El Estoque

Rookie seniors in Color Guard

Rookie seniors in Color Guard

Jasmine Lee

September 22, 2019

From challenging stereotypes and bursting out of their personal bubbles to finding a new supportive family, seniors Karesa Hui, David Hui and Muhil Mylvaganan accomplished what many other seniors would shy away from — starting their last year of high school as first years  in an after school team...

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

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian

May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff provides an engaging outlet to showcase school pride before the frenzy of AP Test preparation...

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay Shelton walking toward his car, cutting off mid-sentence to yell the greeting across the staff parki...

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Stuti Upadhyay, Kamyar Moradi, and Alyssa Hui

May 19, 2019

Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close

The six couples strutting down the Senior Ball Fashion Show

The six couples strutting down the Senior Ball Fashion Show

Jai Uparkar

May 8, 2019

Girls adorned with glitzy gowns strutted down the makeshift red carpet, arms linked with their partner decked in sleek tuxedos. The Annual Senior Ball Fashion Show was held in the rally court during brunch on Friday, May 4 to help popularize senior ball sales starting the next day. With MVHS’s lon...

Another name

Another name

Jasmine Lee and Iman Malik

January 24, 2019

As the college application process begins, many seniors decide to change their Facebook names. Some switched last names with students in their friend group, while others changed both their first and last names to avoid being discovered by college admissions officers. However, no matter the purpose, changing...

Quote outvote

Quote outvote

Ruth Feng, Claire Wen

December 13, 2018

The ins and outs of choosing senior quotes for the yearbook

One Last Scare

One Last Scare

Emily Xia and Tabitha Mendez

November 12, 2018

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Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Ruth Feng and Shuvi Jha

October 20, 2018

Examining the issue from student, alumni and administration perspectives