El Estoque

Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du
May 9, 2022
Photo by Diya Bahl

Under my skin

Unlearning the burden of physical insecurities
Diya Bahl
May 8, 2022
A student hold up a sign reading Stop the Hate to represent to rise of  social justice movements, protesting, and social media in the past few years.

Wait For it

Why we can’t expect immediate change in social justice movements
Jiya Singh
April 30, 2022
Study season

Study season

Juniors take on second semester testing
April Wang and Lillian Wang
April 27, 2022
The methods of communication that people use — voice pitch, voice tone and body language — can affect the way people perceive professionalism.

Subconscious communication

Exploring the effects of verbal and nonverbal communication in professional settings
Mikaylah Du and Angela Zhang
April 27, 2022
Is it too much?

Is it too much?

A walk down memory lane, showing how my taste in clothes has evolved to be more modest.
April 27, 2022
Photography has been an outlet for my emotions and it provides me with an important escape. But it’s more than that; each photo I take serves as a capture of my personality at the time, a published copy of my state of mind.

A manuscript for moments

How photography helped me embrace my flaws
Aditya Shukla, Staff Writer
April 26, 2022
Unlearning pressures at MVHS

Unlearning pressures at MVHS

Exploring how students ease academic strain
Nameek Chowdhury
April 26, 2022
Is that a new look?

Is that a new look?

What happens when you decide to wear something new and others start to stare? Ignore them, of course!
Sophia Ma and Sonia Verma
April 26, 2022
Caramel forms the shape of a croissant as he curls up on top of a grand piano to take a nap.

Developing a kinship

Learning to love the things I didn’t think I could
Crystal Cheng
April 23, 2022
What is professionalism?

What is professionalism?

Students share their thoughts on what a professional acts and looks like
Jayanti Jha
April 23, 2022
Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

The importance of living my life rather than documenting my memories of it
April Wang, Copy Editor
April 23, 2022
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