El Estoque

Members of the Color Guard pose for a photo before their performance in the first football game of the season.

Color Guard transitions to in-person practices

Nameek Chowdhury and Jisha Rajala September 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic was a huge obstacle for the MVHS Color Guard team, with social distancing protocols forcing the team’s regular practices to transition online. Now that in-person practices are allowed,...

Club officers from the Photo Club, The Art of investing Club, and MV Bookshelf.

Optimism amongst small clubs

February 10, 2021
How smaller clubs have managed to stay afloat during a distance learning school year
Photo courtesy of California All-State Music Education Conference

MVHS Music Department’s All-State Band and Orchestra members

Aditya Shukla and Devin Gupta February 8, 2021
How All-State band programs are managed through the screen
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
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The symbol of a face mask in America versus Asia

Rachel Jiang April 14, 2020
Examining the reasons why Americans aren’t encouraged to wear masks as opposed to Asian countries
Recalling major news events from Summer 2019

Recalling major news events from Summer 2019

Exploring students’ reactions to summer news events
Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Engaging in intergenerational conversation: CSF volunteers at retirement home

Claire Chang and Brian Xu March 15, 2019

unior Ellie Chen draws a small rectangle on a piece of paper, labeling it “green.” She continues to draw bigger rectangles, labeling each with a different color, and hands it to the senior citizen...

Easy ways to read the news

Easy ways to read the news

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer March 11, 2019
A few methods to quickly become informed
State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng February 8, 2019

he second government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency began on Dec. 22 and persisted to Jan. 27, becoming the longest government shutdown in U.S. history at 36 days. A government shutdown stems...

So… what exactly is going on?

So… what exactly is going on?

Sara Entezar February 8, 2019

Certainly, news comprehension has failed to take root. Prior to the ‘fake news’ era bombarding of recent years, news coherency concerns extended to the principles of news comprehension. The diction...

Keeping up with the news

Keeping up with the news

Stuti Upadhyay February 6, 2019

Like. Share. Retweet. Hashtag. Our generation is consumed by social media and technology, constantly updated on the newest memes and hottest clothing trends. Despite the accessibility and convenience technology...

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