El Estoque

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2018

We’ve all had those weeks. The weeks where it feels like there’s a test in each period, where it feels like every teacher forgot students have other classes, where it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. But we do. And after the dust settles and we get a moment to ...

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Nathan Stevens

October 23, 2016

esticides. GMOS. Natural ingredients. These are all controversial subjects regarding everyday foods, but with awareness unevenly focused on issues in the food industry, the dangers of drinking water are bubbling to the surface. Chromium-6 is a carcinogen found to affect 218 million Americans  in a study released las...

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

Karen Sanchez

September 21, 2016

s the class naturally split up, Senior Ethan Yao couldn't help but feel excluded. He stood by, watching them all pair off within themselves and chatter incoherently. Waiting. Wondering. He did what everyone else was doing: attending the class, participating, working. But he just didn't fit in. T...

Channeling You: MVHS students describe how Youtubers affect their daily lives

Channeling You: MVHS students describe how Youtubers affect their daily lives

Shriya Deshpande

November 18, 2015

yler Oakley: 7.7 million subscribers. Troye Sivan: 3.6 million subscribers. Dan and Phil: 1.6 million subscribers. The large numbers above beg the question: What is it about these individuals that has garnered the attention of millions of fans internationally? And in particular, what is it about th...

How sports saved me from myself: Anxiety in athletes

How sports saved me from myself: Anxiety in athletes

Sandhya Kannan

October 22, 2015

o Senior Andrew Soong, it seemed like the entire court at that moment looked up at his father, who was one of the only ones standing up on the bleachers, and back at him. “Andrew, save the ball! Don’t mess this up!” he shouted. ... I love basketball, and I owe a lot to it. My life would have s...

Athletic trainer navigates a hectic field

Athletic trainer navigates a hectic field

Malini Ramaiyer

November 19, 2014

The overwhelming scent of Bengay fills the trainer’s office. Three students sit around the room talking to the trainer over the booming ice machine as she scoops ice into bags, brings the bags to her mouth and sucks the air out before tying them up. One athlete tries to convince the trainer that ...

Tenure on trial

Tenure on trial

Avni Prasad

September 24, 2014

"From the moment students enter a school," said President Barack Obama at the 2009 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, "the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income of their parents, itís the person standing at the front of the classroom." Our President's fitting co...

Perky pets

Perky pets

Varsha Venkat

December 17, 2012

Seniors Pradyumna Sathishkumaar and Kalie Haynes introduce their unusual pets. Read More »...

Enter the wild side

Varsha Venkat

December 17, 2012

Students share stories of their unconventional pets. Read More »

Powderpuff changes shock students

Powderpuff changes shock students

Simran Devidasani

September 21, 2011

Change isn’t always fun, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. This year, instead of playing Powderpuff football, Leadership has changed the sport to team handball for one year, due to the upper field construction. And while it may be an unpopular decision, we need to make the most out of it. ...

Going the distance and farther

Going the distance and farther

Nona Penner

September 21, 2011

Traveling requires a suitcase full of stuff—weather- appropriate clothes, toiletries, cameras and laptops, et cetera. How about a cricket bat, a violin or fencing gear? Sophomore Mihir Athavale and juniors Stephen Kim and Jeffrey Chen are a few students among many who travel for their extracurricular...

Devil’s Advocate

Devil’s Advocate

Simran Devidasani

September 21, 2011

You see them walking down the hallways, carrying those big textbooks. They walk with power, strength and possibly even a slight smirk. Plastered across the front of their textbook, in big bold letters, you see those words: Advanced Placement. AP students at MVHS are considered by many to be ...