El Estoque

An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

Ayah Ali-Ahmad December 5, 2020
Proposition outcomes reflect differences of opinion among voters
This image from the NASA Earth Observatory demonstrates the extent of Californias 2020 wildfires and the burn scars left on the state. Used with permission | NASA

The California wildfires impact the FUHSD community

Oishee Misra August 30, 2020
Students and staff receive evacuation notices due to spreading wildfires
A Fremont High School teacher shares about her experiences growing up undocumented, the relief that DACA brought her and the work she does now supporting undocumented students at her school.

Keep the dream alive

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari February 11, 2020
Community members discuss the personal and legal implications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) being rescinded
Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.

Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Jai Uparkar and Emily Xia January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
Left in the dark

Left in the dark

Jai Uparkar and Jayanti Jha November 23, 2019
Examining the effects of the PG&E power outages
As the smoke settles: MVHSs responses to CampFire

As the smoke settles: MVHS’s responses to CampFire

Lakshanyaa Ganesh December 17, 2018

n Nov. 8, chemistry and AVID teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s daughter Samara McCracken and her boyfriend were two of thousands of people affected by one of the deadliest wildfires in American history:...

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha December 11, 2017

n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was...

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Chelsea Wong October 17, 2017

Driver licenses in California now have a gender “X” alternative in addition to the traditional two choices, “M” or “F.” Democratic state Senators Scott Wiener of San Francisco and Toni Atkins...

Photo used courtesy of Creative Commons

Hawaii bans looking at phones while crossing the street: California may also do the same

Claire Yang September 22, 2017

ayor of Honolulu, Kirk Caldwell, enforced a law expressing that pedestrians are not allowed to use their phone while crossing the street, and would be fined if they do so. The law was applied after the...

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Michelle Wong May 30, 2017

Co-written by Himani Yalamaddi Illustrations by Ananya Bhat Want to get out of the city for the summer? Here are some sites within California to go explore. Lassen Volcanic National Park Climb...

Image courtesy of New York magazine.

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

Krishna Sunder March 3, 2017

Secession isn’t new to the U.S. From Virginia’s calls to secession in 1798 to the South during the Civil War, movements for state secession have risen since the creation of the Union. But it wasn’t...

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