El Estoque

Path to the Peak: Members of the MVHS community share their backpacking experiences

Photo by Andrew Yang // Used with permission

Sophia Chen and Brian Xu

February 8, 2020

Backpacking: an outdoor activity that combines backcountry camping and hiking, requiring the participant to carry all their necessities on their backs. It can be venturing beyond the state of California into New Mexico with a Boy Scout troop. It can be trekking through the Alaskan wilderness with a s...

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, Swara Tewari, and Neysa Singh

November 15, 2019

The result of the 2016 Presidential election was met with shock by many. The 2020 Presidential election, therefore, captures many Americans' attention, and the Democratic Party claims that their ultimate goal is to remove current President Donald Trump from office. It's hard to tell whether any of th...

The race to presidency

The race to presidency

Sreya Kumar and Rachel Jiang

September 27, 2019

People should avoid biased judgement of political candidates based on their appearances

Positivity Podcast Ep. 1: Democratic debates

Graphic | Oishee Misra

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

September 22, 2019

t’s easy to resign to dismay while attempting to stay informed about the latest news around the globe. That’s why opinion editors Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra discuss the silver linings that emerge from the seemingly limitless “bad news” shared daily.  On episode one, they discuss the...

Media bias in the democratic debates

30 April 2018; Andrew Yang during Ecosystem Summit prior to the start of Collision 2018 at Launch Pad in New Orleans. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Collision via Sportsfile

Sreya Kumar and Rachel Jiang

September 17, 2019

The unfair treatment of presidential candidate Andrew Yang in the face of media bias