El Estoque

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Spicing it up: Korean Club and Bite Club hold a Fire Noodle Challenge meeting

Hannah Lee

April 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs

n March 29, Korean Club and Bite Club collaborated to host the Fire Noodle Challenge, which has recently gained popularity on Youtube. More than 75 students attended the meeting in order to try the ramen. There were two rounds to the challenge — in the first round, the students ate Nongshim Shin Ram...

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...

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Spring Skincare with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under Briefs

ite Club members gathered in room B101 on March 1 to discuss how to turn everyday food products into skincare essentials. The officers said that both what is ingested and what is put on the skin can affect our skin’s appearance. Read the infographic below for tips on how to integrate kitchen items in...

All About Oxidation

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs

ite Club members gathered in B101 to discuss oxidation, which is a process that naturally occurs in food exposed to the air. The officers presented a Powerpoint explaining oxidation and how it occurs every day. Learn more about oxidation and how to prevent it in fruits below. ...

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students who had heard that all of the freshman P.E. classes would be learning a Bollywood dance. Gangur...

Give Us a Break

Give Us a Break

Hannah Lee

December 11, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION

ollowing the transition from a relaxing summer into a new school year, first semester can often be tiring. There are approximately 14 1/2 weeks of school between the first day of school and Thanksgiving break with only 3 days off. Students and staff have only two full days off for Thanksgiving, with ...

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Christmas Treats with Bite Club

Hannah Lee

December 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

s the holiday season approaches, Bite Club vice president senior Ashley Chang shares her favorite Christmas recipe. Creme brulee is a Catalan dessert that consists of a custard base topped with a layer of caramelized sugar. Read the graphic below to learn more about how to make creme brulee. ...

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Shopping on Black Friday Weekend

Hannah Lee

December 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

ophomore Kevin Sun woke up at 5 a.m. and drove to Valley Fair as others remained asleep after Thanksgiving day. Despite there being long lines, he eagerly waited among the many other shoppers to score Black Friday deals at his favorite stores. “Black Friday is more important than Thanksgiving to me,” Su...

Fun Facts about Chocolate from Bite Club’s meeting

Fun Facts about Chocolate from Bite Club’s meeting

Hannah Lee

November 16, 2017


Filed under Briefs

ite Club members gathered in B101 on Thursday, Nov. 16 to discuss a popular treat, chocolate. The officers presented a Powerpoint with the history and nutrition of chocolate. Along with learning about various facts regarding the different types of chocolate, members had the chance to taste chocolate fr...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents gathered in the rally court on October 31 to watch others show off their costumes in the annual costume contest. A variety of creative costumes, such as the La Croix Boys, were displayed and judged by Junior Bernice Lin and Senior Kavin Sivakumar, members of the MVHS Fashion Club. Check out the pho...

Cafeteria Price Changes

Cafeteria Price Changes

Hannah Lee

October 19, 2017


Filed under Briefs

n June 2017, the FUHSD board increased the price of meals from $4.00 to $4.50 and decided to include a water bottle with every meal. The price of meals has not been raised since 2014. FUHSD decided to charge students higher prices because of the increasing cost of food, labor and other necessary supplies. Check ...