El Estoque

Lessons and legacies of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lessons and legacies of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Oishee Misra

September 20, 2020

We need to embrace the urgency to eliminate today’s rampant cynicism and idealism

North Indian privilege

North Indian privilege

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2020

North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin

The importance of proper representation

An Asian woman phasing into a sketch of herself, representing a loss of identity. Illustration | Sophia Ma

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer

September 19, 2020

The misrepresentation of Asian communities is damaging

It’s OK to not be OK

Illustration | Irene Tang

Irene Tang

September 19, 2020

A personal struggle with the effects of toxic positivity

Cancelling Cancel Culture

Cancelling Cancel Culture

Abdullah Memon

September 19, 2020

The harms of participating in Generation Z’s new Cancel Culture trend

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Ritu Atreyas, Nishat Kazi, Robert Liu, Abdullah Memon, Oishee Misra, Neysa Singh, and Leanna Sun

September 17, 2020

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning

The mask shaming game is not worth it

The mask shaming game is not worth it

Leanna Sun

September 13, 2020

Why resorting to debasing others won’t actually help with the pandemic

Escaping behind my steering wheel

I clutch the wheel tightly as I drive to my behind-the-wheel test.

Tyler Cho

September 12, 2020

How being able to drive has helped me cope with shelter-in-place

The end of ‘Patriot Act’ and its consequences

The end of ‘Patriot Act’ and its consequences

Ritu Atreyas, Writer

September 12, 2020

Exploring the importance of Asian American representation and staying informed

Let’s address climate change

This image from NASA's terra satellite was able to capture the huge swath of smoke generated by the California wildfires.

Neysa Singh

September 11, 2020

Examining recent effects of climate change from Earth Overshoot Day to California’s current condition

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

Shreshta Ranganathan, Opinion Editor

June 2, 2020

376. I spent a total of 376 dollars this year alone in order to register for 4 AP tests. When I paid my $376, I was told that I would be taking a two to three hour-long exam at Monta Vista High School. Currently, I am paying that exact sum of money to take an abridged version of the AP test that onl...

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

Leanna Sun

June 1, 2020

Why we need to start working towards self-respect for our heritage and culture