El Estoque

Addressing the term “frape” head-on

Addressing the term “frape” head-on

Vivian Chiang

August 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Editorial, OPINION

Co-written by Sara Entezar and Avni Prasad hen our journalism adviser Julia Satterthwaite told us some of her freshmen students were afraid of being raped at the Welcome Back Dance, we laughed. Yes, at the Welcome Back Dance people dance sexually, through freaking*, but in no way does the dance mo...

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

No room: Housing crisis negatively affects educational quality

Shriya Deshpande

May 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Print, Uncategorized

n most days of any given year, we see the same people— our teachers. We've spent hundreds of hours with them. We've learned from them. We've grown because of them. They have shaped our career choices and life decisions. And for that, we owe them a lot. A generic drawing of a community will have ...

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

No offense, but: Examining our politically correct culture

Amita Mahajan

May 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Print

he phrase "politically correct" has been around for a long time. You see, back in the 1950s it was considered Marxist-lingo — essentially, a "politically correct workers' state!" was the same as a Communist state. Fast forward a couple decades and you run into a new definition: a rude phrase labe...

Reevaluating the role of activity points

Reevaluating the role of activity points

Emily Zhao

May 12, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

Co-written by Amita Mahajan. A stream of students poured into the office on April 27 to turn in sheets of paper covered in numbers, checkmarks and calculations scribbled on the side. Over the past few weeks, students went from teacher to teacher across campus to receive confirmation for their activi...

Staff Editorial: Curating our perspectives

Staff Editorial: Curating our perspectives

El Estoque Staff

April 27, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

Originally published in the April issue of El Estoque. s we scroll through Facebook, we see tutorials and group photos and embarrassing statuses that remind us of how much we’ve changed in the past few years. But recently, we’ve seen something else emerge on teen social media circles, aggressively ...

Club Grub Day without Club Promo Day is useless

Club Grub Day without Club Promo Day is useless

Amita Mahajan

April 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

s MVHS faces the spam of profile pictures changing to images of food on Facebook, clubs look to gather as many new recruits as they can. However, this year’s clubs are left only with Club Grub Day, the sight of freshmen pushing through massive crowds of upperclassmen, club officers rapidly exchanging ...

The issue of authenticity

The issue of authenticity

Aditi Desai

March 18, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Opinion Digital

Fusion food has been a part of our diet for as long as we can remember. Whether it be a Chipotle-run at night, or T-Pumps with our friends, we’ve all consumed some type of dish that features a blend of foods from different cultures. When we eat food that has roots in another culture, we don’t stop...

Cookies for sale in a classroom near you

Cookies for sale in a classroom near you

Om Khandekar

March 4, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, OPINION

s of the first of February, Girl Scout cookie season has officially begun. For one month, Girl Scout cookies are distributed throughout the community by local Girl Scouts, who are sent out with a quota to fill of this trademarked brand of cookies. That’s right, cookies so special that not only are they tr...

Homeless shunted aside as San Francisco prepared for Super Bowl

Homeless shunted aside as San Francisco prepared for Super Bowl

Sarah Robinson

February 9, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, OPINION, Politics

Sunday was the day so many Bay Area residents had been waiting for – the San Francisco Super Bowl. The city had spent a long time preparing for a game that was actually held in Santa Clara, and as it approached devoted fans had been pouring into the area. But fans weren’t the only...

A Case for Ethnic Studies

A Case for Ethnic Studies

Tal Marom

February 7, 2016


Filed under Editorial, Featured, OPINION, Opinion Editor's Picks, Under 20 Minutes

ith the news that a new class will be added to the curriculum, we could ponder the classes we want: psychology, sociology, perhaps even a home economics class. But when thinking of classes we need on campus, ethnic studies comes to mind. We already have relatively liberal history classes in the c...

It doesn’t take Calculus to integrate ELD students

It doesn’t take Calculus to integrate ELD students

Emily Zhao

February 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

Story co-written by Sandhya Kannan. f not the high scoring students and the plethora of tea joints scattered across the town, Cupertino prides itself on one thing: ethnic diversity along with its cultural integration into a “white” society. And yes, it is true that we have achieved a very uniqu...

Embracing our hyphen

Embracing our hyphen

Emily Zhao

February 4, 2016


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

or Chinese-Americans, it’s that time of the year to gather with family friends, receive red envelopes and eat an abundant dinner. Some Chinese-Americans may look forward to the event, and others reluctantly go to the party because they don’t have any other choice. Regardless of which category they...