El Estoque

MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place

MVHS YouTubers during shelter-in-place

Jasmine Lee, Staff writer

May 20, 2020

With the start of remote learning, many MVHS students have used their extra time at home  creatively. Some are learning new instruments such as the ukulele and guitar, while others are dedicating time to creating online content. Junior Elizabeth Lee delved into her passion for filming and editing by star...

Color Guard during quarantine

Color Guard during quarantine

Jasmine Lee

April 2, 2020

Freshman Naomi Baba never knew that March 9 was going to be the last time that she  practiced with her teammates for this school year.  The release of the FUHSD’s remote learning order caused many of MVHS Color Guard’s originally planned competitions and performances to be cancelled, including their...

Dear seniors

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Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar

April 1, 2020

It’s OK to be upset right now. The CA state governor Gavin Newsom formally announced on March 17 that schools are highly likely to be closed for the rest of the school year, jeopardizing academics and activities like sports and club events for nearly 6.1 million students throughout the state. Addit...

Bridging cultures

Bridging cultures

Jasmine Lee and Zara Iqbal

March 11, 2020

A freshman reached out to guidance counselor Jessica Coscia about her concerns for her future career; while the student's parents are both engineers, she is interested in psychology. Coscia provided the student with different resources and then talked to her mother, who explained that being an enginee...

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

February 14, 2020

As the repercussions of January continue into February, Oishee and Lakshanyaa discuss the implications of toxic positivity amid the tragedies of the month. With topics like the coronovirus, Kobe Bryant's death, and more, they discuss the importance of journalism and shedding light on all aspects of the w...

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection of memories painted with laughter and intense joy, paired with artfully crafted scenes of somewha...

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

Sreya Kumar and Jasmine Lee

February 6, 2020

mid the chicken sandwich debates that emerged between popular fast food restaurants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, an unlikely contender remained engraved in our minds — the Impossible Burger. Founded in 2011, Impossible Inc. wanted to create vegan burger patties that tasted and looked like ground beef. Th...

Expanding definitions of intelligence


Oishee Misra

January 12, 2020

Critiquing the MVHS community’s focus on solely academic intelligence

Dear football,

MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan

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...