El Estoque

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Claire Yang and Nate Stevens

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

“Siri, do you know what sex is?” Siri Konanoor looks up from beneath a heap of blankets at her older sister, surprised. Sex. She’s definitely heard that word before. She fidgets, racking her brain for an answer. “Why are you asking me this at 12 at night?” Her sister sighs and eases...

Lunchtime Legends

Lunchtime Legends

Roshan Fernandez and Aditi Gnanasekar

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

The sound of players arguing with the referee and shouting at their opponents bounces off the field house walls. The scene heats up, but after a couple of shoves between the two teams and an argument over the call, the players settle down again and go back to their usual joking ways. This competitive at...

Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

Jahan Razavi and Michelle Wong

May 23, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine, Print entertainment

Nike Air Max. Adidas Yeezy. Air Force Ones. Over the past decade, brands such as Nike and Adidas have skyrocketed in sales as their shoes, specifically sneakers, gained increasing popularity. This rising trend since the 1980s has grown into a community known as “sneakerhead” subculture. Sometimes it only ta...

Mapped

Mapped

Charlotte Chui, Ria Kolli, and Mallika Singh

May 23, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

We have certain established expectations when it comes to privacy. For example, we expect privacy when we are alone, when we’re on the phone and when we’re at home. On a day to day basis, these expectations are seemingly met. The problem, however, starts when our expected privacy is taken away. And ...

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Reviews: Nike Zoom Pegasus 32

Daniel Lin

April 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bout a year ago I went shoe shopping in hopes of getting back into running. Walking into my go-to shoe shop Running Revolution in Campbell, the familiar scent of fresh leather wafted through the store as I observed the shelves, overwhelmingly lined with running shoes of all shapes...

Sports Flash

Sports Flash

Chetana Ramaiyer

April 13, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Look through the images below for information about four spring sports. This was featured in the Sports Flash page of the January 2018 El Estoque print magazine. Junior Colin Chang drops the birdie to take the serve in their match against Milpitas HS on March 22. This year, the MVHS Badminton team has maintained a...

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

[su_dropcap style="flat"]T[/su_dropcap]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...

Empty chairs at empty tables

Empty chairs at empty tables

Hannah Lee

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Sometimes, students need a break. For seniors, this comes in the form of senior ditch day, a day seniors skip their classes. On this day, some students go on small excursions with their friends, while others simply sleep in.   This year, senior ditch day will take place on Monday, April 30. While the ...

Reality through a different lens

Priya Reddy, Elizabeth Han, Karen Sanchez, Ankit Gupta, and Jahan Razavi

April 11, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a certain feeling of unease that creeps into the back of the mind, shifting slightly towards the gut when intuition kicks in. Then suspicion arises. As a stubborn thought makes its way through, constantly poking into the skull, it becomes difficult to shake off the curio...

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Double Take: Twins explain the impact of their relationship on athletics

Roshan Fernandez

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS

Since senior twins Priyanka and Rupali Sujan were three, they’ve had a tiny basketball hoop in their house. They recall much of their childhood being spent with some sport or the other, and even now, sports are one thing they have in common. For these three sets of twins, who picked up their respec...

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

A different stage: Students and staff participate in community theater

Michelle Wong

April 11, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, From the magazine

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s the lights in the theater dimmed, the room, filled with dozens of MVHS Spanish students and many more members of the community, came to an eager silence. A man stood solo on the stage, paint across his face, and began speaking in Spanish to the crowd,...

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Keep your guard up: different martial artists describe one specific move of their sport

Zara Iqbal

April 11, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, SPORTS, Sports

SENIOR MIKAELA LEE, PURPLE BELT “You’re balancing on one leg basically and your other leg is up, but I think the part I struggled most with [leg blocking] is the idea that you’re not getting super close to them ... so the idea of using momentum, I have to pull them onto me [first], and then ...