El Estoque

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 ...

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...

The Greta Thunberg hate train

The Greta Thunberg hate train

Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Why conservatives’ hatred for Greta Thunberg is ignorant and shameful

Xenophobia in the music industry

Xenophobia in the music industry

Zara Iqbal and Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Entertainment award shows discriminate against non-English speaking artists

#NoMoreLikes

#NoMoreLikes

Michelle Chen and Zara Iqbal

December 20, 2019

Taking away likes on Instagram is beneficial to our mental health

Middle of the pack: Why being labeled as a leader or a follower is wrong

Middle of the pack: Why being labeled as a leader or a follower is wrong

Emily Xia

November 22, 2019

Being a follower versus being a leader

Tied Down

Tied Down

Annie Zhang and Rachel Jiang

November 21, 2019

Why we shouldn't feel guilty for being privileged

Finding passion early on

Finding passion early on

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer

October 27, 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...

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