El Estoque

Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019

haven’t always been good at accepting you into my life. You get a pretty bad rep, and I guess for a good reason: nobody likes change. It’s your best friend that always seems to be close on your heels, and fending you off means that I get to fend change off too; I get to relish in the way things a...

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Sarah Young and Anish Vasudevan

May 22, 2019

MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny, how after months of talking to someone, feelings can change in an instant. Before I saw him as only a frie...

Senior trips

Senior trips

Jahan Razavi

May 19, 2019

Camping While some groups travel abroad, senior Shakthi Elangovan decided to go camping with a group of friends in Sunset Beach, near Watsonville. “We wanted to have a senior trip, but one of our friends in our group is moving to India,” Elangovan said. “We knew it would be hard to plan on...

The replacement of Musical.ly and Vine

The replacement of Musical.ly and Vine

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Collin Qian

May 4, 2019

n app known for lip syncing and short sketch comedy videos, Musical.ly was once wildly popular. Towards the end of 2018, the company running the service shut down and merged with a new app, TikTok, where it conveniently transferred its data, profiles, videos and users. With 500 million monthly active u...

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Annie Zhang

May 1, 2019

merging in the music industry in 2012, singer-songwriter, composer and producer Blackbear has graced alternative R&B enthusiasts with his heavy lyrical albums. Extolling the thrill of heartbreak, drug addiction and sex, Blackbear has produced streaming hits such as the double-platinum selling “Do Re M...

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

The crossroads of food and religion in the month of April

Flora Peng

April 23, 2019

Readily-available Easter renditions of adorable baby animals and the declining diets of students overwhelmed by approaching exams are not the only contributors to fluctuation in food consumption during April—some of the most widely observed holidays from a variety of religions also take place during...

Rolling out my own red carpet

Rolling out my own red carpet

Herman Saini, Visuals Editor

April 12, 2019

I know you're a star Where you go I follow No matter how far If life is a movie Then you're the best part Prom was one of the biggest highlights of my junior year. It meant I was almost done with this stressful year, but it’s also the dance that everyone treats as a classic coming-of-ag...