El Estoque

All Done … Almost

All Done … Almost

Songjun Na, Stuti Upadhyay

April 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

ay 25, 2018 — the day the MVHS class of 2018 will officially checkout of school. The day they will no longer be high schoolers. The day they can say they are finally done. However, while most students will be out celebrating with friends, a small group of seniors will have to report back to school...

SSS limbo

SSS limbo

Songjun Na

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Uncategorized

he final bell of my first semester senior year echoed throughout our school campus. It’s over. It’s finally over. The stress I’ve built up over the last four years in MVHS through the constant worry about my grades started to melt away, making way for relief to sweep through my body. The moment...

Ignorant Ingraham

Ignorant Ingraham

Songjun Na

February 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

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 like that? Unfortunately, a l...

A human error

A human error

Songjun Na

February 17, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

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 Hawaiian Governor David Ige was finally able to retri...

Bye-bye Cupertino

Bye-bye Cupertino

Songjun Na

December 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

s I was driving down Stevens Creek Blvd. after soccer practice to go to the Cupertino Library, I noticed a brand new building replacing Vivi’s, a local restaurant that went out of business last year. I looked closer at the sign written on the building: Starbucks. I think to myself, Another one? How ...

Uncle Sam’s dilemma

Uncle Sam’s dilemma

Songjun Na

November 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

HE 307TH MASS SHOOTING JUST THIS YEAR. 307. On November 5, 2017, 26 people were killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas by an unlicensed gunman. How many cruel casualties do we have to suffer until we can finally tighten our control on guns? WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED...

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Songjun Na

October 20, 2017


Filed under Culture, OPINION

ven the best of friends can be split apart by drama. Depending on the circumstance, emotions can bubble over and explode into a public display of anger or disappointment. This kind of demonstration tends to be more likely for Youtubers, because of their presence on social media. But, the more views a...

Meet the FBLA officers

Meet the FBLA officers

Songjun Na

September 15, 2017


Filed under Briefs

uture Business Leaders of America (FBLA) might conjure up thoughts of competitions, travel and the color navy blue, to name a few things. FBLA is an enormous club around our school as well as around our country, but some may overlook the backbone of the club — the officers — who put in their blo...

Same old

Same old

Songjun Na

September 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION

rump is at it again. On Sept. 5, Jeff Sessions revealed the latest plan to end the DACA program implemented by the Obama administration in six months if Congress doesn’t find a more permanent solution. In other words, hundreds of thousands of immigrants could be deported back to the countries ...

On: North Korea

On: North Korea

Songjun Na

August 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

My grandfather was born in a suburban city near Pyongyang in 1927. Back then, there was one nation, one Korea. My grandfather was extremely hard-working so in order receive more education, he moved to South Korea to attend a military school. Then, the war broke out. Startled, my grandfather immediately jo...