El Estoque

In pursuit of happiness

In pursuit of happiness

ZaZu Lippert

March 2, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, Beyond the Magazine: News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, News Multimedia, Print news

he pursuit of happiness. One of the three “unalienable rights” recognized by the founding fathers of the U.S. when they created the Declaration of Independence. Although finding happiness may have been important to the founders of the country, studies show that Americans are currently prioritizing happ...

A new day is on the horizon

A new day is on the horizon

ZaZu Lippert

January 23, 2018


Filed under Beyond the Magazine: News, Education, NEWS, Print news

tarting in the 2018 school year, FUHSD’s new sexual harassment policy has been changed to fit with the Obama administration’s alterations to Title IX. Clearly defined roles accompany this change, as well as clearer definitions and categorizations of sexual harassment as it applies to all those on ...

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

Taking flight: custodian Tom Orsua discusses his retirement plans

ZaZu Lippert

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Best of News, NEWS, Print news

ustodian Tom Orsua has been counting the days he has left at MVHS. Lately, he gets a little “tingly” every time he thinks of it. It’s a little more real, now more than ever, that his memories at MVHS will come to a close. Counting down towards his last day, January 31, he realizes that the ever-di...

In the giving spirit

In the giving spirit

Claire Chang

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS, Print news

When he first immigrated to the U.S., Goodwill assistant manager Wilson Lee had little knowledge of the process and paperwork involved. However, his church stepped in, giving him advice and assisting him with the immigration process. Through his church, he realized he wanted to pursue a career that i...

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Bluelight Cinemas hits the lights: local movie theater closes

Priya Reddy

November 16, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Local, NEWS, Print news

When Art Cohen bought Bluelight Cinemas in 2009, he knew he was in for a lot of work. The movie theater, which had opened in the 1970s, had gone through several owners before it closed down for the first time in 2001and remained closed until 2009. It was then that Cohen, a former tech industry worker,...

Hacking away at trust

Hacking away at trust

ZaZu Lippert

October 20, 2017


Filed under Print news

ocial security numbers, birthdays and addresses. These were some of the pieces of information that were compromised on July 29 in the Equifax security breach. The credit reporting agency observed suspicious activity on its servers that later lead to a massive security breach, compromising vital pieces...

The lane less traveled

The lane less traveled

ZaZu Lippert

September 13, 2017


Filed under Best of News, Local, Print news

very weekday morning at 7:30 a.m., senior Justin Lin rolls into school, adding his bike to the crowded racks by the side of the A building. This is the home of MVHS’  prolific cycling community. About 32 percent of MVHS’ student population bike or walk to school every day, according to a Safe Routes to Schoo...

The face behind the grade

The face behind the grade

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Print news

or many students, completing an Advanced Placement (AP) test means coming out of the testing room, letting out a huge sigh of relief or anguish, and removing a huge burden from their shoulders. However, this burden is now transferred to an army of select experts, some of whom are high school teacher...

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

Exploring Earth Deconstructed

ZaZu Lippert

May 28, 2017


Filed under Best of News, NEWS, News Editor's Picks, Print news

Co-reported with Chetana Ramaiyer  or the past few weeks, it was difficult to go through a single day on the MVHS campus without hearing about “Earth Deconstructed: Before the Flood,” an event put on by MVHS faculty and students in partnership with the Tech Museum. From trying to get Leonardo ...

Sleep on it: Wellness

Sleep on it: Wellness

Anjini Venugopal

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Print news

“’m here because my daughter stayed up until 3 a.m. last night doing work.” The mother sits down and another FUHSD parent stands up in the Homestead High School cafeteria to tell a group of parents, teachers, district workers and a few students their story. Since late 2015, the Community Wellness T...