El Estoque

Reactions to Tragedy

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Shuvi Jha, Leanna Sun, and Sarah Young

January 29, 2020

January was a month marked by a myriad of tragedies. Our childhood hero Kobe Bryant died, impeachment proceedings in the Senate further highlighted America's dangerous partisan divide, Australian bush fires continue to persist, and the coronavirus has created an atmosphere of heightened fear. In wake...

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Hannah Lee, Anish Vasudevan, Justine Ha, and Kamyar Moradi

January 28, 2020

At times, an athlete must come to terms with their team’s dynasty coming to an end, while others face the pressure of trying to maintain the legacy their predecessors had left behind

Switching Sides

Switching Sides

Anish Vasudevan, Justine Ha, Vivian Jiang, and Neysa Singh

January 10, 2020

Exploring how certain MVHS athletes handle playing different sports

Opposition to the Vallco Plan

Opposition to the Vallco Plan

Anushka De and Devin Gupta

January 10, 2020

Sand Hill Property reinitiates construction in Vallco Shopping Mall after passing of State Bill 35

Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino

Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Andie Liu, Swara Tewari, and Emily Xia

January 10, 2020

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged...

Coming up short

Coming up short

Stuti Upadhyay, Anjali Singh, Collin Qian, Justine Ha, and Kamyar Moradi

November 16, 2019

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community attempt to overcome different types of defeats in their athletic career and team season

Fighting for Rights

Fighting for Rights

Anushka De, Shuvi Jha, Andie Liu, Tanish Mendki, Sean Yagi, and Sarah Young

November 15, 2019

Workers in our local community are constantly fighting for their rights. Teachers strive to expose all their students to LGBTQ texts and history. The League of Women Voters campaigns to register teenagers to vote and increase voter turnout. Librarians go on strike to demand for improved working conditions. Read this package about the process and the emotions that characterize these endeavors. 

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Oishee Misra, Emily Xia, Swara Tewari, and Neysa Singh

November 15, 2019

The result of the 2016 Presidential election was met with shock by many. The 2020 Presidential election, therefore, captures many Americans' attention, and the Democratic Party claims that their ultimate goal is to remove current President Donald Trump from office. It's hard to tell whether any of th...