El Estoque

Debate captain qualifies for national championships

Debate captain qualifies for national championships

Kevin Guo

December 10, 2011

On Dec. 4, senior Michelle Jiang placed among the top eight Lincoln-Douglas debaters at the Alta Black and Silver Invitational Tournament in Salt Lake City and became the first MVHS student to qualify for the Tournament of Champions in five years. The Tournament of Champions, which will be held at the University of Kentucky towards the end of April 2012, is a...

Lincoln-Douglas debate reaches KMS students

At the end of the Dec. 7 meeting, seniors Sokena Zaidi and Michelle Jiang and sophomore Ashutosh Jindal gather the Kennedy Middle School students to summarize the lesson on value criteria. Lincoln-Douglass debaters have begun teaching at KMS every Wednesday since the beginning of October to familiarize middle schoolers with LD concepts and critical thinking skills prior to entering high school. Photo by Lisa Zhang.

Lisa Zhang

December 9, 2011

“Was Warren Buffett ever poor?” “I don’t know, he’s been rich for so long no one remembers.” As soon as the door opens, lively discussions of rich kings and slumdog millionaires blast from Kennedy Middle School’s Portable D. MVHS students arrived at ...

La Pluma is open for student submissions

The current issue of La Pluma was distributed at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The cover design and pages were all designed by senior Helen Han. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Stephanie Chang

November 26, 2011

“Imagination is the sub-conscious, internal view of a person. When you meet someone, you may see facts about them, but you don’t see how they think. Creativity lets that inner-self, that imagination show,” La Pluma president senior Michelle Jiang said. La Pluma is a club that was started in 2007 by class of 2010 alum...

Speech and Debate presents annual showcase

Speech and Debate presents annual showcase

Laura Yang

September 16, 2010

  The third annual showcase will present a sample of the team’s works on Sept. 17 Read More »...