El Estoque

The faces behind La Pluma

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017

There are a million details that bombard a person as they walk into room B205. The most overwhelming aspect are the posters that brighten the room’s beige walls, displaying an array of colors, images, and messages. The quirky yet sophisticated environment fits the very image of La Pluma, MVHS’s cre...

How to do calligraphy

How to do calligraphy

Devika Watave

December 7, 2016

Calligraphy was used all around the world before the invention of the printing press, and has maintained popularity afterwards as an art form. It looks beautiful, polished and carefully created – and that kind of perfection makes calligraphy seem difficult to master. Now that computers have taken over...

NaNoWriMo: Profile on Megan Chandler

Senior Megan Chandler participates in NaNoWriMo for the fifth year.

Aditi Desai

November 21, 2014

“Writing feels like a release. If I don’t write, I [go] crazy,” Senior Megan Chandler said, an avid participant of NaNoWriMo since her middle school years. “There are so many ideas bouncing around my head.” NaNoWriMo, which stands for National November Writing Month, is an annual interna...

Freshman Alicia Marzolf self-publishes

PHOTO CAPTION: The cover of freshman Alicia Marzolf's first novel. Abby's Secret, published in October, details the consequences of two people's mistake, and the actions they take to preserve their relationships with others. Photo used with permission of Alicia Marzolf

Maya Murthy

May 26, 2014

Marzolf speaks about her novels. Read More »

11 tips to become a better writer

The flyer for the upcoming

Maya Murthy

February 9, 2014

La Pluma co-president Pooja Desai shares tips to improve writing. Read More »

Essay Escort plans transition from privately-run editing group to club

Essay Escort meets in the MVHS library.

Varsha Venkat

November 22, 2013

Essay Escort plans transition from privately-run editing group to club Read More »...

A novel idea

A novel idea

Jaime Chu

December 8, 2008

There is nothing nano about "NaNoWriMo"; MV students took on month-long novel-writing journey Read More »...