El Estoque

To take or not to take

To take or not to take

Dhruvika Randad

November 17, 2018


Filed under A closer look, Best of Opinion, Education, Multimedia, OPINION, Perspectives

Modern-day communication tells a tale of linguistic evolution since the day humans started to communicate with words and sounds that eventually lead to alphabets, scripts, pronunciation and accents that when put together, creates a code in itself: a language. “When the Roman Empire fell, the unique di...

Presents of the past

Presents of the past

Gauri Kaushik

September 14, 2017


Filed under MVHS On, OPINION, Perspectives

From the last minute studying for tests to synthesis essays on World War I and document analyzation, it can be hard to realize why it’s important to learn about the past. Below, four students share why they believe we learn history and whether it will be useful to them later in life, and U.S. History...

Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill

Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill

Jennie Chen

May 18, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, One Minute Perspectives, OPINION

An image of a man, or more specifically, a Caucasian man, is what is found on most American currency. This has been the pattern for many coins and bills minted in the past, but the addition of Harriet Tubman, known for her heroics “conducting” the Underground Railroad, on the face of the twenty-dollar...

One minute perspectives on Club Food Day

One minute perspectives on Club Food Day

Jennie Chen

April 8, 2016


Filed under One Minute Perspectives, OPINION, Perspectives

As students scramble to the basketball courts into the long queues that define Club Food Day , some can’t help but wonder about the seemingly excessive prices of the food, and whether or not Club Food Day helps promote the actual club. Junior Shreyas Shastri and sophomores San Venkatesh and Rashmi...

One minute perspectives on catch-up work after field trips

One minute perspectives on catch-up work after field trips

ZaZu Lippert

April 8, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, One Minute Perspectives, OPINION

Co-written by ZaZu Lippert and Isabel Navarette. MVHS is full of opportunities. With our wide range of clubs encompassing everything from music to robotics, students have the ability to explore their interests in many different avenues. Some clubs, like DECA and FBLA, as well as classes such as Yearbook and W...

Breaking Convention: FUHSD Instagram and Twitter accounts reach out to students

Breaking Convention: FUHSD Instagram and Twitter accounts reach out to students

Grace Zhou

November 20, 2015


Filed under Breaking Convention, OPINION, Perspectives

nstagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr. Social media has become an extremely essential part of our lives everyday. It’s unconsciously ingrained in us as we mindlessly scroll through our Instagram feeds as a hobby, or as we instinctively take our cell phones out of our pocket without a thought to respond...

How do you feel: The gender scale

How do you feel: The gender scale

Emily Zhao

November 18, 2015


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Perspectives

engthy debates on the internet, anonymous comments on YouTube, angry discussions on social media. We hear about gender inequality all the time. There are those from all different points of the spectrum: the radical feminists, the menís rightís activists, and those who play devilís advocate. Five stud...