El Estoque

Helping hands: exploring the different aspects of peer support

Illustration by Elizabeth Han

Elizabeth Han

October 21, 2015

Co-authored by Amita Mahajan tudents fill the library on a Tuesday lunch, chemistry textbooks and history papers scattered across the gray tables. At one table, two students tackle an algebraic formula. A pair nearby checks their papers together for reassurance before an exam. These sights of peer su...

Breaking down barriers

Breaking down barriers

Aditi Desai

February 7, 2015

El Estoque sat down with Student Advocate Richard Prinz and Peer Counseling officer senior Youngmin Son to discuss contemporary issues that students face in most high schools. They were presented with plausible scenarios and asked to offer a potential solution. El Estoque: A student thinks of...

Q&A: Peer Counseling hopes to create a more positive environment for MVHS students through outreach programs

Q&A: Peer Counseling hopes to create a more positive environment for MVHS students through outreach programs

Aditi Desai

September 25, 2014

Peer Counseling is a relatively new club on campus that provides support for the student community. Peer counselors trained by Mr.Prinz help students with conflicts that occur at their school, at home, or in their community. Students can access peer counselors by filling out a blue form from the coun...

Creating the connection

Creating the connection

Amrutha Dorai

November 19, 2012

Students link support organizations available on campus to create community Read More »