El Estoque

Getting to know this year’s Photography Club

The 2019-20 MVHS Photography Club officer team poses for a photo with a poster board template of their Instagram account. Photo courtesy of Michelle Wang

Shivani Gupta, Entertainment editor

March 20, 2020

Exploring what Photography Club has been doing to ensure member presence

MVHS’ Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

MVHS' Art department holds an open-to-all art festival

Devika Watave

May 24, 2017

ewly done chalk paintings, black and white photos, students playing live music and a canvas for anyone to add their own art were just a few of the featured parts of MVHS’ Art Festival, hosted by the Art department on Saturday, May 6. This public event, held from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M., showcased published...

Artists of MVHS

Artists of MVHS

Aanchal Garg

March 8, 2017

Art. Just one word encompasses so many different styles and methods. Art can mean creating a new recipe, sketching a TV show character or even painting your nails. MVHS has artists all around campus who showcase their work on different platforms. Read through the stories to find out more about four stud...

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Photo club begins monthly photography contest

Amanda Chan

January 12, 2016

Every day, students across the MVHS campus can be seen taking pictures with their smartphones in hand. Photography club has recognized the increased popularity of photography among students and is beginning a new tradition — a monthly photography contest. “We know that a lot of people casually do p...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015

cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses such as art, woodsh...

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe a versatile creator

Photography teacher Tyler Cripe paints at an event in Santana Row, San Jose. In addition to art, Cripe enjoys music and photography. Taken with permission from Tyler Cripe.

Yashashree Pisolkar

December 17, 2012

Tyler Cripe has always enjoyed being an artist. After years of working as an accountant cum marketing agent, becoming a teacher allowed him to once again tap into his creative side and focus on his passion for the arts. 1. Why did you choose to teach Photography? Photography chose me. I didn...

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

Yimeng Han

August 26, 2011

A common person might look at the world and only notice ordinary objects and conventionality. Senior Ben Yang, who first took up photography in his sophomore year, has trained himself to see the aesthetic beauty in everything around him. In February this year, Yang joined Project 365, a Flickr...

New course offering: Photo 2

Tom Cheng

May 15, 2009

Art department adds new Photography class for next year. Read More »