El Estoque

Expanding definitions of intelligence

Expanding definitions of intelligence

Oishee Misra

January 12, 2020

Pretty. Funny. Talented. Athletic. Intelligent. Out of the slew of adjectives that exist, the one that MVHS students seem to hold most dear is intelligence. And while this may give off an aura of ambition or hard work, in some cases, this obsession with intelligence can be somewhat sinister.  ...

Dear football,

Dear football,

Anish Vasudevan

December 2, 2019

Dear Football, Thank you for teaching me about teamwork by showing me what happens when there’s a lack of it. Without the efforts of all 11 players on the field, our team would crumble. But, you showed me that when everyone played selflessly, the results were outstanding.  Thank you for showing m...

Out of the loop

Out of the loop

Jefferson Le, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Schoology will replace School Loop, which has been used by FUHSD for 14 years, as the district’s primary Learning Messaging System (LMS) by next fall, though some early adapters may choose to implement the new system as soon as next semester. The district has been searching for a replacement LMS for...

Stop stigmatizing periods

Stop stigmatizing periods

Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar

November 23, 2019

Taking out a pad is a daunting task. Your eyes briefly scan the classroom before subtly sliding it up your sleeve. Your feet calmly carry you out the door before you start making a dash toward the restroom. When you look down, you realize that there’s already a stain. While MVHS is typically characterized as an ...

Food with a side of feelings

Food with a side of feelings

Aditi Dixit

October 28, 2019

How my brother and I bond over cuisine

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Rachel Jiang and Aditi Dixit

October 24, 2019

Exploring MVHS opinions about whether or not these precautions for gun violence are beneficial

Youthful melodies

Youthful melodies

Jasmine Lee

October 24, 2019

hat began as an ambitious attempt to one-up an academically-outstanding classmate in kindergarten transformed into my ultimate passion. The piano and I go way back; I remember how I raced to my Taiwanese teacher’s apartment on Tuesday afternoons for lessons, disciplined myself to give up playdates fo...

The year of gold

The year of gold

Jayanti Jha, Shuvi Jha, Jefferson Lee, Tina Low, Jai Uparkar, and Claire Yang

September 27, 2019

Exploring multiple facets of MVHS culture in honor of its 50th anniversary