El Estoque

Illustration of a girl crying  while on the phone | By Sophia Ma

Let’s stop normalizing and minimizing the impact of eating disorders

Melody Cui March 5, 2021
Examining social media’s detrimental portrayal of eating disorders
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Back hugs, showers, cars and the dark

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

What is it that you fear the most? Don’t lie. Be honest.  I’ve asked my friends this question before. The worst possible fear they could imagine. Their answers almost always revolve around the...

Analyzing meaningful forms of anti-racist work and how we can improve

Reflecting on Black History Month

Oishee Misra February 27, 2021
Analyzing meaningful forms of anti-racist work and how we can improve
Illustration | Anushka De

In the Mirror: Anyone have a red pen?

Shivani Verma February 24, 2021
Learning how to let go of being a people-pleaser
Finding the silver linings of staying home by breaking through my introversion

Shedding my labels

Leanna Sun February 12, 2021
Finding the silver linings of staying home by breaking through my introversion
Indian cultural appreciation

Indian cultural appreciation

Shreshta Ranganathan February 12, 2021

From bindis to henna tattoos to saris, aspects of Indian culture are frequent victims of cultural appropriation. However, as different forms of cultural appropriation continue to persist, questions such...

In the Mirror: Fake it 'til it breaks

In the Mirror: Fake it ’til it breaks

Shivani Verma February 11, 2021

The audience won’t know if you don’t know what you’re doing.” This is one of the most memorable things my dance teacher ever said. Of course, if you freeze onstage, somebody is bound to notice....

Envisioning the

Envisioning the “new normal”

Kripa Mayureshwar February 11, 2021
Why the prospect of our lives going back to normal is terrifying
Nostalgia revisited

Nostalgia revisited

Sophia Chen, Krish Dev, Leanna Sun , and Brian Xu February 9, 2021
Returning to childhood roots amidst a pandemic
MLK links arms with protestors at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

The continued erasure of MLK’s legacy

Jannah Sheriff January 24, 2021
The portrayal of the leader as passive and accommodationist damages our capacity to continue his fight for radical change
My parents always told me the key to success was eating well and sleeping well.

Eating well and sleeping well

Jayanti Jha January 22, 2021
The importance of giving yourself some grace
The hyperfocus on political correctness among the MVHS community hinders productive discussion.

Intellectual elitism

Oishee Misra January 17, 2021
The hyperfocus on political correctness among the MVHS community hinders productive discussion
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