El Estoque

The Power of Sports

The Power of Sports

Anjali Singh

December 3, 2019

How different athletes benefit mentally when playing a sport

Depression versus sadness

Depression versus sadness

Rachel Jiang and Annie Zhang

November 21, 2019

Investigating the differences between "synonymous" terminologies

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

Robert Liu

May 20, 2019

High test scores, newly renovated facilities and a handful of student wellness resources. From the outside, MVHS seems like the perfect school. The school’s academically thriving student body, however, isn’t without those who are struggling. Owing to the pressure to fulfill goals and responsibil...

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

Why it’s impossible to stop procrastinating

Why it’s impossible to stop procrastinating

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

March 31, 2019

After an exhausting day at school, we collapse onto our beds but we can’t help but dread unzipping our backpacks to take out our unfinished homework assignments — so we resort to rolling to the other side of the bed with phone in hand, scrolling through social media, laughing at YouTube videos and ...

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

MVHS Suicide Prevention Presentation

Dhruvika Randad and Jasmine Lee

December 2, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 15, parents of the MVHS community arrived at the auditorium to hear speakers from El Camino Hospital talk about suicide prevention. The parents were greeted by a long table topped with El Camino fliers, pens and small index cards, and were encouraged to write down questions, commen...

Supporting the staff

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu

October 24, 2018

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress. He sat staring at his lunchbox one hectic day and he decided he needed to find another career path. ...