El Estoque

De Anza College celebrates Holi

Karen Sanchez

March 9, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Special

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To walk in someone else’s shoes

To walk in someone else’s shoes

Karen Sanchez

March 8, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom Dr. Martens and Adidas to sneakers and flip flops, students around MVHS are spotted wearing different types of shoes that vary in color and style. Whether they wear the same pair daily or make an effort to match their shoes with their outfit, these MVHS students ponder whether...

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

A Film Lover: Razi Mahmood

Karen Sanchez

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or senior Razi Mahmood, film is the best kind of art. There’s a sense of joy, a small satisfaction and excitement, when the theater slowly grows darker before a movie. The same can be felt when lying on the couch, warm, watching Netflix. The screen enters full screen mode and...

It’s all in the details: embroidery with Fashion Club

It’s all in the details: embroidery with Fashion Club

Karen Sanchez

November 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s students trickled in as the rain poured down outside on Thursday, November 17, junior Chantelle Chan, Fashion Club’s vice president, gathered a group together and began explaining how to add the details that can make or break a garment: embroidery. Senior and Fashion Club pre...

The faces behind La Pluma

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs, La Pluma

There are a million details that bombard a person as they walk into room B205. The most overwhelming aspect are the posters that brighten the room’s beige walls, displaying an array of colors, images, and messages. The quirky yet sophisticated environment fits the very image of La Pluma, MVHS’s cre...

The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]alking into science class is a mundane experience for 7th graders attending Kennedy Middle School (KMS). But, there’s one particular day that is different. Instead of the usual indifference one displays marching into class, there is a sense of excitement in the air, a surge of energy...

With age comes change

With age comes change

Karen Sanchez

September 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print, Special

As the cable car glided along it’s path in the air, she couldn’t help but shed tears in response to the gut-wrenching terror. Every single time one of her family members shifted slightly in their seats, peering over the edge to catch a glimpse of the green forest below, without fault she could feel th...

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

50 fresh faces: Class of 2021

Karen Sanchez

August 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Additional reporting by Helen Chao,Charlotte Chui, Alyssa Hui, Shuvi Jha, Katerina Pappas, Stuti Upadhyay, Jai Uparkar, Sarah Young Beginnings can be refreshing — a new start where one is allowed to reinvent themselves. Opportunities are presented left and right, but fear and anxiety are alwa...

MVHS’ new assistant principal

MVHS’ new assistant principal

Karen Sanchez

August 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

The smell of burgers can not be ignored; the pungent fragrance reaches the nose as it snakes its way from one end of the queue to the other. Students walk swiftly in pairs of two, sometimes in bundles of three or four, towards the line growing quickly outside of the cafeteria. Overlooking the sce...

Club Representation: MVHS Philosophy Club and new T-shirts

Karen Sanchez

May 25, 2017


Filed under Briefs

As the school year comes to an end, clubs like the Philosophy Club begin to wrap up their business in preparation for summer vacation. However, before summer begins Philosophy Club conducted one final act of business. They introduced intriguing light pink club T-shirts. Despite the final result ...

Just did it?

Just did it?

Karen Sanchez

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s students enter the locker rooms and change for P.E., few think twice about the days activities. However, for Nur Khan, now a senior in middle college, P.E. was a struggle. Wearing layer on top of layer was too much for her to deal with everyday, not to mention her hijab constantly...

Flea Market Adventure: A look into the faces and items at the De Anza Flea Market

Flea Market Adventure: A look into the faces and items at the De Anza Flea Market

Karen Sanchez

March 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs, The Weekend

The first Saturday of every month, vendors from across the Bay Area set out for the De Anza College parking lot where a flea market takes place. People walk from stall to stall, looking at shoes, comics, clothes, makeup, toys and books to name only a few goods. Look through to see the experience. ...