El Estoque

In Due Time

In Due Time

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Senior Juliane Tsai spent countless hours of her senior year behind the wheel of her car, learning to drive. Tsai also holds two jobs — tutoring and babysitting children throughout the week. She thinks there is an inexplicable freedom in being able to transport herself and earn her own money. She va...

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Time for the U.S administration to speak up

Stuti Upadhyay

February 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Opinion Digital, Politics

#MeToo. #TimesUp. The campaign has swept through the nation. It’s in the press, it’s on social media, it’s printed on t-shirts and written on signs. The campaign echoes the demands of thousands of people who are coming together for change. But little does it matter if the most powerful people in...

Ignorant Ingraham

Ignorant Ingraham

Songjun Na

February 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

n Feb. 15th, Fox news host Laura Ingraham suggested that NBA stars should not speak up about politics after seeing a video featuring superstars Kevin Durant and Lebron James offering harsh criticism to President Donald Trump. “I’m numb to this commentary. Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a l...

A human error

A human error

Songjun Na

February 17, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

he perfect way to start off the New Year: with a false missile scare. Before many Hawaiians were even awake on Jan. 13, Hawaiians received an emergency alert for a missile attack from North Korea at 8:07 a.m. Thirty-eight long minutes later, the Hawaiian Governor David Ige was finally able to retri...

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

How Rich Brian’s success shatters a status quo

Daniel Lin

February 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

got into Rich Brian, then "Rich Chigga," when I crossed his video "My Strange Addiction: Kushothyleoma" on Youtube. I didn't think much of it, other than the fact that he had an apparent affinity for smoking pot, and that he was quite popular, with his channel garnering over 100 million views. The...

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

‘Padmaavat’ through the eyes of a native

Ishani Singh

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, ENTERTAINMENT, Movies

“Padmaavat” is a legendary Indian myth of the elusive queen, Rani Padmini, known as Padmavati in the film. She was deeply in love with and married to a brave Rajput king, Ratan Singh of the Mewar kingdom in Chittor. The two lived their peaceful lives until the Muslim leader, villainous Alauddin ...

Stormi weather ahead

Stormi weather ahead

Anjini Venugopal

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

he Kardashian-Jenner clan revolves around money — almost everything they do is a strategic move to earn more. While it is commendable and honestly extremely impressive that they managed to conceal Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy for nine months, this too ended up being a marketing move for their brand. Meme...

Examining the power of words

Examining the power of words

Andrea Perng

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

iving in an area as staunchly liberal as the Bay Area, it’s possible to forget that fighting against racism is a constant and active effort. Thinkpieces are constantly being written about how sensitive college kids are, how the n-word really is just a word and how Nazism is okay, actually, because it...

The music never ends

The music never ends

Claire Yang

February 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, FEATURES, Special

’d never particularly fancied him. To me, K-pop group SHINee member Jonghyun was just the conventional, well-liked K-pop idol. Like so many other singers, his name wafted here and there, but his indistinguishable vocals and classic idol face didn’t intrigue me ― so I casually brushed him away. ...

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Senior parking is for seniors, hence the name

Mallika Singh

February 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Columns, OPINION

he back of the parking lot has been coined “senior parking” by many of the student drivers at MVHS. But senior parking, a necessity for any senior who drives, is now occupied by the MVHS renovations for a new gym. It has become an issue, to say the least. Everyone wants to park at the back — i...

Out of focus

Out of focus

Mallika Singh

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

ll through high school, whether it is to review homework assignments or check for grade updates, checking School Loop has become second nature. Infinite Campus, however, is checked far less frequently. Generally, students will check Infinite Campus when transcripts are updated with progress reports or fi...