El Estoque

The music never ends

The music never ends

Claire Yang

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’d never particularly fancied him. To me, K-pop group SHINee member Jonghyun was just the conventional, well-liked K-pop idol. Like so many other singers, his name wafted here and there, but his indistinguishable vocals and classic idol face didn’t intrigue me ― so I casually...

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Mallika Singh

February 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he back of the parking lot has been coined “senior parking” by many of the student drivers at MVHS. But senior parking, a necessity for any senior who drives, is now occupied by the MVHS renovations for a new gym. It has become an issue, to say the least. Everyone wants to pa...

Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ll through high school, whether it is to review homework assignments or check for grade updates, checking School Loop has become second nature. Infinite Campus, however, is checked far less frequently. Generally, students will check Infinite Campus when transcripts are updated with pr...

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Andrea Perng

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

From mass shootings to natural disasters, from sexual assault allegations to violent protests, 2017 was fraught with distress and destruction, leaving many hoping for a better year. The future is an uncertain haze at this point. Some are expecting just as much chaos in 2018, given the trend of the pa...

In the Dark

In the Dark

Hannah Lee

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]onta vista, how do you feel? At every rally, we get asked the same question. And at every rally, we answer the same way: We feel good, oh we feel so good, oh! But does anyone really care about what we have to say? Apparently not. It is difficult to believe that FUHSD pays atten...

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

Sarah Young

January 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION

With the arrival of 2018, new expectations come along. Each student carries with them a different outlook on the new year before them. Sophomores Udbhav Venkataraman and Daniel Schie as well as freshmen Harshitha Pandian and Katherine Nguyen share their  expectations for the upcoming year....

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students who had heard that all of the freshman P.E. classes would be learning a Bol...

Is MVHS ready to forgive Logan Paul?

Is MVHS ready to forgive Logan Paul?

Ruth Feng

January 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION

On Jan. 2, Logan Paul, an internet personality with over 15 million subscribers on Youtube, posted a video of a suicide victim that he stumbled across in the Aokigahara forest. He has since deleted the video, but many called out Paul for being insensitive for sensationalizing a man's suicide. He has...

My problem with the b-word

My problem with the b-word

Daniel Lin

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t's difficult to come by a slur as biting and as pervasive as the b-word. It's widely depicted in popular culture, from "Breaking Bad" character Jesse Pinkman's catchphrase to the prominent adage "b*tch, please." But the word's mere popularity does not excuse the misogyny and demean...