El Estoque

The California wildfires impact the FUHSD community

This image from the NASA Earth Observatory demonstrates the extent of California's 2020 wildfires and the burn scars left on the state. Used with permission | NASA

Oishee Misra

August 30, 2020

Students and staff receive evacuation notices due to spreading wildfires

Keep the dream alive

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.

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members discuss the personal and legal implications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) being rescinded

As the smoke settles: MVHS’s 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: Camp Fire. While Samara and her boyfriend Kevin live in Quincy, Calif., and weren’t in severe dan...

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 led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who felt that there 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 of San Diego introduced SB-179, a bill that proposes including a third gender option on official identification papers to legisla...

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

Photo used courtesy of Creative Commons

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 mayor realized the amount of deaths due to distracted pedestrians. After this law was implemented,...

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 Lassen Peak, an active volcano Explore Bumpass Hell and Sulfur Works, the park’s colorful volcanic vents Camp an...

“Calexit” movement gains momentum

Image courtesy of New York magazine.

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 until after the 2016 election that serious calls for secession re-entered national politics through...

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Nathan Stevens

October 23, 2016

esticides. GMOS. Natural ingredients. These are all controversial subjects regarding everyday foods, but with awareness unevenly focused on issues in the food industry, the dangers of drinking water are bubbling to the surface. Chromium-6 is a carcinogen found to affect 218 million Americans  in a study released las...

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

A new bill aims to create more specific ethnic categories

Ilena Peng

September 7, 2016

ach year, people will fill out their paperwork, only to hesitate when they get to the section labeled “ethnicity.” While the list of ethnicities on that paper may be long, many skim the paper several times, only to discover that their ethnicity is nowhere on the list. Instead, they check themselv...