El Estoque

Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

Andrea Perng

February 1, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

From mass shootings to natural disasters, from sexual assault allegations to violent protests, 2017 was fraught with distress and destruction, leaving many hoping for a better year. The future is an uncertain haze at this point. Some are expecting just as much chaos in 2018, given the trend of the pa...

In the Dark

In the Dark

Hannah Lee

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, From the magazine, OPINION

onta vista, how do you feel? At every rally, we get asked the same question. And at every rally, we answer the same way: We feel good, oh we feel so good, oh! But does anyone really care about what we have to say? Apparently not. It is difficult to believe that FUHSD pays attention to our opinions...

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

The year ahead and the hopes that come with it

Sarah Young

January 31, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, OPINION

With the arrival of 2018, new expectations come along. Each student carries with them a different outlook on the new year before them. Sophomores Udbhav Venkataraman and Daniel Schie as well as freshmen Harshitha Pandian and Katherine Nguyen share their  expectations for the upcoming year....

Freshman Bollywood dance

Freshman Bollywood dance

Hannah Lee

January 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

reshman Purva Gangur lined up in the gym with her friends, feeling excited to start learning Bollywood as part of the freshman P.E. dance unit. There was an apprehensive buzz of chatter among the students who had heard that all of the freshman P.E. classes would be learning a Bollywood dance. Gangur...

Is MVHS ready to forgive Logan Paul?

Is MVHS ready to forgive Logan Paul?

Ruth Feng

January 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION

On Jan. 2, Logan Paul, an internet personality with over 15 million subscribers on Youtube, posted a video of a suicide victim that he stumbled across in the Aokigahara forest. He has since deleted the video, but many called out Paul for being insensitive for sensationalizing a man's suicide. He has...

My problem with the b-word

My problem with the b-word

Daniel Lin

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

t's difficult to come by a slur as biting and as pervasive as the b-word. It's widely depicted in popular culture, from "Breaking Bad" character Jesse Pinkman's catchphrase to the prominent adage "b*tch, please." But the word's mere popularity does not excuse the misogyny and demean behind the term, re...

The worst of 2017

The worst of 2017

Ananya Bhat

December 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We hoped it would be better. As we watched the ball drop 12 months ago, we wished with crossed fingers that this year would be better than 2016. But let’s be honest — it wasn’t. From sexual assault accusations to violent protests, 2017 has taken a turn for the worse. In June, Trump de...

FCC’s new plan threatens net neutrality

FCC’s new plan threatens net neutrality

Andrea Perng

December 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Politics

n November 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to eliminate net neutrality. Without it, Internet service providers (ISPs) could restrict websites like Facebook and YouTube, charging their customers monthly fees to access websites in packages. Civilians and ...

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Adjusting our focus: We need to pay more attention to the news

Nathan Stevens

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION

turned the TV to the news, expecting to see Donald Trump front and center on CNN, as he is almost every day. I did not, however. What I actually saw was much more terrifying. One moment, waves crash along the iconic sand beaches. Tourists and natives crowd along the ocean’s edge. The hustle of the n...

Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

Swara Tewari

December 12, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

It’s midnight and we still have a mountain of work left to do. We tell ourselves that finishing everything is possible and we begin working with a new sense of urgency. Slowly, the words on the computer screen begin to blur, and our mind starts to wander. Fatigue starts to conquer us. As the minute...