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Complaining releases stress

Complaining releases stress

Ishani Singh

March 15, 2019


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It’s safe to assume that MVHS is a pretty competitive school, in which students are constantly pushed to their academic limits and develop the potential to do great things later in life. However, with this comes an enormous amount of pressure that parents and faculty simply can’t fathom. It takes...

Complaining reinforces negativity

Complaining reinforces negativity

Stuti Upadhyay

March 15, 2019


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At MVHS, I encounter it everywhere. I hear it from the students in the hallways; I see it in the graffiti written in Sharpie in the girls bathrooms; I feel it in the environment during a stressful week or after a hard test. “It” is the constant complaining — the fierce animosity to anything and e...

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Rucha Soman and Tina Low

March 15, 2019


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“Do softball games have a time limit?” asked a Saratoga HS parent in the bleachers. The SHS coach replied no — stating that varsity games can go on for hours. It was the ninth inning with strong winds blowing in the faces of a small crowd of onlooking parents in the bleachers. The parent...

Octagon prepares for Cure Cancer Casino

Octagon prepares for Cure Cancer Casino

Stuti Upadhyay and Tabitha Mendez

March 10, 2019


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The Octagon officer team organizes and executes dozens of volunteer events over the course of the year. All of them focus on engaging with and giving back to the community. However, Octagon’s annual Cure Cancer Cafe (CCC) is the club’s biggest event of the year. Held in the Quinlan Community Center...

Test Your Knowledge

Test Your Knowledge

Shuvi Jha

February 16, 2019


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Test Your Knowledge The First Amendment is a 45-word-long wonder. From all spheres of politics, it is used to justify one's rhetoric, beliefs and ideas. The First Amendment protects people's right to free speech, making it perhaps one of the most daily-used and most applicable rights from the U.S....

Silenced

Silenced

Shuvi Jha, Swara Tewari, and Shivani Gupta

February 16, 2019


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Silenced Junior Suhas Prasad vividly recalls sitting in his sophomore World Core literature class, discussing Islamic culture with those around him. He offhandedly comments that Islamic culture and Sharia law harbor traditionally sexist and bigoted values — and are by nature, oppressive to women. ...

Global Voices

Global Voices

Shuvi Jha and Tina Low

February 16, 2019


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Global Voices 2018 was the year Saudi Arabian columnist and champion of free speech Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by operatives in the Saudi consulate. It was the year of censorship, when 251 journalists around the world were imprisoned for reporting the truth. It was the year of intolerance,...

Hear Us: the reporters

Hear Us: the reporters

Shuvi Jha, Swara Tewari, Helen Chao, Tina Low, and Elena Khan

February 16, 2019


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Hear us: the reporters Free speech has a different meaning to each of us here at El Estoque and has played a different role in each of our lives. Listen to the podcasts below to explore our interpretations, stories and beliefs surrounding free speech. A shout around the world By Swara Tewari Swal...

Hear Us: the experts

Hear Us: the experts

Swara Tewari and Helen Chao

February 16, 2019


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Hear us: the experts “How important is free speech to journalism?” “I think [free speech] is the cornerstone of what journalism is all about,” president of the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and Whitney High School journalism adviser Sarah Nichols said. “It's not journalism unles...

Hear Us: the students

Hear Us: the students

Elena Khan and Tina Low

February 16, 2019


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Here us: the students Freedom of speech, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as the legal right to express one’s opinion freely. However, there are many nuances to this definition, nuances that this video aims to explore by interviewing several MVHS students. Hear from them —...

The numbers game

The numbers game

Brandon Ng

January 31, 2019


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My experience with statistics taught me not to play to the numbers

The film room

The film room

Sreya Kumar

January 31, 2019


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Exploring the use of video software like Hudl and Krossover in preparation for game day