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

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...

On the Road

On the Road

Elena Khan

January 12, 2019

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Unifying freshman Literature curriculum

Amita Mahajan

October 26, 2015

any high school students sit through classes, learning little to none of the skills needed to continue on to higher level courses. However, over the past few years the English Department has focused on decreasing this negative occurrence through “horizontal alignment” of the curriculum in freshman l...

Contrasting media in the classroom

Contrasting media in the classroom

Bill Cheng

October 4, 2015

s night falls, frustration builds. That test tomorrow is worth 50 percent of the grade, and students all across the grades at MVHS are in need of answers to their burning questions. The chances are slim that anyone would pick up the phone at midnight, and the teachers have long since gone to bed...

Powderpuff 2014 Finals Sophomores vs Seniors

Senior coaches Rami Dwidar and Justin Cena celebrate their teams success at the end of the game.

Amol Pande

March 16, 2014

The Class of 2014 takes home their second Powderpuff championship On March 14,2014 The Classes of 2014 and 2016 competed in the Powderpuff Finals. These are Highlights from that game. ...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Sophomore Felicia Hou takes a break from the hand-painting the ocean.

Kristin Chang

September 25, 2013

uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s annual ball drop, a...

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

New on campus: Fresh ambitions for a new year

Neha Ramchandani

August 22, 2013

As a new wave of students enters the campus and an older generation prepares to leave, students shared their resolutions for the upcoming school year. For freshmen, it brings new experiences; for seniors, it signifies a time to enjoy time with family and friends before taking the next step in their lives. ...

Powderpuff: Sophomores win 5-4 in shootout

Senior Hitomi Sugimoto takes a jump shot and throws the ball into the sophomore net for a goal. Despite playing aggressively, the seniors fell to the unrelenting sophomores by a score of 4-5. Photo by Elvin Wong.

Carissa Chan

October 12, 2011

The sophomores come from two goals down to upset the seniors in the shootout 5-4 on the Oct. 12 Powderpuff finals. Video by Dickson Tsai. Music: "Give It To Me" by Alex, licensed under CC BY SA. As the two teams faced each other in the final Powderpuff handball game, the class of 2014 staged a surprising comeback to defeat the 2012 senior...

Return of the speaker

Return of the speaker

Sara Yang

April 27, 2010

  A college adviser, admissions officer and college handbook author — all in one   Read More »...

Dream floats

Dream floats

Jaime Chu

October 29, 2008

Behind the scene at MVHS's own Pixar studio Read More »