El Estoque

Review of The Weeknd’s EP, “My Dear Melancholy,”

Review of The Weeknd’s EP, “My Dear Melancholy,”

Sharjeel Rahman

April 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Over the last few years, Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye executed an artistic evolution, inching away from his infamous dark R&B aesthetic to a pure pop aesthetic. The mood that his first mixtape, “House of Balloons,” established is present in other works including, “Thursday,” “Echoes of Si...

A Modified Culture

Sharjeel Rahman

March 9, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Under the buzzing lamp posts of a deserted Target parking lot, a little before midnight, something unexpected happened. Owners of modified cars — everything from lowered Japanese models to classic American muscle cars — pulled up into the space and lined up their vehicles. Despite th...

Tech News: Collaboration amidst competition

Tech News: Collaboration amidst competition

Sharjeel Rahman

November 10, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Homestead HS senior Vishnu Srinivasan was sitting in his AP Statistics class last year when he noticed there were quite a few people in his class that were struggling with the content. He decided that he was going to make a resource, with other students in the district, that would be able to help students...

Autonomous cars without drivers will be allowed on California roads starting 2018

Sharjeel Rahman

October 20, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill called the “SELF DRIVE” Act It will be the first national law for self-driving cars. This act aims to establish regulations for self-driving cars that are important for the industry to continue developing. “Technology has progressed...

National Cheeseburger Day: Making a cheeseburger

National Cheeseburger Day: Making a cheeseburger

Sharjeel Rahman

September 18, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Did you know Sept. 18th, is National Cheeseburger Day? With that being said, here is a great recipe to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with. With just a few ingredients and a stove, you can make a cheeseburger that will impress all your friends. [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ2wT6X...

Press Play

Press Play

Sharjeel Rahman

September 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ounds of guns blazing fill the arena and abruptly stop. The crowd screams when they hear the announcer say the words: Counter Terrorists win. These words echo through Oracle Arena as the crowd cheers louder for their favorite team. As they quiet down, the announcer yells, “Ninjas i...

Recap of Apple’s launch event

Sharjeel Rahman

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Ever since Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone 10 years ago, Apple has followed the pattern of releasing a new phone every year. For the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, Apple unveiled not one, but three new iPhones at its annual launch event on Sept. 12 for their very first unveiling at the new Apple campus. Em...

The never-ending battle of net neutrality

Sharjeel Rahman

May 31, 2017


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signalled the death knell for the hard-won fight over net neutrality. Here’s an easy way to understand it. It is generally accepted that libraries are independent and free. All kinds of books are present in a library. But, what if libraries were able...

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Kendrick Lamar delivers long-awaited album, “DAMN.”

Sharjeel Rahman

April 21, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

Kendrick Lamar has reached a level of prestige almost previously unimaginable for any Compton-based rapper from the last two decades. Fans and music enthusiasts alike hail him as one of the most significant artists of his generation, with the rich storytelling on his second studio album Good Kid, M.A...

MVHS alumni react to UC Berkeley riots

MVHS alumni react to UC Berkeley riots

Sharjeel Rahman

March 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Ever since President Trump placed his right hand on the bible and said the oath that would swear him into office, the U.S. has seen many protests in response to his political views. With people protesting at the Women’s March on Jan. 21 and in airports across the country against the recent travel...