El Estoque

Q&A with my mom

Yosemite, 2012

Andie Liu

May 21, 2020

Asking my mother about herself during quarantine

Finding balance: Navigating COVID-19 media consumption

Graphic by Oishee Misra

Oishee Misra

April 30, 2020

How to stay informed during the pandemic without feeling overwhelmed

It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy

Andie Liu

April 30, 2020

Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19

An Earth Day promise

An Earth Day promise

Stuti Upadhyay

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to pursue climate action with renewed vigor

Introversion and Extraversion

Introversion and Extraversion

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Collin Qian, Shreshta Ranganathan, and Anish Vasudevan

April 10, 2020

or as long as we can remember, we've been placed in different personality boxes — more notably, the "introvert" or "extrovert" boxes. Especially in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we're all experiencing social distancing differently, depending on our introvert or extrovert tendencies. Beyond ...

Dear healthcare workers

Dear healthcare workers

Andie Liu

April 10, 2020

A letter of gratitude for our heroes

Lowering the primary voting age

Lowering the primary voting age

Anish Vasudevan

April 4, 2020

Why 17 year olds should be able to vote in primaries nationwide

The silver lining of the Coronavirus

The silver lining of the Coronavirus

Elena Khan

April 3, 2020

We stare at the same four walls every single day. For most of us, the days are blurring into one big blob of various Zoom calls with our peers, Netflix shows and maybe the For You page on Tik Tok. We know what it feels like scrolling through social media for hours on end and seeing the same challenges l...

Finding sympathy for the MVHS administration

Finding sympathy for the MVHS administration

Jayanti Jha and Lance Tong

April 3, 2020

We’re all confused. When is school going to start again? Is school going to be extended into the summer? Is senior ball still happening? When can I see my friends again? Is school even going to start again this year?  We constantly complain to our friends and parents about this strange, new normal we ...

Dear seniors

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Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar

April 1, 2020

It’s OK to be upset right now. The CA state governor Gavin Newsom formally announced on March 17 that schools are highly likely to be closed for the rest of the school year, jeopardizing academics and activities like sports and club events for nearly 6.1 million students throughout the state. Addit...