El Estoque

Hidden in plain sight

Hidden in plain sight

Miloni Vora

May 20, 2016


Filed under Scream and Shout, Uncategorized

co-authored by Sandhya Kannan [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he mirror reveals a reflection uncomfortable in its own shell. It begins to speak through a presentation that appears to be thoroughly rehearsed line by line, but the only thing that goes through the speaker’s mind is the fear of stumbling.For three ...

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

#NotANumber: LHS students start movement reacting to female students getting objectified online

Miloni Vora

April 26, 2016


Filed under Local, NEWS

Co-authored by Ilena Peng  [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n April 17 at 8:00 p.m., a senior at Lynbrook High School, LHS, who wishes to remain anonymous, updated her profile picture with the hashtag, “#NotaNumber”. The profile picture was in response to a Facebook groups recently discovered by the LHS co...

Identity theft

Miloni Vora

April 19, 2016


Filed under Education, NEWS, Print news

Co-written by Kristin Chang [dropcap]S[/dropcap]he remembered every lie she’d ever told. Or at least the big ones: the one whole semester of elementary school she claimed to be a robot. The time she lied to her grandmother about being accepted into a prestigious science camp. All the times she sai...

Performers chosen for Spotlite on India 2016 prepare for the show

Performers chosen for Spotlite on India 2016 prepare for the show

Miloni Vora

March 12, 2016


Filed under Briefs

Spotlite on India is an annual Indian cultural showcase, hosted by MVHS Indo-American Student Association. This year, Spotlite features 14 singing and dancing acts and will be held on May 20 and 21. Below, group members discuss their Spotlite preparation. Raas Featuring: Maalini Bommakanti (12),  Tanu...

MV Bhangra reflects on their first performance of the year

Miloni Vora

February 27, 2016


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the beginning of a new semester and Bhangra had its first performance: Irvington Dil Se. This day-long show filled team members with excitement and energy and as their next performance comes up, Bhangra takes away the key points from Dil Se, marking the beginning of a promising ne...

Weight a second

Weight a second

Miloni Vora

February 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

As we welcome the new year, many of us are resolving to change our bodies, and personal health. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, two-thirds of American New Year’s Resolutions are fitness-related, but we often question where this motivation truly lies: for our health or for the mirror?...

MVHS staff comments on Terror

Miloni Vora

December 17, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

America issuing a “War on Terror” has been one of the many reactions to terrorist attacks such as the bombings of the Bataclan in Paris. Terror has ultimately been linked to religion and ethnicity and thus immigration. Many people have took to the streets, some condemning muslims and syrians, while othe...

Indo-American Student Association changes its policies for Spotlite on India

Miloni Vora

December 16, 2015


Filed under Briefs

Every year in May, IASA hosts Spotlite on India, a series of singing and dancing acts dedicated to showcasing Indian culture. This year, IASA has introduced new policies regarding the show. Co-presidents Niti Pawar and Janani Vijaykumar introduce their new policies and explain the reasoning behind th...

From story to story

From story to story

Miloni Vora

December 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Digital

Co-authored by Aditi Desai If we really think about it, social media is prevalent in every aspect of our lives. When we log onto Facebook, it asks us, “What’s on your mind?” When we use Twitter we’re asked, “What’s happening?” And apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest allow...

Research Club explains the preparation process for Synopsys

Research Club explains the preparation process for Synopsys

Miloni Vora

November 20, 2015


Filed under Briefs, STEM

Research Club is an on-campus research club that gives students the opportunity to apply their skills in science, technology, engineering and math to real life scenarios. Students have the ability to conduct research and then apply that research in the form of a project. The Synopsys Science Fair and m...

Roleplay: Exchange Student

Roleplay: Exchange Student

Miloni Vora

November 18, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Roleplay

Nearly 16 days ago, I faced what my fellow AP Literature students would call a "blasphemy of nature," the incomprehensible idea that I, a 17-year-old high school senior taking AP Literature, was stupefied by a question about making inferences. The question in front of me was  simple enough: Comple...

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Miloni Vora

October 23, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Updated: Nov. 20: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct 23 excluded some information mentioned by literature teacher Scott Catrette. The information has been added. As high schoolers, all students have been exposed to references from the Bible in each of their literature classes at...