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Ending toxic masculinity

Ending toxic masculinity

Anish Vasudevan

March 27, 2020

How we can change a negative concept ingrained in our culture

The Bachelor franchise needs to increase diversity in its cast

The Bachelor franchise needs to increase diversity in its cast

Jayanti Jha

March 20, 2020

Every year, 30 girls gather in a luxury mansion, trying to win the heart of a man and be the woman that he, the Bachelor, proposes to. Later, one of those girls reverses the role and in turn, is to be won over by around 30 men, all of whom also fall in love with her at first sight. Then in the follow...

Why Western media’s representation of K-pop is unfair

Why Western media’s representation of K-pop is unfair

Leanna Sun

March 13, 2020

Unraveling how the media chooses to report on issues going on in the industry

El Estoque: The story behind the story

El Estoque: The story behind the story

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Leanna Sun, Shuvi Jha, and Sarah Young

March 13, 2020

ou see our magazines perched on the corner table of every classroom, you see our social media posts and stories promoting our newest story, you even see us wearing quarterzips and sweatpants proudly urging you to #getstoqued. What you don't see as much, however, is the hard work that goes into providing...

Every Voice Matters

Every Voice Matters

Michelle Chen

March 11, 2020

Communication and public speaking are important skills to learn and practice in the classroom

The band aid solution

The band aid solution

Sreya Kumar and Shuvi Jha

March 11, 2020

MVHS administration, staff, students and parents should change ineffective procedures that attempt to assist with academic and emotional well-being

Bridging cultures

Bridging cultures

Jasmine Lee and Zara Iqbal

March 11, 2020

A freshman reached out to guidance counselor Jessica Coscia about her concerns for her future career; while the student's parents are both engineers, she is interested in psychology. Coscia provided the student with different resources and then talked to her mother, who explained that being an enginee...

Steeped in nostalgia

Steeped in nostalgia

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

March 9, 2020

Pop culture and corporate ads are rife with nostalgia and we shouldn’t blindly accept reiterations of the same concept.

The influence of young voters

The influence of young voters

Jasmine Lee and Claire Yang

March 6, 2020

Students and teachers’ on the importance of student voters

College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

Tanish Mendki, Devin Gupta, and Jefferson Le

March 4, 2020

Of many controversial topics, college admissions is one of the most pertinent to Monta Vista high school. In this video, El Estoque staff writers Devin Gupta and Tanish Mendki explore why admissions should be merit-based

My Voice

My Voice

Aditi Dixit

March 4, 2020

Three. Squirrel. Mirror. Stretch. Wrench. Cathedral. What do these words have in common? When I was in elementary school, all of these words were difficult for me to pronounce. Even the word pronounce was hard for me to say... To hear more of the story, click on the embedded video.  ...

TikTok deserves the hype it gets

TikTok deserves the hype it gets

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

March 1, 2020

While teens on TikTok may be seen as “cringey,” they’re actually incredibly creative