El Estoque

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...

Traveling the globe

Charlotte Chui and Swara Tewari

September 16, 2018

hen junior Dan Sachs’ brother discovered a summer program that provided an opportunity to travel abroad, learn a new language and immerse himself in a new culture, it peaked Sachs’ interest. Sachs reviewed the options out of the other countries available, eventually applying and being accept...

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Michelle Wong

May 30, 2017

Co-written by Himani Yalamaddi Illustrations by Ananya Bhat Want to get out of the city for the summer? Here are some sites within California to go explore. Lassen Volcanic National Park Climb Lassen Peak, an active volcano Explore Bumpass Hell and Sulfur Works, the park’s colorful volcanic vents Camp an...

First tries: Students attempt incredible summer activities

First tries: Students attempt incredible summer activities

Mingjie Zhong

August 22, 2014

The summer of 2014 has been an exhilarating one for various MVHS students, and here five students share their unique experiences. Some experiences were challenging yet exciting, some furthered their interest in a particular field and some were purely enjoyable. ...

Around the country in 33 days

Around the country in 33 days

Brian Fan

August 21, 2014

From California to Maine and all the way back to California, math teacher Joe Kim traveled to all states in the continental U.S for a family vacation. The Kim family started their trip by heading north, through Oregon and Washington before turning east and hitting their first major destination: Yel...