El Estoque

Getting back to work

Getting back to work

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

January 19, 2019

he deafening thuds of wood clashing, drills grinding and the light chattering of the students during first period Woodshop all ceased for the two weeks of winter break. Now that the second semester has begun, new projects begin and the familiar noises rise once again. Woodshop is structured to fit ...

Woodshop gives back

Woodshop gives back

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha

November 17, 2018

Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring military veterans, is a day Woodshop students use to give back to their community. Throughout his years as Woodshop teacher, Ted Shinta has appointed his students to craft pens that they donate to veterans on Veterans Day. “The owner of the Woodcraft fr...

Woodshop loses numbers

Woodshop loses numbers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha

October 18, 2018

In years past, industrial technology teacher Ted Shinta taught three sections of Woodshop. This year, he’s down to one. When the first-period bell rings, 28 students get to work on a variety of projects using the many available machines. With his newer classes like Intro to Engineering Design and Princ...

Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Roshan Fernandez

September 15, 2017

s students sat down on wooden stools in the woodshop room during lunch on Sept. 12, club president and senior Anika Ramachandran and vice president and junior Rachel Lennen gave a welcoming speech to about 15 students for the first meeting of woodshop club. After introducing the club and possible p...

Woodshop club brings its community of veterans and rookies together

Hannan Waliullah

September 29, 2016

f you walk past the woodshop room on a Wednesday lunch, you can hear a buzzing sound. The shrill sounds of the drills, the soothing sounds of the spinning lathes and the jarring noises of the band-saws emanate from the room, blending in with the voices of the enthusiastic mix of students of varying skil...

Tales from the rookies of Woodshop club

Tales from the rookies of Woodshop club

Hannan Waliullah

November 20, 2015

When someone walk into the woodshop room during a Thursday lunch, they see and hear two types of buzzing. The first type of buzzing comes from the instruments, which chip away at the pieces of wood to make them something more. Each tool with a unique buzz: the drill is shrill, the band saw is powerful, the l...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali

November 11, 2015

cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on experience? Student can acquire lifelong problem-solving skills through courses such as art, woodsh...

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Hannan Waliullah

October 23, 2015

he sounds of the metal tool shaving off wood on spinning lathes fill the woodshop room at lunch on Oct. 23. During this woodshop club meeting, students work to shape their wooden blocks into cylinders. By the end of the 40 minute session, many new club members are well underway to creating their ...

Shinta’s family farm

Shinta’s family farm

Rachel Lu

October 27, 2011

The Shinta Kawahara Co., a strawberry farm, has been in Woodshop teacher Ted Shinta's family ever since his father started it after World War II.