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Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Michelle Wolf hunts down the white house at the Correspondents Dinner

Nathan Stevens

May 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

While I love the White House Correspondents Dinner for its celebration of young journalists and the First Amendment, I can’t help but look forward to the yearly roast of Washington’s A-list as well. Comedy, especially political comedy, allows me to laugh about the unbelievable stories that I’ve...

April 27, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Stevens is a senior at MVHS and ataff writer for El Estoque. He enjoys watching complex TV, writing as well as hanging out with friends in his free time.

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

The right fit: colleges change their priorities in the application process

Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

he end of the school year is approaching, and with it comes a big decision for seniors — choosing where to go to college. For some, that is easy. They got into their first choice. But for others who didn’t get into their first choice, they are left with an often difficult choice. The college appli...

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

It’s impossible not to love ‘Love, Simon’

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews

Going into the theater, I didn’t expect much out of “Love, Simon.” The movie had been all over social media, advertised as a progressive rom-com about a closeted gay high school student. It looked generic. It wasn’t trying to be anything special. But it was. “Love, Simon” isn’t a movie ...

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 ...

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Nathan Stevens

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

turned the TV to the news, expecting to see Donald Trump front and center on CNN, as he is almost every day. I did not, however. What I actually saw was much more terrifying. One moment, waves crash along the iconic sand beaches. Tourists and natives crowd along the ocean’s edge. The hustle of the n...

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Shows: Why I don’t feel motivated to finish ‘Stranger Things’

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT

I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished the second season of “Stranger Things” yet. In fact, I haven’t even seen past the first episode of season two. I consider myself a connoisseur of television, or at least a pretty big fan. Anyone who knows me knows that I watch as many popular ...

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print

ast month, I signed up for Amazon Prime, joining the 85 million other Amazon Prime members for one simple reason — I hate waiting for shipping. Has anyone ever really received their package in “five to seven business days?” I sure haven’t. So when I heard Amazon was testing a service to make s...

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Donald Trump’s unprofessionalism on Twitter stirs up anger in the U.S. and other nations

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

uerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria rises to 48.” “At least 59 killed in Las Vegas shooting rampage, more than 500 others injured.” This month has been filled with tragic headlines like these. The stories that are being told by national reporters every day are much more than one sentence...

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

MVHS Robotics Team uses the off-season to practice and prepare for the upcoming season

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS

To a passerby, it looks like a typical weekend at Evergreen Valley HS. Classes have stopped, students and staff have gone home for the weekend and, for the most part, the campus is silent. But on Saturday, October 14, cars filled the parking lot with students who share one thing: a passion for robotic...

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Not ‘It’: Russian Burger King accuses the movie ‘It’ of being an ad for McDonald’s

Nathan Stevens

October 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

, like many other people, scrambled to see the horror film “It” during its (no pun intended) opening weekend. I have always been a big fan of horror movies, usually catching the most popular ones in theaters with my friends, and this was not an exception. Stephen King’s “It” has remaine...