El Estoque

Squid Game characters Cho Sang-woo, Seong Gi-hun and Kang Sae-byeok (pictured left to right)

‘Squid Game’ is a horrifying yet enthralling depiction of human nature

Shivani Madhan and Lillian Wang October 6, 2021
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s latest K-drama provides a remarkable twist on classic survival game shows
President Bill Wilson along with the other members of the FUHSD Board of Trustees and district administration hold a panel in the MVHS Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to discuss the opt-out policy

Opting out of queer literature

Shivani Madhan and Aashi Venkat September 25, 2021
FUHSD Board of Trustees host a study session on excusing students from novels with LGBTQ+ themes


Delving into the nuances of reconnection
Reuniting with pastimes

Reuniting with pastimes

Shivani Madhan September 24, 2021
How reconnecting with my old interests has helped me grow as person
An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
Staff members who organized Earth Deconstructed gather in front of Monta Vista High School.

Equity Deconstructed

Shivani Madhan May 19, 2021
Examining the addition of a new equity focused course to the MVHS curriculum
Freshman Jennifer Long and her mother Catherine visit a water park in China when Long was three years old.

Appreciating Mom

Shivani Madhan and Claire Wen May 9, 2021
Students reminisce about memories with their mothers
An illustration of a stray tennis ball on a tennis court

On the tennis court

Shivani Madhan March 13, 2021
Reflecting on my tennis journey and recognizing the harms of fixating on success
Looking back on love

Looking back on love

Shivani Madhan February 16, 2021
Students reflect on how they were shaped by prior romantic relationships
A collage featuring Dark Academia (left) and Cottagecore (right)

Cottagecore vs. Dark Academia: A detailed comparison

Shivani Madhan January 26, 2021
Exploring the popularity and controversies surrounding two trendy aesthetics
The cover image of BL manhwa Painter of the Night by Byeonduck

Overstepping the boundary

Shivani Madhan and Kripa Mayureshwar December 5, 2020
Examining the implications of the BL industry with regards to the LGBTQ+ community
Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger set in front of the transgender flag.

Second-guessing a fiction dynasty

Shivani Madhan and Shivani Verma November 7, 2020
Examining J. K. Rowling’s transphobic stance and what it means for Harry Potter fans
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