El Estoque

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

Let’s Talk: Complaining at MVHS

March 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION

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


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

felt it as soon as I woke up. Laying in bed, I thought to myself: Ugh. My eyes are swollen again. My instincts were confirmed as I reluctantly rolled out of bed and peered into a mirror. No amount of makeup would hide it, and I could only hope that my glasses would somewhat conceal the puffiness ...

Making the right call

Making the right call

Brian Xu

February 6, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream works its way up your throat. Peering down nervously, you examine your hand, flexing your fingers back ...

Out of Time

Out of Time

Jai Uparkar

December 18, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

haven’t played tennis in four weeks and I didn’t even realize it. I haven’t gone to the court or even picked up my racket. For a player who would practice for three hours every day on the weekdays and even more on the weekends, the sudden lack of tennis in my life is strange. I never made t...

The mental game

The mental game

Roshan Fernandez and Rajas Habbu

November 21, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

or senior Akshay Gopalkrishnan, basketball has always been about his physical status. His coaches stress the importance of staying in shape, avoiding injuries and being able to perform at his fullest potential during games. But, Gopalkrishnan admits, there is a whole other side to athletics — the m...

Retake remake

Retake remake

Flora Peng

November 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Almost every student is familiar with the sensation of receiving horrible scores for a test they studied really hard for. The gut-sinking feeling comes accompanied by a subsequent frantic search for a teacher’s syllabus, or message to a friend, to find out whether a retake will be offered. With th...

Supporting the staff

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu

October 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress. He sat staring at his lunchbox one hectic day and he decided he needed to find another career path. ...

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Loosen up: tips on de-stressing during the school year

Elena Khan and Emily Xia

September 5, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle

ith school starting, tests will start to monopolize schedules and peaceful hours of sleep may be replaced with painful all-nighters. Although stress is inevitable, integrating these easy and quick tips into your daily routine can help you break unhealthy habits. Read the story here.  ...

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Stanford counseling professionals hold presentation on stress and anxiety

Hannah Lee

April 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On March 27 and 28, two Stanford postdoctoral counseling professionals, Michael Sasiain and Erica Jung, presented a workshop on stress and anxiety in the MVHS auditorium during lunch. The speakers emphasized the necessity of combating stress, as higher stress levels can lead to performance issues. Alt...

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Chemistry teacher replaces the letter grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ with an ‘X’

Jai Uparkar

March 31, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

hen most students open the Schoolloop app on their phone or computer, they are usually confronted by a sea of letter grades ranging from an A to an F — but never an X. At the beginning of the second semester, Chemistry teacher Mia Onodera changed the way she inputted grades for all of her Chemistr...

How to make stress balls

How to make stress balls

Jai Uparkar

March 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Briefs

he Bring Change to Mind Club decided to make homemade stress balls during lunch on March 8. In hopes of ending the stigma around mental health and reducing the increasing stress levels of MVHS students, the club decided to organize an activity for MVHS students. Look at the gifs below to see the step by ...

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar

January 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, NEWS

chool Loop was down from Jan. 5 to Jan. 8 for all students in FUHSD, catching students and teachers off guard, who depended on School Loop for their final first semester grades and homework assignments. FUHSD is usually allerted about School Loop’s maintenance schedule beforehand, but this time there...