El Estoque

The chemistry between the Mars and .Paak is shown to great levels in these nine tracks, and are enough to set this record as one of the best albums released in 2021.

‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ shoots high with honeyed nostalgia

Aditya Shukla November 19, 2021
Shimmering flares of soul and funk enthralls in this Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak debut
“shut the f--- up talking to me” is the debut record of upcoming rapper and comedian Zack Fox. Following the release of his latest album teaser “fafo,” he released the seven-track debut on Oct. 15, 2021.

‘shut the f— up talking to me’ hits all of its shots

Aditya Shukla October 18, 2021
Comedian Zack Fox’s debut is explosive and unrelenting
“Life of a Don” is the second studio album released by rapper and singer Don Toliver, legal name Caleb Zackery Toliver. Photo courtesy of Cactus Jack Records

‘Life of a DON’ lives within the shadow of influence

Aditya Shukla October 16, 2021
Don Toliver's sophomore album is precision filled repetition
The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
The album cover for Kanye Wests Donda consists of a simple black square. Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings

Manic artistry is celebrated in ‘Donda’

Aditya Shukla August 31, 2021
Kanye West’s newest record hits vulnerable highs but fails to find cohesion and purpose
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
Streaming in the MVHS community

Streaming in the MVHS community

Justin E Kim and Aditya Shukla May 21, 2021
Students and faculty describe their experiences with streaming video games
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