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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Ruth (Hattie McDaniel) laces up Vivian Leigh (Scarlet O’Hare) while trying to convince her to eat something before leaving.

Diversity without representation

Ananya Chaudhary September 15, 2023

Making history on Feb. 29, 1940, Black actress Hattie McDaniel became the first person of color to win an Oscar for her performance as Ruth in “Gone with the Wind.” Though her accomplishment deserves...

The booths set up around the Library Square included many AAPI communities that set up traditional decorations around the area.

AAPI Silicon Valley hosts multicultural diversity festival

Mihir Vishwarupe May 22, 2023
An event that showcased a variety of A.A.P.I. communities across the Bay Area
The concept of one size fits all, predominantly oriented around one size fitting smaller bodies, is harmful.

Expanding past size zero

Aashi Venkat and Anabelle Walker October 9, 2022
The consequences of corporate resistance to include diverse body types
Korean-American lawyer Ingrid Yun fights to make partner in a white patriarchal law firm.

“Partner Track” falls short in its attempt at representation

Angela Zhang, News Editor September 22, 2022

While depicting the unbreakable glass ceiling women and non-white individuals face when climbing the corporate ladder, Netflix’s new series "Partner Track" fails to portray representation at every front...

The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
The MV IASA officer team kicks off Spotlite on India 2022 with a welcome from President and senior Atmaja Patil.

IASA hosts first in-person Spotlite on India in two years

Shivani Madhan and Jiya Singh April 18, 2022
Diving deeper into the night of cultural performances
Charitha Chandran and Simone Ashley star as two of the leading characters on the second season of Birdgerton

“Bridgerton” is another disappointment in Indian representation

Anushka De April 3, 2022
Cultural inaccuracies make for a paltry attempt at diversity
Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District

CRT sparks controversy at NJUHSD

Aashna Patel and Jannah Sheriff February 12, 2022

Growing up in Grass Valley in Nevada County, the county with the highest white population in California, 2014 Bear River High School alum Alex Moses always felt different due to his multiracial identity....

Taralynn Kang shares her experience growing up in a biracial family

Biracial families share their family dynamics

Minjae Kang December 10, 2021
Looking into the family dynamics of biracial families
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Krish Dev and Minjae Kang October 30, 2021

Various fields and industries in the United States are currently experiencing a movement to increase representation of racial and gender minorities. Not exempt from this change is the film industry: a...


Tokenism and Tropes

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

Hollywood is not only the biggest entertainment industry, it is also home to one of the most diverse audiences, which is exactly why it has fallen under fire for its lack of inclusivity. Though the industry...

The Bachelor franchise has a diversity issue, even over the course of 10 years. Photo courtesy of Public Domain Pictures

The Bachelor franchise needs to increase diversity in its cast

Jayanti Jha March 20, 2020

Every year, 30 girls gather in a luxury mansion, trying to win the heart of a man and be the woman that he, the Bachelor, proposes to. Later, one of those girls reverses the role and in turn, is to be...

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