El Estoque

Disney stirs controversy over older content on its new streaming service

Disney stirs controversy over older content on its new streaming service

Ishaani Dayal

December 20, 2019

ince Netflix’s release in 1997, the market for streaming services has grown rapidly, introducing competitors like Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now and Hulu. Nov. 12 marked the release of the most recent addition: Disney+, by The Walt Disney Company, with a catalog including almost every movie and show the...

Lessons From Around the World

Lessons From Around the World

Oishee Misra, Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Shuvi Jha, Leanna Sun, and Sarah Young

December 19, 2019

Exploring the differences in policies and systems between the U.S. and foreign countries

America is not as bad as we think

Shuvi Jha

December 13, 2019

resident Donald Trump’s ascension to office in 2016 was hardly smooth sailing. For many, his election was indicative of an America that was becoming increasingly racist,  sexist and intolerable of minorities, people of color and immigrants. Some even declared that the U.S. had become the most rac...

The myth of reverse racism

The myth of reverse racism

Claire Yang

January 27, 2019

Why racism against white people doesn’t actually exist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 21, 2019

n El Estoque’s October issue, EE Opinion explored the dark side of humor, and how people have developed an instinct to deliberately seek offense from humor, especially from race-related jokes. Because modern stand-up comedians heavily rely on race as a primary topic in their sets, many comedy shows may be unsuit...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019

A playlist of songs from various artists for MLK Jr. Day

Embracing the FOB: Expressing your culture should not be perceived negatively

Embracing the FOB: Expressing your culture should not be perceived negatively

Shriya Deshpande

January 17, 2017

Story written by Shriya Deshpande & Roshan Fernandez usty streets with sugarcane juice stalls. Crowded temples with statues of Buddha. Small mom-and-pop shops with vivid, silk clothing. These are some of the places MVHS students have grown up in or frequently visited, and while they might not ...

Winner of Miss America 2014 helps break traditional beauty stereotypes

Gabriella Monico

October 7, 2013

An unexpected occurrence happened at this year’s Miss America Pageant: An Indian woman snagged the crown. And the best part of all was her embracement of her beautiful dark skin and her pride in her heritage. The Miss America Pageant did a wonderful job at disregarding race and picking the best contestant...

We need tolerance

We need tolerance

Christophe Haubursin

April 8, 2011

Students must stand up to hate Read More »