El Estoque

Bridging cultures

Bridging cultures

Jasmine Lee and Zara Iqbal

March 11, 2020

A freshman reached out to guidance counselor Jessica Coscia about her concerns for her future career; while the student's parents are both engineers, she is interested in psychology. Coscia provided the student with different resources and then talked to her mother, who explained that being an enginee...

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 4: Not so positive edition

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

February 14, 2020

As the repercussions of January continue into February, Oishee and Lakshanyaa discuss the implications of toxic positivity amid the tragedies of the month. With topics like the coronovirus, Kobe Bryant's death, and more, they discuss the importance of journalism and shedding light on all aspects of the w...

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection of memories painted with laughter and intense joy, paired with artfully crafted scenes of somewha...

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

MVHS community members unpack veganism’s negative stereotypes

Sreya Kumar and Jasmine Lee

February 6, 2020

mid the chicken sandwich debates that emerged between popular fast food restaurants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, an unlikely contender remained engraved in our minds — the Impossible Burger. Founded in 2011, Impossible Inc. wanted to create vegan burger patties that tasted and looked like ground beef. Th...

Expanding definitions of intelligence

Expanding definitions of intelligence

Oishee Misra

January 12, 2020

Critiquing the MVHS community’s focus on solely academic intelligence

Dear football,

Dear football,

Anish Vasudevan

December 2, 2019

Dear Football, Thank you for teaching me about teamwork by showing me what happens when there’s a lack of it. Without the efforts of all 11 players on the field, our team would crumble. But, you showed me that when everyone played selflessly, the results were outstanding.  Thank you for showing m...

Out of the loop

Out of the loop

Jefferson Le, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Schoology slotted to replace School Loop by next Fall

End the stigma

End the stigma

Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar

November 23, 2019

Taking out a pad is a daunting task. Your eyes briefly scan the classroom before subtly sliding it up your sleeve. Your feet calmly carry you out the door before you start making a dash toward the restroom. When you look down, you realize that there’s already a stain. While MVHS is typically characterized as an ...

Food with a side of feelings

Food with a side of feelings

Aditi Dixit

October 28, 2019

How my brother and I bond over cuisine