El Estoque

Why it’s impossible to stop procrastinating

Why it’s impossible to stop procrastinating

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

After an exhausting day at school, we collapse onto our beds but we can’t help but dread unzipping our backpacks to take out our unfinished homework assignments — so we resort to rolling to the other side of the bed with phone in hand, scrolling through social media, laughing at YouTube videos and ...

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of News, Education

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

Supporting the staff

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu

October 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress. He sat staring at his lunchbox one hectic day and he decided he needed to find another career path. ...

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

Society’s Peas: the hidden stories in our community

May 10, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Ideas, Profile Feature story

Founders of Society Peas discuss the purpose and background of their initiative

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

A Man’s Best Friend: The use of pet therapy

Shuvi Jha

April 13, 2018


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

ith finals and AP exams just lurking around the corner, springtime can be quite stressful for MVHS students. Knowing this, the Bring Change 2 Mind Club is currently exploring various stress-relieving activities to help lighten the school atmosphere, with one of the prominent proposals being the use o...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Big Plans Ahead for Bring Change 2 Mind

Shuvi Jha

February 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs

n Jan. 24, the officers of the Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) Club gathered around during lunch to discuss upcoming events and plans. To find out more about what was on their agenda, including the recent Challenge Day that took place on Feb. 1, look through the infographic below. ...

Bring Change 2 Mind attends Mental Health Summit

Bring Change 2 Mind attends Mental Health Summit

Shuvi Jha

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

n October 22, junior Sarvagnya Chodavarapu, senior Pooja Dandekar and freshman Sunaina Das attended the “Bring Change 2 Mind” High School Student Summit at the Lyft headquarters in San Francisco. The summit, which was led by the “Bring Change 2 Mind” mental-health organization, was arranged in...

A Matador’s Guide to Peer Counseling

A Matador’s Guide to Peer Counseling

Shuvi Jha

September 12, 2017


Filed under Briefs

n Aug. 31, the Peer Counseling Club came together for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 year. Back with brand new ideas, the Peer Counseling Club will be undergoing several major changes this year. For example, the club will now be partnering with the non-profit organization, “Bring Change to Min...

Looking back: How school spirit and discussion about student wellness in school tackles mental health

Shriya Deshpande

May 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

never understood why everyone kept saying “MVHS is so competitive” until my sophomore year of high school. I can remember the specific moment: My friend and I were sitting on a mud-colored bench, she chipping away at a Nature Valley bar while I rambled on about a club we were going to join. At o...

Circle of Love: Interact’s Community project

Circle of Love: Interact’s Community project

Ananya Bhat

March 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Interact’s motto has always been “Service above self,” encouraging members of the club to participate in acts of community service every day. Keeping their motto in mind, Interact organizes two service projects every year: an International project, which focuses more on raising funds for a globa...