El Estoque

Junior Aria Agarwal takes a nap on the floor during lunch break after getting 5 hours of sleep the night before.

“I only got 4 hours of sleep”

Jiya Singh September 18, 2021

“I only got 4 hours of sleep last night.”  Beginning first period with the discussion of late bedtimes and exhaustion is just another typical morning conversation starter for many MVHS students....

Freshman Ishi Chopra holds a Tigers Eye crystal which represents courage. Photo by Taryn Lam | El Estoque

A guide to crystals

Taryn Lam, Staff Writer September 18, 2021
How MVHS students use crystals in their daily lives
Sophomore Gracie Lee leads Class of 2024 girls dance practices | Photo Illustration by Gauri Manoj

The Class of 2024: Pushing past COVID-19

Justin E Kim and Priscilla Cho September 17, 2021
Sophomores aim to overcome their inexperience and make their first Homecoming memorable
The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
Robert D. Hart Learning Center at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA

The case for a non-traditional college path

Abdullah Memon May 18, 2021
Why seniors should consider alternative paths to higher education
The exterior of the MVHS campus

Returning To Campus

Anika Sharma April 7, 2021
Analyzing the impacts of adopting a hybrid, in-person instructional model
A year of strange time

A year of strange time

Justin Kim March 23, 2021
Reflecting on COVID-19’s effects on my family members’ perception of time
Another message from an ASB candidate for a vote

ASB candidates, please stop DMing us

Lance Tong March 17, 2021
Why campaigns DMing people individually is disingenuous
A bookshelf parallel between the library and my bedroom | Photo by Justin Kim

Ode to libraries

Justin Kim March 8, 2021
How my book-filled room has helped me reminisce about the library environment
Photo by Claire Yang | Used with permission

Diminished club attendance during the distance learning school year

Justin E Kim and Abdullah Memon February 10, 2021
Taking a look at how various clubs have become inactive during the pandemic
A close up shot of a Diya, a candle used to illuminate houses during Diwali.

Acknowledging Cultural Celebrations

Abdullah Memon, Aditya Shukla, and Justin E Kim December 5, 2020
The MVHS administration’s stance on cultural awareness and reducing workload for traditionally celebrated holidays

Student skincare routines

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer December 3, 2020
Students discuss their various approaches to skincare
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