El Estoque

Love off the cuff

Love off the cuff

Flora Peng and Collin Qian

December 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

With the cold nights getting longer and the buoyant holiday spirit fast approaching, the desire to settle down in a warm, cozy environment is stronger than ever. For some, this evokes a sense of longing to enter a non-platonic relationship, a phenomenon dubbed “cuffing season” that originated on Tw...

Best of luck!

Best of luck!

Sara Entezar

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard, right? It’s a narrative which Americans, pioneers of the American dream and frontiersmen of the working class have praised for centuries, sailing towards the light that bears the blood, sweat and tears of those who yearn for greatness. But yearni...

Behind the scream

Behind the scream

Claire Yang and Zara Iqbal

November 21, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION

Whether it’s Christmas, Halloween or a different holiday, about once a month, junior Rohit Kumar’s extended family joins each other to watch horror movies together. This family tradition has been happening ever since he could remember, and he believes his family has been following it even since before...

A Minority’s Point of View

A Minority’s Point of View

Laasya Koduru and Stuti Upadhyay

November 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Senior Jade Tsao is passionate about connecting with her African-American culture. She reads books about African-American history, gets involved with protests and movements like Black Lives Matter and loves to talk to her dad about her culture. Ethnically, Tsao has been a minority in her community for...

We know how to party

We know how to party

Rana Aghababazadeh and Brian Xu

November 21, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

hen Fremont HS junior Ashley Henry entered a small home in East San Jose, she found herself in a room packed with students, dozens of them intoxicated and slumped over couches. With the smell of weed and alcohol in the air, a voice pierced her ears and she turned to find the party host cussing and s...

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Coming out of my shell: Forgiving Failures

Emily Xia

November 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

look at the clock. 2:35 a.m. How could I let this happen again? It seems like every morning I tell myself that I can sleep earlier and get more work done, but I get home, procrastinate and suddenly it’s 2:00 a.m., and I still have two classes’ worth of homework to do. When I was in elem...

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu

November 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is 2,270 students. This drastic increase in population leads to changes in student ...

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, Uncategorized

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...

Work and Play

Work and Play

Laasya Koduru

November 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As students walk into Scott Perry’s American Literature class, they immediately lay their sights on the sentences glowing on the walls. Each statement presents an ethical question from the novel “The Great Gatsby.” Students then decide whether they agree or disagree with the statements and congreg...