El Estoque

Graphic by Anushka De

In the mirror: This time’s the charm

Shivani Verma April 3, 2021
Coming to terms with my constantly changing interests
Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love

Valen-tunes for Valentine’s Day

Sophia Chen and Shivani Verma February 14, 2021
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love
We should respect and value journalism, especially during times of crises

Power of the press

Shivani Verma and Brian Xu February 12, 2021
We should respect and value journalism, especially during times of crises
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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A look into Taylor Swift’s unexpected album “folklore”

Shivani Verma August 22, 2020
Swift pulls off a new genre while staying true to her roots
Photo used with permission | Kristen Hsieh

When life felt normal: MVHS edition

Justine Ha and Oishee Misra June 1, 2020
Inspired by The New York Times, MVHS students reminisce on moments before COVID-19 cancellations
Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Iman Malik and Brian Xu January 10, 2020

Most students of the MVHS community are accustomed to seeing two parents when they come home from school every day. But this experience is not one that is shared by all. According to a survey of 350 MVHS...

Numbing the Pain: Looking into the non-prescription pain medication use in student athletes

Numbing the Pain: Looking into the non-prescription pain medication use in student athletes

Sophia Chen and Lance Tong November 22, 2019
Different MVHS athletes share their experiences with over-the-counter pain medication
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