El Estoque

The Famed Youth: Dehumanizing children in the entertainment industry

The Famed Youth: Dehumanizing children in the entertainment industry

Emily Xia and Aditi Dixit

November 24, 2019

We should support the personal passions and pursuits of young celebrities

Thumbpaint

Thumbpaint

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

October 23, 2019

Senior Brett Park creates comics to inspire thousands of Instagram followers

‘Abominable’ Review: The importance of Asian representation

‘Abominable’ Review: The importance of Asian representation

Vivian Jiang

October 9, 2019

The cultural significance of ‘Abominable’ and what it means for Asian Americans

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Tabitha Mendez and Stuti Upadhyay

March 31, 2019

The Quinlan Community Center accommodated over 200 MVHS students and community members on March 30 as Octagon held its annual Cure Cancer Casino event. The night featured various activities, such as card games and photo booths, entertainment, such as live music and dances and a three-course-meal from...

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Homemade Hipster: Mini pecan pies

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 26, 2018

With winter right around the corner, pies and other warm delights are found throughout grocery stores and at Thanksgiving dinners. With a tangible sweetness and soft texture, pecan pies are something you’ll often see during the holidays. These mini versions of the traditional pecan pie are a delicious and q...

Dance to this

Dance to this

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

November 8, 2018

rowds of people screaming with excitement. Bodies pushed against one another reaching for the stage. Vibrations from the instruments blared through speakers sending a shaking sensation through the ground. The most vivid memories I cherish all seem to be from attending concerts like this. I have be...

Dear Halloween,

Dear Halloween,

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

October 24, 2018

ou used to be my absolute favorite holiday. Every year, I’d beg my parents to go candy shopping as soon as they lined the Target aisles with spooky black bats and cartoonish pumpkins, replacing September’s school supplies. I wanted to make sure our house was the house — known for having the be...