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Dylan and his stars

Dylan and his stars

Om Khandekar and Anjini Venugopal

May 23, 2018

Among towering volleyball players sits 5-year-old Dylan Tagawa. Surrounded by the team’s postgame chatter, he stretches and sits quietly for a few seconds before standing up to make an announcement. The players lower their volume and turn their attention to Dylan, who begins his latest story. “...

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

African American leaders hold press conference about racially charged incidents at MVHS

ZaZu Lippert

June 14, 2017

Community activists held a press conference on June 13 at 11 a.m. at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) in San Jose regarding racially charged incidents at MVHS. The allegations stated that a group of MVHS students created a “kill list” in an online chat targeting African American...

Beyond the Ballot

Beyond the Ballot

El Estoque Staff

November 2, 2016

The election is in a week and it's not all about the presidency. El Estoque explored the election from a national, state and local perspective. Click below to find out about more about the election, from state propositions to the outside influences that affect our vote. Page by Sharjeel Rahman Graphics by Elizabeth Han and H...

THE WHISPER OF A DREAM: What the American Dream means to parents, students and teachers

THE WHISPER OF A DREAM: What the American Dream means to parents, students and teachers

Daniel Lin

October 2, 2016

America's roots are deeply engrained in the immigrants that arrived there. From the Pilgrims' first landing in the 17th century to the plight of the Irish peoples in the mid-19th century, the movement of foreigners to the United States plays an invaluable role in American identity. Today, the spirit...

Football: Matadors lose the Helmet in upset by Cupertino HS

Football: Matadors lose the Helmet in upset by Cupertino HS

Sharjeel Rahman

September 26, 2016

Correction (Sept. 26): A previous version of this story incorrectly said that senior Pranad Reddy threw the 70-yard pass to junior Bob Entezar. MVHS was still on the field after the game, with tears and sweat on their faces as they sat in their post-game huddle. As the shock of getting their thi...

Muslims living the aftereffects of 9/11

Muslims living the aftereffects of 9/11

Avni Prasad

September 11, 2016

unior Razi Mahmood was one and a half years old when the infamous attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. All he knows of the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is from the stories he hears, and one in particular still stands out to him: Mahmood’s two older sisters were walking back from school. They were wearing hijab...

A Look at the Paralympics

A Look at the Paralympics

Akshara Majjiga

September 8, 2016

One sporting event that stands out among all others are the Paralympics. According to BBC, there is no event that is more large-scale and has as much historic value. 160 countries compete with over 4300 athletes, all with varying disabilities. The world becomes a stage as athletes from countries all...