El Estoque

The members of MONSTA X — Shownu, Kihyun, Joohoney, Minhyuk, I.M. and Hyungwon (from left to right) — pose for a teaser for the MV of

Diving into MONSTA X’s third studio album: ‘Fatal Love’

Tyler Cho November 8, 2020
MONSTA X delivers a solid album that explores new genres while retaining its unique style, but struggles to differentiate itself from previous works
Junior Tyra Lin’s corgi Mina sits for a photo at Yosemite National Park in January of 2019.

Pet Instas

Claire Wen and Melody Cui November 8, 2020
Students share about the Instagram accounts they created for their pets
Math and physics teacher Sushma Bana believes the Bollywood industry and its films accentuate the prevalent misogyny in India

Breaking down Bollywood

Gauri Manoj November 7, 2020
How the Bollywood industry impacts Indian Americans
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger set in front of the transgender flag.

Second-guessing a fiction dynasty

Shivani Madhan and Shivani Verma November 7, 2020
Examining J. K. Rowling’s transphobic stance and what it means for Harry Potter fans
Graphic by Annie Zhang

This is ________: Music and the human condition

From “Edelweiss“ to "808s & Heartbreak,” music is nestled within our day-to-day Zoom breaks, karaoke sessions and midnight adrenaline rushes. Read more about MVHS students and teachers’ nostalgic...

Sophomores Angela Doncsev and Nikita Swaminathan model the Lav and Butterfly hoodies.

Creative entrepreneurs for a cause

Andie Liu October 31, 2020
MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM
Poster art from

‘Over the Moon,’ shines in its graphics, soundtrack and storytelling

Vivian Jiang October 28, 2020
The visually stunning musical adventure, starring MV alumnae Cathy Ang, takes a modern twist on a traditional Chinese legend
The ability to personalize  home screens and iPhone interfaces has led to a trend following the release of iOS14. Graphic by TechnoSports

The age of customization: iOS14 and its widgets

Ishaani Dayal October 25, 2020
Apple’s newest software update allows iPhone users to be more flexible with their app organization than ever before
Podcasts are a rising form of media, whether it's a form of information or entertainment.

The podcast boom

Shivani Verma October 24, 2020
Examining the why behind the rise in popularity of podcasts
The main cover poster for the game

How the smash hit “Among Us” caught on

Aditya Shukla October 21, 2020
Online game allows groups of friends socialize during quarantine
Co-owner Liberty Walker poses in front of the Don't Glaze Me Donuts truck.

Six Bay Area Black-owned eateries to support

Justine Ha and Tina Low October 17, 2020
Suggestions for restaurants, cafes and dessert businesses to visit
The beauty behind the mask

The beauty behind the mask

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer October 17, 2020

unior Bhavya Kadiyala bought a few outfits for the fall season. Yet the most noticeable addition to her outfit was the patterned silk mask tucked under her arm as she browsed the aisle of face coverings....

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