while boys with wrinkly shirt...

An Open Letter

An Open Letter

Stuti Upadhyay

May 22, 2018

Dear Brother, Six days. Six days, and you’ll be done with tutorials, seven period days, bells, passing periods - done with high school. You’ll graduate high school and move on to college, move on to the next chapter in your life. And what does that mean for me? I’ll have my own car. I’ll b...

Who are we? Teachers’ favorite childhood memories

Who are we? Teachers' favorite childhood memories

Fatima Ali

September 8, 2015

ver wondered what crazy adventures your teachers had back when they were your age? Sometimes the “back in my day” stories can get old, but on occasion, we come across duels in forests, 5 a.m. ice-hockey practices, and water balloons thrown out of moving cars. Click on the audio to hear four teacher...

That’ll be one order of nostalgia, please

That’ll be one order of nostalgia, please

Soumya Kurnool

February 15, 2013

SOUMYA: Home of the trashy It might seem odd to be attached to our cafeteria. Let’s face it. Most of the time, it was filled with junk — Munchies wrappers, abandoned orange juice cartons, soggy plates, half-eaten burgers, lonely ketchup packets — a trash-laden graveyard. Whenever I happened to si...

A mental playlist

A mental playlist

Cynthia Mao

February 2, 2012

On Jan. 8, 2011, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head outside of a Safeway in Tuscon, Arizona. The bullet passed through the part of her brain that controlled speech and language comprehension. Her skull was cracked head.” like a sheet of glass. Two weeks later, still in the...