El Estoque

Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar

May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering degree, which was dependent on the local economy. Soon after semiconductor companies moved away, Muel...

Thank you, Andy

Thank you, Andy

Jai Uparkar

February 6, 2019

Tears welled up in my eyes as I scrolled through the webpage filled with articles about professional tennis player Andy Murray’s hip surgery, emotional press conference and the sudden announcement of his retirement before his match at the Australian Open. A few minutes passed and the tears didn’...

So long, farewell

So long, farewell

Soumya Kurnool

May 23, 2012

It was assistant principal Dennis Plaza's first day on the job at MVHS. He was pushing a cart  through the school, and when a few things fell off, Plaza remembers, he began picking them up, not expecting any help. "In other schools," Plaza said, "you can walk across campus and people will st...