El Estoque

Lone Ranger: A factor for depression

Lone Ranger: A factor for depression

Rachel Jiang

November 5, 2019

Investigating the connection between mental illness and individualism promoted by our community

Food with a side of feelings

Food with a side of feelings

Aditi Dixit

October 28, 2019

How my brother and I bond over cuisine

Finding passion early on

Finding passion early on

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer

October 26, 2019

P classes. Summer programs. Clubs. All of the things we do to prepare for the next phase of our lives. The process is designed to help students identify their passion, the one they choose to pursue for the rest of their lives. However, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about...

Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 26, 2019

Reflecting on our experiences with America’s legal immigration system

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Rachel Jiang and Aditi Dixit

October 24, 2019

Exploring MVHS opinions about whether or not these precautions for gun violence are beneficial

Youthful melodies

Youthful melodies

Jasmine Lee

October 24, 2019

hat began as an ambitious attempt to one-up an academically-outstanding classmate in kindergarten transformed into my ultimate passion. The piano and I go way back; I remember how I raced to my Taiwanese teacher’s apartment on Tuesday afternoons for lessons, disciplined myself to give up playdates fo...

Childhood: An exploration of our past

Childhood: An exploration of our past

Aditi Dixit, Rachel Jiang, Sreya Kumar, Jasmine Lee, Emily Xia, and Annie Zhang

October 23, 2019

A collection of stories reminiscing about our childhood and how it impacts our future

El Estoque’s childhood music picks

El Estoque’s childhood music picks

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Jasmine Lee

October 17, 2019

There are many things that enriched our childhood, from toy cars to jump ropes. And while we have outgrown these childhood staples, music has always accompanied us. Here are El Estoque’s favorite childhood bops:   https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0GChpUWp3N1FARa9W9AZHC  

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, and Neysa Singh

October 16, 2019

You're a fraud. You're a fake, an imposter, undeserving of the accomplishments you have. We all have this voice in our head. The one that convinces us that our accomplishments never measure up to what we actually deserve. Especially at MVHS, this phenomenon of people feeling inadequate amidst their ac...

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 16, 2019

October 9th 2019 was scheduled to be the first day of the PG&E power outage affecting over 500,000 California residents. There were a lot of people angry and disheartened at this news, and rightfully so, considering they have to go without electricity, power or gas, which causes inconveniences for...

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Emily Xia

October 7, 2019

A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years