El Estoque

A twist on tradition

Senior Daniel Kao and his family taking a selfie at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy of Daniel Kao // Used with permission
Sharing the different ways that MVHS students celebrate winter holidays
December 17, 2020
Sharing the different ways that MVHS students celebrate winter holidays

Famous Last Words: Senior Quotes

Senior Giovanni Vurro explains his senior quote.
Seniors explain the significance of their quote
November 24, 2019
Seniors explain the significance of their quote

Officers of Japanese Club illustrate what ‘dango’ means in Japanese tradition

Asanuma spoons himself the shoyu (soy sauce) on his dango.
The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event
October 8, 2019
The club serves sweet rice dumpling balls for its first food event

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

The typical
How religion influences diet during a holiday season
April 23, 2019

Readily-available Easter renditions of adorable baby animals and the declining diets of students overwhelmed by approaching exams are not the only contributors to fluctuation in food consumption during...

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years

Cherishing Christmas: Comparing holiday traditions now to those of previous years
The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years
December 17, 2018
The change I've experienced in Christmas traditions over the years

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons

French Honor Society: Expanding our Horizons
April 12, 2018

Senior Anika Ramachandran, president of French Honor Society (FHS) is nearly done serving her term as the society’s president. Over the past couple years, the club has become very important to her and...

Rowing: A misunderstood sport

Rowing: A misunderstood sport
October 18, 2017

ophomore Revan Aponso wakes up at 4:15 A.M. every Friday morning, packs his gear and takes a shower before going to practice his favorite sport: rowing. With the sky covered in a blanket of darkness, he...

Custom made

Junior Rekha Nagarajan embraces her half-Japanese and half-Indian background and was raised to appreciate people for who they are. Photo by Varsha Venkat.
March 13, 2013

Junior Rekha Nagarajan shares her positive outlook on having a multicultural background. When most people see junior Rekha Nagarajan, they just see an Indian girl strolling around campus with...

Is homecoming obsolete?

Is homecoming obsolete?
October 12, 2011

Every year, there’s Homecoming. Every year, varsity plays to the exhilaration and excitement of the Friday crowd that bears the chilly fall night just to see them win.  Every year, the expectations...

Load more stories