El Estoque

Democracy Through a Screen

Democracy Through a Screen

Ruth Feng and Lakshanyaa Ganesh

November 21, 2018


Filed under National, NEWS

aylor Swift superfan senior Risha Baxi was having a normal Monday morning on Oct. 29 until her friend sent her a text message ending with a string of exclamation points. Swift had reposted Baxi’s parents on her Instagram story. The previous day, her parents had headed to the polls to cast their votes for the lo...

Deciphering Feminism

Deciphering Feminism

Shuvi Jha

January 29, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, News Multimedia

was the year women's voices were allowed to ring loud and free as the #MeToo movement pushed for equality. It was the year when White House adviser Kellyanne Conway refused to call herself a feminist “because it [seemed] to be very anti-male and very pro-abortion,” and the year when “Wonder Woma...

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

“Me Too”: MVHS alumni share their sexual assault stories

Gauri Kaushik

November 10, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, News Multimedia

"The first time it happened, she was in elementary school. They were playing a game where she had to “guess the object,” and he made her touch certain body parts. What made it worse was the fact that he was her cousin." After the sexual assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein,...

A definitive guide to Trumpcare versus Obamacare

A definitive guide to Trumpcare versus Obamacare

Bill Cheng

March 30, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

s times change and the different parties take control of the white house, political viewpoints tend to shift. In this case, as former President Barack Obama steps down and President Donald Trump takes office, one of the main issues both figures are passionate about is health care for the American pu...

Traffic deaths spike across the US

Traffic deaths spike across the US

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

Traffic — it’s an inconvenience that anyone who’s ever been on a drive knows all too well. According to the CDC, it is also the number one cause of death for teenagers in the U.S. aged 12 to 19. However, a 2016 National Safety Council study shows it’s not just teenagers that are getting into ...

A day at the Santa Clara U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office

A day at the Santa Clara U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office

Claire Chang

March 8, 2017


Filed under Local, National, Politics

he building is only one story tall, but stretches so far in both directions that it seems massive. It sits silently at the edge of a cul-de-sac, a one story concrete behemoth framed by grey steps and a tall silver flagpole. The large glass doors that crown the top of a short flight of stairs swing open ...

Politics in entertainment events

Politics in entertainment events

Chelsea Wong

March 3, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

On Feb. 12 at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, a hip-hop group called ‘Tribe Called Quest’ performed a moving piece. During a night celebrating popular music stars and current art, the group conveyed a powerful political statement through their show. The group, who was joined by Best New Artist Nominee Anderson Pa...

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

Krishna Sunder

March 3, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

Secession isn’t new to the U.S. From Virginia’s calls to secession in 1798 to the South during the Civil War, movements for state secession have risen since the creation of the Union. But it wasn’t until after the 2016 election that serious calls for secession re-entered national politics through...

#DeleteUber is trending in response to the incident at JFK airport

#DeleteUber is trending in response to the incident at JFK airport

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 5, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS

Recently, the #DeleteUber has been trending on Twitter. More than 200,000 Uber accounts have been deleted, according to a report from The New York Times It all started on Jan. 28.  According to Forbes article titled, “Understand This Before You #DeleteUber”, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, an organization consisting...

The impact of the Holocaust

The impact of the Holocaust

Ilena Peng

January 27, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, National, NEWS, Video

It was 1943 in Nazi occupied Amsterdam when two events occurred. Neither of them came close to making the cover pages of the newspapers that broke the news of the end of World War II two years later. But 1943 was the year that has unmistakably shaped the past three generations of student teacher Trisha ...

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

Karen Sanchez

January 22, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Videos

n Mar. 7 2014, television screens displayed images of a white plane with red and blue lines on its side accompanied with the word ‘Malaysia’ across a variety of channels. Reporters faced cameras as they broke the news to the world and scurried behind screens to update their stories. The same story was ...