El Estoque

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.
Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
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
Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
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.
How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place
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.
How living with my grandparents has affected my shelter-in-place experience
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...

Quarantine birthdays

Sophomore Alysa Phattanaphibul went to a local park with her brother on her birthday. Photo by Alysa Phattanaphibul
How students’ birthday celebrations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
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
Students take up cooking and baking during shelter in place
May 23, 2020
Students take up cooking and baking during shelter in place

How culture plays a role in the different remedies for COVID-19

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Students share their parents’ beliefs for preventing the virus
May 9, 2020
Students share their parents’ beliefs for preventing the virus

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.
Students focus on improving sports performance at home
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,...

Tiger parents in quarantine

Tiger parents in quarantine
Examining how the shelter-in-place order has impacted parent-child relationships
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
How different members of the MVHS community are following the guidelines
April 10, 2020
How different members of the MVHS community are following the guidelines

COVID-19 and the entertainment industry

COVID-19 and the entertainment industry
How COVID-19 concerns have caused long-awaited events to be canceled
April 10, 2020
How COVID-19 concerns have caused long-awaited events to be cancelled

The impacts of social distancing

The impacts of social distancing
Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19
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