El Estoque

The exterior of the MVHS campus

Returning To Campus

Anika Sharma April 7, 2021
Analyzing the impacts of adopting a hybrid, in-person instructional model
Graphic by Anushka De

In the mirror: This time’s the charm

Shivani Verma April 3, 2021
Coming to terms with my constantly changing interests
Examining the environmental harms of poorly constructed clothing. Illustration | Sophia Ma

Let’s stop supporting fast fashion

Melody Cui April 3, 2021
Examining the environmental harms of poorly constructed clothing
Discovering the myriad of things we learned this year despite claims of a year of

The year we didn’t lose

Oishee Misra April 1, 2021
Discovering the myriad of things we learned this year
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment

“Bitch”

Oishee Misra and Iman Malik April 1, 2021
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment
An illustration of the pink Power Ranger from the children's television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Not like other girls”

Kripa Mayureshwar March 28, 2021
Coming to terms with my own internalized misogyny
A photo of Trump giving a speech in 2020. | Photo from CNN

Trump and COVID-19 vaccines

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

America, we have a problem. A nationwide CNN poll has shown that up to 57% of Republican men are vaccine hesitant, more than any other group in America.  Trump’s advice to Americans on vaccines is,...

A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
Posing in front of Chinese red lanterns with my mom.

Good Morning, Collin. Good Night, Mom.

Collin Qian March 26, 2021

Ever since I was 13, my mom and I have been separated. Not by the six-foot spacing that we have gotten accustomed to over the pandemic, but a 6,171-mile gap, to be precise. I lived under the calm blue...

#notallmen is a movement raised in opposition to women who share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. Members of this movement believe it is unfair to accuse every single man of being a rapist.

The dangers of the “#notallmen” movement

Iman Malik March 23, 2021
Breaking down the responsibility every man has to respond to the threat and reality of sexual harassment and assault all women face
Gatekeeping online communities is counterproductive and hinders the success of those communities

The dangers of gatekeeping

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Gatekeeping online communities is counterproductive and hinders the success of those communities
Another message from an ASB candidate for a vote

ASB candidates, please stop DMing us

Lance Tong March 17, 2021
Why campaigns DMing people individually is disingenuous
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