El Estoque

“I’m just me because…”

Justine Ha, Elena Khan, and Tina Low

October 26, 2018

Why it’s important to express your individuality

Squad names: the story behind the BIBs and the Chads

The BIBs pose in front of a McLaren at Cupertino Main Street. Photo used with permission of Akshay Bharadwaj

Roshan Fernandez and Herman Saini

August 30, 2018

When junior Ajay Keshava first heard someone use the name BIB to describe his friend group in middle school, he felt uneasy. Coined by others at school, the term stood for “B----y Indian Boys.” The group met on the basketball court –– as a result of lunchtime games at Kennedy MS –– and accor...

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Taking the floor: What makes different Indian dances unique

Michelle Wong

November 15, 2017

n a school where the student body is 83 percent Asian, influences from different Asian cultures are especially prominent. One such way for South Asian students to express their cultural heritage is through the numerous forms of Indian dance, whether it be on one of the MVHS dance teams or outside of...

Playing in a different key

Playing in a different key

Grace Zhou

April 7, 2016

iano, violin, trumpet, cello — these are the instruments we typically hear of as we walk down the halls of MVHS. But the students of MVHS, a mixture of many different cultural and ethnic groups, bring more to the table than just these few instruments. Three students who play unique instruments discus...