El Estoque

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
How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations

How movies instill stereotypical ideas in the younger generations

Jasmine Lee and Claire Yang January 8, 2020

Peter Pan. Dumbo. Snow White. Tom and Jerry. We’ve grown up watching these films — cheering on as Peter Pan and his cohort of Lost Boys battled Captain Hook, and sighing in defeat when Snow White bit...

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Short end of the stick: Why the Affirmative Action policy should not be shunned

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang May 22, 2019
Navigating the purpose of race-based college admission policies
“Climate” Change

“Climate” Change

Tyler Cho and Brian Xu April 10, 2019

MVHS was named a 2019 California Distinguished School in February among 162 middle and high schools across the state. Of the 10 schools in Santa Clara County who were honored, only three were high schools,...

Making the right call

Making the right call

Brian Xu February 6, 2019

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream...

The Monster: Uncovering the harmful effects of social media

The Monster: Uncovering the harmful effects of social media

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra September 26, 2018

It’s midnight and as we scramble to finish homework, we suddenly remember something: we haven’t sent our streaks yet. Panic takes over as we frantically hunt for our phone. Snap, caption, select, send....

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