El Estoque

The flavors of tradition

Ishaani Dayal April 2, 2021
Revisiting culturally significant childhood dishes
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,...

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

Brian Xu June 2, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often...

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor January 19, 2019

“For four days, they strung me up. My toes barely brushed the ground. For four days, they didn’t let me sleep. Tormenting me, torturing me.” This is only a fraction of the intense torture Omar...

Gone for Five Years

Gone for Five Years

Collin Qian, Web Editor November 7, 2018

It was impossible for me to look at my dad without drenching my collar in tears, knowing it would be a full year until I would see him again. I endangered many trees by soaking paper towels in the car,...

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