El Estoque

2020 Year in review

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Reflecting on the events of 2020
January 5, 2021
Reflecting on the events of 2020

North Indian privilege

North Indian privilege
North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin
September 19, 2020
North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates
Exploring the nuances behind the policies and backgrounds of the five leading democratic candidates
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...

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women
We need to stop pitting women against each other
May 22, 2019

he rise of the 21st Century has brought in a generation that is more aware, sensitive and progressive in relation to issues that have been plaguing our country for years — more specifically, in support...

Sister Scandal: Why the recent James Charles x Tati Westbrook controversy makes me uneasy

Sister Scandal: Why the recent James Charles x Tati Westbrook controversy makes me uneasy
We need to start giving attention to tackling double standards that have arisen from the recent feud between the two beauty vloggers
May 13, 2019

Glorified victimization

Glorified victimization
Privileged individuals shouldn’t try to act oppressed
May 5, 2019

One day, as I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, I came across a tweet that included these Instagram screenshots:                     If...

Our society’s obsession with labels

Our society’s obsession with labels
The dangers of placing people in boxes
May 5, 2019

alm. Funny. Kind. Annoying. Stubborn. Indecisive. Colorful. Frustrating. Passionate. We’ve been called a variety of things throughout our lives. Some of them good, others not so much. It seems like...

The changes in our community

The changes in our community
Contrasting population growth in Cupertino and lack of enrollment at MVHS
February 1, 2019

Stan Twitter culture

Stan Twitter culture
Students share their perspectives on the benefits and the shortcomings of stan Twitter culture
September 15, 2018

tan Twitter.” The word “stan” is defined by Oxford Dictionary as an “overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.” “Stan Twitter” refers to the individuals on Twitter who create...

Student perspectives on Youtube drama

Student perspectives on Youtube drama
October 20, 2017

ven the best of friends can be split apart by drama. Depending on the circumstance, emotions can bubble over and explode into a public display of anger or disappointment. This kind of demonstration tends...

Tips and tricks for an easy life

Tips and tricks for an easy life
March 9, 2017

It has come to my attention that we, as a society, face many awkward and uncomfortable situations throughout our lives. Whether it be feeling unsafe, patronized, or attacked by other members of society,...

CONTRA: the legal age

CONTRA: the legal age
March 8, 2017

*All names that begin with J are false names to protect the anonymous sources. Curiosity killed the cat She sits alone on her bed in the corner of her bedroom, one hand fiddling with the edge of the...

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