El Estoque

A quarantined summer

Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.

Justine Ha and Shivani Madhan

September 12, 2020

Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019

MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation

Give me a break

Give me a break

Brandon Ng

May 17, 2019

I’m in fourth grade. The afternoons reach 100 degrees and it’s gotten to the point where it’s so warm that I can’t sleep properly. At exactly seven in the morning, I wake up groggy and unaware, halfheartedly throwing on shorts and a T-shirt. Stumbling down the stairs, I look outside the wind...

The trampoline girls

The trampoline girls

Swara Tewari, Features editor

February 8, 2019

Okay, look. I was only in it for the trampoline. At first.   The entire spring of 2010, my sister, neighbor and I had enviously watched the girls across the street jump on their trampoline. We could hear them, laughing and yelling in their backyard. We spent months ducking behind trees, w...

A Better Summer

A Better Summer

Rana Aghababazadeh and Laasya Koduru

February 6, 2019

The beginning of the new year is a prime time for applying to summer programs. Parents frantically search the web for a program that suits their child’s, or perhaps their own, interests and ambitions, while summer programs collect excessive application fees. For many high school students, summer has go...

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer

Hannah Lee

May 23, 2018

Various creations to make with watermelon

Pool Party DIYs

Pool Party DIYs

Hannah Lee

April 26, 2018

How to make budget-friendly projects for the pool

Exploring the medical field

Exploring the medical field

Michelle Wong

November 17, 2017

lthough summer is still far away, due dates for summer program applications are just around the corner. During their meeting on November 13, Future Practicing Physicians Network introduced various internships and programs concerning medicine and research for students to look into. According to senior...

The roots of this year’s biggest summer reboots

The roots of this year's biggest summer reboots

Anirudh Chaudhary

August 20, 2017

This summer’s most exciting movie releases, from “Baby Driver” to “Dunkirk”, brought many MVHS students back to the movie theater.  But this summer was also home to many franchise reboots — new movies that reinvented the way people viewed old stories. Rebooting a movie franchise can also...

A Part of History: A senior’s experience protesting in Poland

The protesters in front of the court house in Gdańsk. Photo used with permission from Jeremi Kalkowski.

Priya Reddy

August 18, 2017

he group in Gdańsk was small, compared to the large crowd at the Feb. 4 “No ban, no wall” protest in San Francisco that he’d been to previously, but the decibel levels at this protest were just as strong. And so were the protesters’ convictions, as new chants started every three minutes, shouts...