El Estoque

Single-use plastics on the rise due to COVID-19 restrictions

Ritu Atreyas May 14, 2021
Exploring steps being taken to help restaurants minimize plastic use
Change.org is a platform that allows users to create online petitions and request leaders to make change

Social change.org

Anushka De April 29, 2021
Online petitions, albeit performative, should not be classified as purely apathetic
Students use Instagram to spread awareness about their own experiences with the threat of sexual harassment and assault, and how to remedy those issues

“The experience of too many women”

Anushka De and Prisha Tiwari March 22, 2021
Young women take to Instagram to share their experiences as women and facing the threat of sexual harassment and assault
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
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
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
A Black Lives Matter poster by National Geographic stands in Washington D.C.

“Arrest the cops”: Exploring the parallels between performative activism and profits

Robert Liu November 7, 2020
Companies and celebrities are profiting off tragedies
Electing Joe Biden does not offer much improvement for the Muslim-American community

Lesser of two evils: What the future looks like for Muslims after the presidential election

Iman Malik October 18, 2020
Breaking down Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim-American communities
The dichotomy of social media activism

The dichotomy of social media activism

Oishee Misra and Sophia Ma September 24, 2020
Comparing active versus passive forms of activism on social media platforms
A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China,...

Sophomore Rachel Chen, part of the group that researched the Lehigh Cement Company emission issues, presents  more information about the plants pollution.

Lehigh Cement Company’s pollution issue

Jefferson Le and Tina Low November 24, 2019
MVHS students spoke against Lehigh Cement Company’s harmful emissions to nearby residents at a Youth In Action (YIA) Conference
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