El Estoque

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Rachel Jiang and Aditi Dixit

October 24, 2019

Exploring MVHS opinions about whether or not these precautions for gun violence are beneficial

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, and Neysa Singh

October 16, 2019

You're a fraud. You're a fake, an imposter, undeserving of the accomplishments you have. We all have this voice in our head. The one that convinces us that our accomplishments never measure up to what we actually deserve. Especially at MVHS, this phenomenon of people feeling inadequate amidst their ac...

Growing pains

Growing pains

Sreya Kumar

October 6, 2019

The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system

Taking over the senior legacy

Taking over the senior legacy

Stuti Upadhyay

September 18, 2019

Using the lessons I learned from graduated seniors to be a better mentor to underclassmen

The things school taught me

The things school taught me

Neysa Singh

September 18, 2019

Discovering that school has taught me valuable skills for the future

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Do I feel good?: School spirit isn’t overrated

Emily Xia

September 11, 2019

How I discovered that school spirit wasn't lame

Returning to the disco

Returning to the disco

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

August 25, 2019

The Welcome Back Dance draws in students and local businesses

Decor Dilemma

Decor Dilemma

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Emily Xia, Vivian Jiang, and Jacqueleine Liu

August 25, 2019

Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year

Give me a break

Give me a break

Brandon Ng

May 17, 2019

I’m in fourth grade. The afternoons reach 100 degrees and it’s gotten to the point where it’s so warm that I can’t sleep properly. At exactly seven in the morning, I wake up groggy and unaware, halfheartedly throwing on shorts and a T-shirt. Stumbling down the stairs, I look outside the wind...

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water bottle and a couple of munchies, I was ready for my reading marathon as I spent Saturday consumed in...

An alternative lunch option

An alternative lunch option

Shivani Gupta and Jasmine Lee

March 14, 2019

Super Cue Cafe, commonly known for its boba drinks and snacks, recently opened its kitchen to a new business called Yeh’s Kitchen in January. Co-owner of the cafe, Weiling Huang, and her friend, Charlene Yeh, started the business allowing customers to order freshly-made Chinese food, ranging from seve...

Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

Stuti Upadhyay

March 13, 2019

Red, green and blue lights pulse off the walls. Crowds of students jump and thrash their arms in the air, yelling lyrics to the newest Post Malone song. The air is sticky and stifling from bodies packed together like sardines. Girls walk around clutching their heels, while boys with wrinkly shirt...