El Estoque

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


Filed under SPORTS

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


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

“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


Filed under Briefs

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


Filed under Briefs

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


Filed under Briefs, Multimedia, NEWS

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


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

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Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Administrator comment causes stir at MVHS

Ruth Feng and Shuvi Jha

October 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Main slider

Examining the issue from student, alumni and administration perspectives

Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

Senior Gokul Pillai stood in the shadowy recesses of the backstage, squinting into the bright lights. He looked into the vast audience — his friends and family members cheering wildly. A part of him couldn’t believe that Spotlite 2018, the annual show hosted by the Indo-American Student Association...

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often difficult choice. The college appli...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...