El Estoque

Cultural melodies

Cultural melodies

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor April 4, 2021
Looking into three different MVHS students who play traditional instruments
The 5 Senses of Culture

The 5 Senses of Culture

Delving into the sensory facets of cultures present at MVHS

The flavors of tradition

Ishaani Dayal April 2, 2021
Revisiting culturally significant childhood dishes
Aromas across the world: Incense, bakhoor and xiang bao

Aromas across the world: Incense, bakhoor and xiang bao

Annie Zhang April 2, 2021
Navigating the cultural purposes of fragrant scents

A touch of home

Arjan Madan, Staff Writer April 2, 2021
How fabrics, utensils, and trinkets help MVHS students and staff connect to their heritage
Taking the stage

Taking the stage

Ritu Atreyas April 2, 2021
MVHS students’ journeys with classical dance forms
Indian cultural appreciation

Indian cultural appreciation

Shreshta Ranganathan February 12, 2021

From bindis to henna tattoos to saris, aspects of Indian culture are frequent victims of cultural appropriation. However, as different forms of cultural appropriation continue to persist, questions such...

The cover of the second edition of Le Canard designed by senior Victor Li.

Le Canard

Anjali Singh October 1, 2020
Student-run French Magazine aims to spread information about French Culture
ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

Tyler Cho and Irene Tang September 19, 2020
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean music industry
An Asian woman phasing into a sketch of herself, representing a loss of identity. Illustration | Sophia Ma

The importance of proper representation

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer September 19, 2020
The misrepresentation of Asian communities is damaging
Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Mindy Kaling’s “Never Have I Ever” disappoints

Sreya Kumar April 29, 2020
Netflix’s new boundary-breaking series could have handled mature themes better
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The symbol of a face mask in America versus Asia

Rachel Jiang April 14, 2020
Examining the reasons why Americans aren’t encouraged to wear masks as opposed to Asian countries
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