El Estoque

Spruce team wins first place at the 2013 Disrupt SF Hackathon

Sophomore Ajay Jain, seniors Michael Mattheakis and Zuhayeer Musa and sophomore Jimmy Liu (from left to right) won the Disrupt SF Hackathon 2013 last month. The boys created an app called Spruce, which allows users quick access to definitions while reading a book from its online library. Photo by Ashish Samaddar.

Varsha Venkat

October 26, 2013

MVHS students compete against Bay Area professionals and college students to win $5,000 grand prize. Read More »...

Muslims in America

Junior Ismat Junaid, senior Arif Hasan, junior Dania Khurshid, sophomore Zuhayeer Musa: Though all from Islamic backgrounds, these four students, with religious identifications ranging from agnostic to sermon-giver, have practiced the religion to varying degrees at one time or another. Photo illustration by Christophe Haubursin.

Sara Yang

April 9, 2012

In our April issue, Special Report documented the intersection of cultures for students, parents and teachers. One such story focused on freshman Anwar Ali-Ahmad, his parents and their experiences as a Muslim family in America. Here, we feature four more stories of students with Islamic background...