El Estoque

Social media trends during shelter-in-place

The Bill Clinton album ranking trend sees participants fill out this template of the former president holding up a record sleeve with their favorite albums.
Photo Courtesy of billclintonswag.com

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

June 3, 2020

Exploring the opinions of different MVHS student about social media usage during quarantine

TikTok users create videos about COVID-19

TikTok users create videos about COVID-19

Hannah Lee

April 2, 2020

Influencers discuss the prevalence of coronavirus videos on the popular platform

Selfie factories

A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

February 2, 2020

Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums


Illustration | Claire Yang

Michelle Chen and Zara Iqbal

December 20, 2019

Taking away likes on Instagram is beneficial to our mental health

The rise of VSCO girls

Typical VSCO girls dawn bracelets and scrunchies on their hand which are related to other parts of their lives. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

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

How Matador Mondays are created

Tyler Cho

September 27, 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