El Estoque

Coming out of my shell: Cautious choices

Coming out of my shell: Cautious choices

Emily Xia

October 25, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

ast Thursday, I was faced with a dilemma. I was sitting on my couch, ready to nestle in for a good nap, when my mom told me that we would be eating out for dinner. Disappointed at being forced out of my precious sleep time, I was then asked the dreaded question: “Where do you want to go to eat?...

The dark side of funny

The dark side of funny

Oishee Misra and Helen Chao

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Perspectives on the appropriateness of dark humor

Psychics be crazy: my experience with a psychic reading

Psychics be crazy: my experience with a psychic reading

Claire Chang

October 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

"This is not just some random dream." This is what Star Torus, a psychic from the website AskNow, told me over the phone. In my recurring dream, I am young, with my childhood nanny and brother, all upstairs. A violent hog, able to open doors but not climb stairs, opens our front door and stands at ...

Construction disruption

Construction disruption

Chelsea Wong

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Dead spots, an open space in the ceiling and a missing entrance. According to principal Ben Clausnitzer, these are some of the problems scheduled to be fixed as a part of the MVHS 2018 gym construction hoping to conclude by the end of October. The construction plans include upgrading the gym floors and ad...

Doubled up

Doubled up

Rajas Habbu and Kamyar Moradi

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Print, SPORTS

He looked around the field, scouting the other players. He was nervous but confident, knowing that he had a strong chance of making the team. All he was waiting for was his name to be called. Time went on, his coach pulling players off the field, congratulating them. But he didn’t hear his name. As...

Making a mark on our board

Making a mark on our board

Sunjin Chang

October 24, 2018


Filed under Best of News, BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, From the magazine, NEWS

his year, there are six candidates running for three positions on the Fremont Union High School District School Board. The elected school board representatives would round out a group of five, referred to as the Board of Trustees and would aid in making decisions to improve and provide for the five schoo...

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Fright Night: Horror movies to watch

Ruth Feng and Sara Entezar

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

Six unconventional horror films to get in the Halloween spirit

Low (cost)umes

Low (cost)umes

Alyssa Hui and Rucha Soman

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment

Three easy and affordable DIY Halloween costumes

Dream Theory

Dream Theory

Roshan Fernandez and Sarah Young

October 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

hen she found herself wondering whether her relationship was healthy, whether there would be a future, she turned to an unlikely source for guidance: her dreams. “I asked [myself] when I was asleep, ‘Dreaming mind, show me what I need to know about this situation.’ And then in the dream, my boyfri...

Treat yourself

Treat yourself

Robert Liu and Jahan Razavi

October 24, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

GRAVEYARD CAKE Who doesn’t love a chocolate cake? Make this tasty dessert that fits the theme of Halloween by adding some tombstones on top. Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup boiling water 3/4 cup milk 2 sticks ...

Behind the bond

Behind the bond

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

For the past 15 years, the MVHS campus has seemed to be constantly under construction: new fields, a new cafeteria, new classrooms and, more recently, a new gym. Modernizing the school costs millions of dollars, but as MVHS approaches its 50-year anniversary in the 2019-20 school year, stude...