El Estoque

Selfie factories

Selfie factories

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

February 2, 2020

Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums

#NoMoreLikes

#NoMoreLikes

Michelle Chen and Zara Iqbal

December 20, 2019

Taking away likes on Instagram is beneficial to our mental health

The rise of VSCO girls

The rise of VSCO girls

Shreshta Ranganathan and Anish Vasudevan

September 27, 2019

How a new fashion trend from TikTok has made its way into MVHS

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Reaching out to new faces: Matador Mondays

Tyler Cho

September 26, 2019

Leadership’s Matador Recognition commission celebrates members of the MVHS community

Glorified victimization

Glorified victimization

Zara Iqbal, Copy editor

May 5, 2019

One day, as I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across a tweet that included these Instagram screenshots:                     If you’re like me, you’ve probably immediately recognized a problem with this ...

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

Coming out of my shell: Dummy Dialogue

Coming out of my shell: Dummy Dialogue

Emily Xia

April 11, 2019

How my excessive phone usage hinders meaningful conversation

Bringing back Winter Formal

Bringing back Winter Formal

Claire Wen

January 28, 2019

Scrolling through Instagram the days leading up to Jan. 18, MVHS students could see a bombardment of posts about MVHS’s Winter Formal from leadership students’ and MVHS class accounts. Promotion for the upcoming dance filled people’s feeds, along with posts from the Instagram photo challenge l...

Another name

Another name

Jasmine Lee and Iman Malik

January 24, 2019

As the college application process begins, many seniors decide to change their Facebook names. Some switched last names with students in their friend group, while others changed both their first and last names to avoid being discovered by college admissions officers. However, no matter the purpose, changing...