El Estoque

The U.S. versus Italy: third-parties

December 13, 2019

he post-antebellum American democracy has been characterized by the presence of two dominant political parties — the Democratic and Republican parties. Some, such as strong Democratic contender for the 2020 presidential election Bernie Sanders argue that “we need to change the power structure i...

MV Politics Club attends its first convention of the year

MV Politics Club attends its first convention of the year

Jacqueleine Liu

November 25, 2019

Politics Club reflects on their experiences at fall state

50 Questions with Ben Recktenwald

50 Questions with Ben Recktenwald

Hannah Lee and Stuti Upadhyay

November 24, 2019

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History and Government teacher Ben Recktenwald to ask him 50 questions. Recktenwald describes his favorite politician, recalls the worst date he’s ever been on, and shares some of the life lessons he has learned. ...

Getting to know Politics Club

Getting to know Politics Club

Jacqueleine Liu

September 27, 2019

tanding in front of a congress assembly, junior Eric Lee feels nothing but excitement. He is prepared to deliver his points about healthcare and speaks passionately while simultaneously maintaining an objective tone. According to Lee, his powerful delivery is made possible in part from the training he’s g...

Media bias in the democratic debates

Media bias in the democratic debates

Sreya Kumar and Rachel Jiang

September 17, 2019

The unfair treatment of presidential candidate Andrew Yang in the face of media bias

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Shifting perspectives owing to Model UN

Oishee Misra

May 23, 2019

osing your towels to the toilet and phoning in  room service for assistance doesn’t exactly sound a conventional tournament experience, but for sophomore and Model UN (MUN) training officer Nelson Mu, this memory is one of the countless others that have made his experience on this year’s team unfo...

Silenced on the field

Silenced on the field

Sreya Kumar, Ankit Gupta, Brandon Ng, Justine Ha, Roshan Fernandez, and Herman Saini

December 12, 2018

Examining social issues in sports through the lens of MVHS students and staff