El Estoque

We regret to inform you…

We regret to inform you…

Charlotte Chui and Jennie Chen

April 11, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

In the midst of college admission decisions, rejection seemingly becomes a commonplace. The rejection from a safety school is unexpected. Your test scores are above average, and you didn’t think your extracurriculars or teacher recommendations were too shabby either. You ask around for your peers’...

Views on AMC 16’s closure

Views on AMC 16’s closure

Charlotte Chui and Jasmine Lee

April 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Sophomore Riona Tsai was on a plane when she received a text from her brother, telling her about the news of AMC Cupertino Square 16 — the last movie theater in Cupertino — closing down. As a long time visitor of AMC 16, Tsai was disappointed to see the movie theater go. “I was devastated bec...

Blind Faith

Blind Faith

Andrea Perng

April 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT

When Donald Trump, former host of reality TV show "The Apprentice," ran for president, talk was rampant about how he had none of the military or political experience that he would need to serve the country effectively. That in itself should have been concerning, and a huge point against him becoming...

SSS limbo

SSS limbo

Songjun Na

March 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Uncategorized

he final bell of my first semester senior year echoed throughout our school campus. It’s over. It’s finally over. The stress I’ve built up over the last four years in MVHS through the constant worry about my grades started to melt away, making way for relief to sweep through my body. The moment...

March for Our Lives: Just show up

March for Our Lives: Just show up

Mallika Singh

March 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

his past Saturday morning, March 24, I was one of thousands to participate in the San Jose March for Our Lives and one of millions to walk nationwide. I walked and watched others around me walk to show support for a more extensive form of gun control. Standing in the rain on the streets of San Jose and lis...

A walk down the dolls’ aisle

A walk down the dolls’ aisle

Sreya Kumar

March 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION

or as long as I can remember, Barbie dolls have always been a prominent part in my life. I recall having a Barbie cake for my sixth birthday and receiving eight “different” Barbie dolls as gifts. Yet, I never really liked Barbie dolls. I didn’t like how they had really slim waists and the classi...

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

We’ve all had those weeks. The weeks where it feels like there’s a test in each period, where it feels like every teacher forgot students have other classes, where it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. But we do. And after the dust settles and we get a moment to ...

Unrealistic Expectations

Unrealistic Expectations

Mallika Singh

March 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

hen I was six years old, I was on TV. A reporter came to my elementary school and asked a bunch of kids different questions about themselves. There’s only one question I remember, though. The reporter asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Being in first grade, my options were pretty limited...

Money Talks

Money Talks

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION

ince the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on Feb. 14, a number of congressmen have given their thoughts and prayers to the victims. But actions speak louder than words, and the amount of money that these congressmen have taken from the National Rifle Association send...

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

Mallika Singh

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

t was 3 a.m. He and his mother were fast asleep, but his dad was already heading off to work. He wouldn't hear from his dad for another week. His dad's routine of leaving in the middle of the night and returning days later was a part of normal life for math teacher Jon Stark, who grew up during the ...