El Estoque

Off the court: my journey as a LeBron fan

Off the court: my journey as a LeBron fan

Iman Malik

May 7, 2019

I’ve been through a lot in my life. When I was eight years old, I moved to a new state. When I was eleven, I tore my ACL and was told I could never play sports again. And last year, I fell victim to the extreme stress brought on by being a student at MVHS. But nothing in my life has been more diffic...

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Life isn’t picture perfect, movies prove it

Ruth Feng

May 4, 2019

Seeing myself in the films I’ve watched through high school

Why students took part in the Day of Silence

Why students took part in the Day of Silence

Kamyar Moradi

April 14, 2019

The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s, annual day of action to combat the censoring and erasure of LGBTQI+ people at school. This year, it took place on April 12. Across campus, students from different grades and backgrounds chose to participate for their own in...

The Islam I see

The Islam I see

Swara Tewari, Features editor

April 12, 2019

Walking into a room where you know you’re going to be the outsider, where you know your presence will make people uneasy, is a difficult thing.   As another reporter and I walked with the tide of Muslim men, women and children into the Prospect Community Center, where Friday Islamic pray...

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

Shuvi Jha and Ayah Ali-Ahmad

April 12, 2019

“She was wearing a bralette; what did she expect?” “What a whore; she’s slept with four guys.” “She is such a slut; she deserves all this.” lut shaming refers to the practice of individuals criticizing females for engaging in behavior deemed to be provocative or enticing. ...

From sautéed vegetables to Cheetos

From sautéed vegetables to Cheetos

Claire Chang and Julia Yang

April 12, 2019

1:05 p.m.   When the lunch bell rings, students walk purposefully out of classrooms: to a club meeting, to meet friends at a special spot on campus or to their cars in the student parking lot. They gather to vent about their day, discuss schoolwork, crack jokes and of course, eat lunch. I...

The unexpected stories teachers don’t tell students

The unexpected stories teachers don’t tell students

Jai Uparkar, Claire Change, Ruth Feng, Sara Entezar, Julai Yang, and Kamyar Moradi

April 10, 2019