El Estoque

Faculty pilots ‘Take 10 Deep Breaths’ activity

English teacher Matt Brashear’s Mythology and Folklore students participate in the newly introduced breathing exercise on May 2. Faculty hopes that the pilot week will reveal positive results as students evaluate the merits of meditation as a form of stress relief. Photo by Ambika Dubey.

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 5, 2014

Teachers encourage students to participate in breathing exercise during the week of April 27 to promote stress management. Read More »...

Rise from the rankings: The evolution of the relationship between consumer and advertiser

Rise from the rankings: The evolution of the relationship between consumer and advertiser

Pranav Parthasarathy

February 9, 2014

Social studies teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez’s online shopping routine is fairly straightforward. She begins at the crossroads of the Internet: Google. She never starts with a blank slate, instead visualizing her desired product along with its price range before hitting the search bar. From ...

Students and teachers reflect on passing of Nelson Mandela

Joyce Varma

December 20, 2013

South African president makes positive impact on MVHS campus. Read More »...

History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez shares her oversize souvenirs

M-H shows her oversized items that she keeps around the classroom. Her collection is an accumulation of student gifts and personal purchases. Photo by Smitha Gundavajhala.

Yashashree Pisolkar

May 23, 2013

On the first day of school, AP U.S. History and regular Government and Economics teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez pulled out her oversized pencil to take attendance, hoping to “break the ice” with her new set of students. Even though students initially felt a little discomfited by the showcase of ...

Cracking the code

Cracking the code

Amrutha Dorai

October 22, 2012

  Students and teachers prepare for the first code red drill of the year Read More »...

New teacher bridges three academic departments

New teacher bridges three academic departments

Jennifer Lee

August 24, 2012

Spanish 2. PE 9. U.S. Government and Economics. Individually, and occasionally in combinations of two, these three classes are commonly seen on schedules for teachers and students alike; but never have all three been grouped together at once. Meet Ashley Stolhand, one of the few people whose...

On that day: Teachers reflect

Lisa Zhang

September 11, 2011

English teachers David Clarke and Vennessa Nava and History teacher Viviana Montoya-Hernandez describe the day when they heard about the 9/11 news. Clarke was a teacher at another school at the time, while Nava was still a college student. ...

Think you are good at faces?

Think you are good at faces?

Laura Yang

September 11, 2010

Try your luck at guessing the face behind the cream   Read More »...

Saturday Night Live lives up to expectations

Saturday Night Live lives up to expectations

Anthony Chen

February 1, 2009

MVHS Saturday Night Live succeeds in making audience laugh Saturday Night Live had it all, from a mock Sarah Palin to a depressed, suicidal Bruce Banner, all packaged into a relatively fresh, modern-day comedy that held the crowd’s attention from the moment the show started. Members of the audien...