El Estoque

Modeling the future: MVHS students advance to finalist symposium for national mathematical modeling competition

Modeling the future: MVHS students advance to finalist symposium for national mathematical modeling competition

Brian Xu

April 10, 2020

Each year, the Actuarial Foundation hosts the Modeling the Future (MTF) Challenge, a competition for high school students centered around analyzing data through mathematical models. Junior Parth Asawa, junior Richard Liu, junior Eric Zhang and senior Brandon Guo formed a team called “10% Rule” an...

Why I rejected two modeling offers

Why I rejected two modeling offers

Sreya Kumar

February 6, 2020

The modeling industry is built upon the male gaze and racism

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

Sara Yang

September 21, 2011

Video by Kevin Tsukii and Christophe Haubursin. Music by oldDog used under Creative Commons licensing.   Freshman Miki Rai has been working in the entertainment industry since the age of 10. She first auditioned and signed with Models Inc. Talent Agency in fifth grade; since then, she has tackled modeling, acting and singing jobs. “I’m not the best out there, there’s so many people to choose from,” Rai said. “But I do try my best and give 200 percent of...

Life behind the scenes

Life behind the scenes

Sara Yang

September 21, 2011

Touring San Francisco in French designer duds, laughing with friends along the way—while this may seem like a scene from a typical day in the good life, a closer look reveals what something not so normal about the picture. Take a hint from the cameras following the smiling teenagers. This is not a pleasure...