El Estoque

An Earth Day promise

An Earth Day promise

Stuti Upadhyay

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to pursue climate action with renewed vigor

Up in flames: Australian bushfires from July 2019 continue to devastate

Senior Isabelle Dingli, an Australian citizen, spent her winter break in Melbourne, about 100 miles away from the nearest fires, but she says the air quality impacted her.

Ishaani Dayal and Tina Low

February 11, 2020

Since late July 2019, Australian wildfires have ravaged over 26 million acres of land and destroyed over 3,000 homes. After the deaths of three American firefighters on Jan. 23, the fatality count rose to 34, while approximately one billion animals have been killed or displaced.  According to profess...

The Greta Thunberg hate train

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Claire Yang

February 7, 2020

Why conservatives’ hatred for Greta Thunberg is ignorant and shameful

Meaningful Protesting

During March of 2018, MVHS students hosted a school walk-out in order to protest against gun violence in America.

Oishee Misra

September 25, 2019

Refuting my previous belief that protesting is ineffective

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...

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, and Laasya Koduru

March 13, 2019

ilicon Valley is a community that seems to share little in common with other parts of the country and world. Yet when it comes to climate change, it is not exempt from its reaches. The multi-year drought plaguing California is a prime example, with the reduction in crop production, increase in water b...