El Estoque

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.

Justine Ha and Shivani Madhan

September 12, 2020

Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Iman Malik

September 12, 2020

Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together

Escaping behind my steering wheel

I clutch the wheel tightly as I drive to my behind-the-wheel test.

Tyler Cho

September 12, 2020

How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place

Dear Abba and Ajji

Sharad Dikshit, my grandpa, looks at the backyard.

Aditi Dixit, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Dear Abba and Ajji, I’m glad that you two came to visit us. I know the 18-hour flight from India wasn’t easy for you guys. But I absolutely hate your timing because now you two are stuck here in the Bay Area. I wish you two could have gone home to Pune, but I know India might not be the safest...

Quarantine birthdays

Sophomore Alysa Phattanaphibul went to a local park with her brother on her birthday. Photo by Alysa Phattanaphibul

Claire Wen

May 27, 2020

How students’ birthday celebrations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Quarantine chefs

One of the desserts junior Roma Ankolekar
baked was cookies. Photo by Roma Ankolekar

Claire Wen

May 23, 2020

Students take up cooking and baking during shelter in place

Athletes continue preparing for their sports next year

Senior Triya Roy is part of the varsity track team and participated in the Rustbuster Invitational Track Meet in March.

Jayanti Jha

May 2, 2020

With shelter-in-place restrictions opening up students’ schedules, many have turned to picking up a new hobby, learning something new or baking their favorite treats. However, for some MVHS athletes, the extra time is invested toward staying fit for their sport seasons next year. Freshman Hayden Anch...

Tiger parents in quarantine

Tiger parents in quarantine

Claire Wen

April 10, 2020

Examining how the shelter-in-place order has impacted parent-child relationships

The importance of the shelter-in-place order

Shelter-in-place notification for Santa Clara County

Zara Iqbal and Michelle Chen

April 10, 2020

How different members of the MVHS community are following the guidelines

The impacts of social distancing

The impacts of social distancing

Shivani Gupta, Robert Liu, Neysa Singh, Emily Xia, and Sarah Young

April 10, 2020

Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19