El Estoque

Best and worst of 2017

Best and worst of 2017

Ruth Feng

December 2, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, students look recall the the highs and lows of their year. Although some students remember controversial government policies and countless sexual allegations, others remember family trips and memories with friends. Watch the video below to hear students discuss their most memorable...

Students react to catcalling

Students react to catcalling

Ruth Feng

September 26, 2017

In the present day, rape and other forms of sexual harassment are strictly condemned by most of American society, and if anyone were to commit it, there would be immense backlash. Take the Brock Turner case for example. Not only was there backlash from the online media, Stanford University students joined toget...

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Word on the Street: Immigrant

Avni Prasad

March 10, 2017

my Chua, author of Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother and a Chinese immigrant, scolded her oldest daughter Sophia for making fun of someone for having any kind of foreign accent. “Do you know what a foreign accent is? It’s a sign of bravery,” Chua said. That’s what being an immigrant was to...

Word on the Street: FOB

Word on the Street: FOB

Vivian Chiang

January 23, 2017

The word remains in our culture, stereotyping and labeling mass amounts of people. The acronym ‘FOB’ represents the term ‘Fresh Off the Boat,” meaning someone who is new to an area and has yet to conform to the new culture. Most MVHS students are familiar with the word, while others remain ignorant...

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

The investigation for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has come to an end

Karen Sanchez

January 22, 2017

n Mar. 7 2014, television screens displayed images of a white plane with red and blue lines on its side accompanied with the word ‘Malaysia’ across a variety of channels. Reporters faced cameras as they broke the news to the world and scurried behind screens to update their stories. The same story was ...

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

How the tide hasn’t turned: Residents express Cupertino’s consistency

Shriya Deshpande

December 7, 2016

rom pearl milk tea and falafels to Apple computers and iPhones, Cupertino is defined by its cultural, technological and educational advancements. In some aspects, the city has changed drastically over the years but there are also some aspects in which it hasn’t. Explore what Cupertino residents think abo...

Man on the street: Worst moments of 2016

Man on the street: Worst moments of 2016

Roshan Fernandez

December 3, 2016

ith the holidays almost here, it is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over and 2017 is just around the corner. Throughout the past year, there have been many groundbreaking moments that could have a huge impact on the future. But, this year has also had its fair share of disappointments, tragedies and letdo...

Student reactions to the Presidential Election

Student reactions to the Presidential Election

Ilena Peng

November 12, 2016

n election night, Tuesday, Nov. 8, after months of following the candidates’ journeys, many students delayed their homework to keep a watchful eye on election updates. And, at the end of the night, republican nominee Donald J. Trump had become our 45th president. At school the next day, students co...

Students and teachers discuss their last thoughts on the election

Students and teachers discuss their last thoughts on the election

Vivian Chiang

November 7, 2016

With the election right around the corner, people are on the edge of their seats, wondering who will determine the future of America: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Although many Americans have already cast in their vote, the last voters will go to the polls tomorrow, Nov. 8, to finalize the outcome...

VERGE: Drawing the line for cyberbullying

VERGE: Drawing the line for cyberbullying

Vivian Chiang

October 19, 2016

The twenty first century version of bullying is no longer limited to pushing heads down toilets or getting into fist fights. Bullying has evolved to sarcastic jabs and outright insults online, otherwise known as cyberbullying. Sometimes, even jokes come off as bullying online so the question to ask i...