El Estoque

International Responses to COVID

International Responses to COVID
Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID
November 6, 2020
Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID

North Indian privilege

North Indian privilege
North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin
September 19, 2020
North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy
Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
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
June 1, 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...

Celebrating Spotlite: A showcase of Indian culture

Celebrating Spotlite: A showcase of Indian culture
The cultural significance of Spotlite on the MVHS community
May 31, 2019

Preparing for Spotlite

Preparing for Spotlite
April 12, 2019

Each year, the Indo-American Student Association (IASA) hosts Spotlite on India, a show that aims to showcase various aspects of Indian culture, such as music, fashion and dance. Featuring dance acts by...

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world

Sweet tooth: Popular candies around the world
Members of differing cultural backgrounds describe their native candies
March 31, 2019
Members of differing cultural backgrounds describe their native candies

Whitewashed

Photo taken from Creative Commons
Exploring my connection to Indian culture
March 4, 2019

When I was a little girl, my mom loved dressing my sister and I in Indian clothes. She adorned us in colorful outfits with thousands of tiny sequins and beads sewn on, sliding tinkling bangles up our wrists...

Finding his voice

Finding his voice
February 8, 2019
IASA officer and Indian classical singer explains how IASA and Spotlite have helped him connect with his culture

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications

Spotlite dates moved up because of schedule complications
November 17, 2017

A lmost 50 people filed into math teacher Sushma Bana’s room during lunch, most arriving within minutes of the bell ringing. MVHS Indo-American Student Association (IASA) officers huddled at the front...

Story of Our Stuff: They stored their lives away in boxes in India

Senior Rhea Solmon’s old towel is now faded and splotched with old color. The black thread that her mother, Sujatha Solomon, used to sew Rhea’s name onto the towel is coming off. Photo by Mingjie Zhong.
December 18, 2014

“[The towel] is pink in color and square… As I grew up, I started using it, and then I obviously started getting older and bigger, so we just kept it in one of the cupboards. Then when my sister...

Have money, will travel

Have money, will travel
May 2, 2010

Senior Nimah Haq created a Facebook group to raise funds for an upcoming trip to India   It's an age-old dilemma. A wanderlust maniac wants to go somewhere exotic. The wanderlust maniac doesn't...

Load more stories