El Estoque

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

We’ve all had those weeks. The weeks where it feels like there’s a test in each period, where it feels like every teacher forgot students have other classes, where it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. But we do. And after the dust settles and we get a moment to ...

Unrealistic Expectations

Unrealistic Expectations

Mallika Singh

March 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I was six years old, I was on TV. A reporter came to my elementary school and asked a bunch of kids different questions about themselves. There’s only one question I remember, though. The reporter asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Being in first grade, my options...

Money Talks

Money Talks

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on Feb. 14, a number of congressmen have given their thoughts and prayers to the victims. But actions speak louder than words, and the amount of money that these congressmen have taken from the National Ri...

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

Mallika Singh

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was 3 a.m. He and his mother were fast asleep, but his dad was already heading off to work. He wouldn't hear from his dad for another week. His dad's routine of leaving in the middle of the night and returning days later was a part of normal life for math teacher Jon Stark, who...

In Due Time

In Due Time

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]enior Juliane Tsai spent countless hours of her senior year behind the wheel of her car, learning to drive. Tsai also holds two jobs — tutoring and babysitting children throughout the week. She thinks there is an inexplicable freedom in being able to transport herself and earn her ...

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Stuti Upadhyay

February 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Opinion Digital, Politics

#MeToo. #TimesUp. The campaign has swept through the nation. It’s in the press, it’s on social media, it’s printed on t-shirts and written on signs. The campaign echoes the demands of thousands of people who are coming together for change. But little does it matter if the most powerful people in...

Ignorant Ingraham

Ignorant Ingraham

Songjun Na

February 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[su_dropcap]O[/su_dropcap]n Feb. 15th, Fox news host Laura Ingraham suggested that NBA stars should not speak up about politics after seeing a video featuring superstars Kevin Durant and Lebron James offering harsh criticism to President Donald Trump. “I’m numb to this commentary. Must they run their mouths lik...

A human error

A human error

Songjun Na

February 17, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/su_dropcap]he perfect way to start off the New Year: with a false missile scare. Before many Hawaiians were even awake on Jan. 13, Hawaiians received an emergency alert for a missile attack from North Korea at 8:07 a.m. Thirty-eight long minutes later, the Hawai...

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

Daniel Lin

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] got into Rich Brian, then "Rich Chigga," when I crossed his video "My Strange Addiction: Kushothyleoma" on Youtube. I didn't think much of it, other than the fact that he had an apparent affinity for smoking pot, and that he was quite popular, with his channel garnering over 100 m...

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

Ishani Singh

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“Padmaavat” is a legendary Indian myth of the elusive queen, Rani Padmini, known as Padmavati in the film. She was deeply in love with and married to a brave Rajput king, Ratan Singh of the Mewar kingdom in Chittor. The two lived their peaceful lives until the Muslim leader, villainous Alauddin ...

Stormi weather ahead

Stormi weather ahead

Anjini Venugopal

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="4"]T[/su_dropcap]he Kardashian-Jenner clan revolves around money — almost everything they do is a strategic move to earn more. While it is commendable and honestly extremely impressive that they managed to conceal Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy for nine months, this too ended...

Examining the power of words

Examining the power of words

Andrea Perng

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]iving in an area as staunchly liberal as the Bay Area, it’s possible to forget that fighting against racism is a constant and active effort. Thinkpieces are constantly being written about how sensitive college kids are, how the n-word really is just a word and how Nazism is okay, ...