El Estoque

Meditation: the stress medication

Meditation: the stress medication

Catherine

September 23, 2012

Meditation Video from El Estoque on Vimeo. On Sept. 13, three students experienced meditation for the first time with the help of MVHS’ Student Advocate, Richard Prinz, who has been interested in meditation since studying psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prinz believes that...

A broken childhood

A broken childhood

Akshay Agrawal

March 12, 2012

Before they stopped going on family vacations together, before they stopped eating dinner together, before they stopped singing songs at church together, she thought they were a “picture-perfect family.” The problems started when she, the youngest of three girls, was in fifth grade. Two of he...

Breakdown of parent-child communication

Breakdown of parent-child communication

Akshay Agrawal

March 12, 2012

This content item relates to “A broken childhood,” which appeared in the March 12 issue of the El Estoque print magazine. Her mother knew how frustrated she was — with the academic stress, the busy schedule, the disjointed communication with her father. “Please don’t go do something st...

Semiannual parenting class starts Feb. 29

Semiannual parenting class starts Feb. 29

Sara Yang

February 28, 2012

Starting on Feb. 29, student advocate and licensed marriage and family therapist Richard Prinz will host the seven-session spring series of his parenting class, held Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the MVHS library. The class focuses on instructing parents about the Systematic Trai...

Matter over mind

Angela Wang

October 14, 2011

On the desk in student advocate Richard Prinz’s office lies the 2007 article “This is Your (Father’s) Brain on Drugs” by Mike Males. There is another book, “Yes, Your Teen is Crazy” by Michael Bradley. The most recent addition to his pile is National Geographic’s issue on the teenage brain. Biology...

Over my ______ body

Over my ______ body

Cynthia Mao

September 21, 2011

  Bruno Mars thinks you’re amazing the way you are. Selena Gomez says you’re beautiful. But Kim Kardashian has more curves. And Justin Bieber has better hair. With shows like Gossip Girl and The Biggest Loser, our perception of the “average American” is all skewed. Is he or she th...

Too much on your hands

Too much on your hands

Ashley Wu

September 22, 2010

    Contrary to common belief, recent studies reveal that it is impossible to do two things at once Read More »...

A changing campus

A changing campus

Sara Yang

March 25, 2010

  Campus displays the "ripple effect" of Challenge Day Read More »...

Challenge Day: A Unique Environment

Jacqueline Barr

November 11, 2008

A recount of challenge day events and activities as well as personal experience Read More »...