El Estoque

Just another Friday

Illustration by Ilena Peng

Ilena Peng

November 18, 2015

ach November, I’m bestowed with a beautiful gift known as Thanksgiving break, what’s supposed to be a cornucopia of food, sleep and fun. And among those two short school days off is Black Friday — a day that is much too hectic for me to even step outside. A few years ago, I swore I’d never a...

Returning for Thanksgiving: College siblings visit home after extended absences

MVHS Class of 2014 alumnus Melissa Wang (left), and her younger sister sophomore Kristina Wang (right). Photo by Mingjie Zhong.

Mingjie Zhong

December 5, 2014

Thanksgiving break serves as a sweet, cherished window of time for many college freshmen visiting home, as they anticipate a prospective reality stemming from memories of home-made food, milk tea shops and the warmth of being with family  — especially with younger siblings. Lifelong friend MVHS Class ...