El Estoque

Beauty and the Blood

Beauty and the Blood

Dhruvika Randad and Justine Ha

September 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Cosmetic testing is the process of testing makeup products and their ingredients on animals through brutal and violent manners when checking for severe reactions on their skin. When this process is complete, blood is shed and lives are lost, but beauty is found — both inside and out. Sophomore Elene...

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

What you need to know about this year’s PSAT administration

What you need to know about this year’s PSAT administration

Alina Abidi

October 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS

A high score on the preliminary SAT, most commonly known as the PSAT, can mean a “Congratulations” and a Rice Krispies treat for some, and for a small group, a lucky few, it can mean a big, fat scholarship. However, for most students, across MVHS and across the country, it serves a different, simpler ...