El Estoque

Vacationing during a pandemic

Senior Sophia Chen and her friends enjoy a socially distanced birthday party. Photo by Sophia Chen // Used with permission
Students share their opinions about traveling during quarantine
January 16, 2021
Students share their opinions about traveling during quarantine

Fantasy vs. Reality

Books that I've read throughout my childhood. Photo by Sophia Chen
How my romanticization of book characters led me to set unrealistic expectations
January 8, 2021
How my romanticization of book characters led me to set unrealistic expectations

This is Sharks Territory

Senior Maddie Lee for the camera at a Sharks game with her family. Photo courtesy of Maddie Lee | Used with permission
Students and staff share fan experiences with the local San Jose Sharks
November 6, 2020
Students and staff share fan experiences with the local San Jose Sharks

A throwback to childhood trends

Graphic by Sophia Chen
Students reminisce on nostalgic toys and trends from their childhood from the past two decades
October 30, 2020
Students reminisce on nostalgic toys and trends from their childhood from the past two decades

An emerging alternative

An emerging alternative
Examining opinions surrounding community college in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increase in community college enrollment
October 26, 2020
Examining opinions surrounding community college in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increase in community college enrollment

TikTok trends

Senior Winter Bloom posts a video on TikTok and adds text to make her content more relatable. Photo by Winter Bloom | Used with Permission
Students discuss the latest trends on the popular social media app
September 25, 2020
Students discuss the latest trends on the popular social media app

Customization Craze: Students turn everyday accessories into a form of self-expression

Park customized this shoe for a friend and is his favorite design of all the shoes we has painted.  “I think it's my favorite not because it looks good necessarily,” Park said. “I really enjoyed the process because I took a big break from customizing shoes, and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. So then I just kind of got re-inspired when she asked me to paint her shoes.”
MVHS students share the stories behind their painted shoes and water bottles
May 27, 2020
MVHS students share the stories behind their painted shoes and water bottles

Merch madness

Merch madness
Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
April 10, 2020
Exploring four types of merchandise on campus

Selfie factories

A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
February 2, 2020
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
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