El Estoque

Graphic by Diya Bahl

All in my head

Diya Bahl March 14, 2021
Confronting the overwhelming thoughts of applying to college
Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
Freshman Samuel Choi returns a hit during Badminton Clubs lunch open gym.

Badminton Club’s intramural tournament in the works

Robert Liu March 8, 2020
Club members discuss plans for upcoming tournament
On Nov. 19, students and parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the movie Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. Photo by Michelle Chen

PTSA: Adult outlooks on teenage mental health

Michelle Chen December 3, 2019
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress
Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer October 31, 2019
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants
Growing pains

Growing pains

Sreya Kumar October 6, 2019
The downfalls of growing up in the Singaporean education system
Sleep deprivation is a common problem across FUHSD schools.

Stressing the numbers

Anoop Iyer, Robert Liu, and Sean Yagi August 26, 2019
Exploring the results of wellness surveys in recent years
A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

Robert Liu May 20, 2019

High test scores, newly renovated facilities and a handful of student wellness resources. From the outside, MVHS seems like the perfect school. The school’s academically thriving student body, however,...

Father God, take my burdens

Father God, take my burdens

Tyler Cho, Staff Writer March 31, 2019

Stretching my legs out in front of me, I was greeted by the familiar creaks and pops of my stiff knees and ankles as my bones ground together to get into a more comfortable position. I tried to ignore...

Photo courtesy of Chris Lawton, Unsplash.

Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water...

Lets Talk: Complaining at MVHS

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

March 15, 2019

Exploring the implications of complaining as a means of reinforcing negativity or releasing stress

Coming out of my shell: Tissue Turmoil

Coming out of my shell: Tissue Turmoil

Emily Xia March 13, 2019
Figuring out alternative coping mechanisms for stress
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