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Steeped in nostalgia

Steeped in nostalgia
Pop culture and corporate ads are rife with nostalgia and we shouldn’t blindly accept reiterations of the same concept.
March 9, 2020
Pop culture and corporate ads are rife with nostalgia and we shouldn’t blindly accept reiterations of the same concept.

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK
February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection...

So… what exactly is going on?

So… what exactly is going on?
When the world needed it most, news coherency vanished
February 8, 2019

Certainly, news comprehension has failed to take root. Prior to the ‘fake news’ era bombarding of recent years, news coherency concerns extended to the principles of news comprehension. The diction...

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist
Why we shouldn’t take offense from jokes about race in stand-up comedy
January 21, 2019

n El Estoque’s October issue, EE Opinion explored the dark side of humor, and how people have developed an instinct to deliberately seek offense from humor, especially from race-related jokes. Because...

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”
Society and the media aren’t paying enough attention to the Muslims being detained in internment camps
January 19, 2019

“For four days, they strung me up. My toes barely brushed the ground. For four days, they didn’t let me sleep. Tormenting me, torturing me.” This is only a fraction of the intense torture Omar...

New year, same me

New year, same me
The ideology behind creating New Year’s resolutions make them hard to achieve
January 12, 2019

As the holiday season comes to an end, the new year confronts us with the pressure of a supposedly fresh start to the rest of our lives. With this comes the responsibility of setting measurable goals,...

On the hunt

On the hunt
Enjoy knowing your peers like we do
December 18, 2018

It’s not easy being journalists: the role requires ordinary students to embark on peculiar expeditions, searching for the hidden gems we dub newsworthy pitches. A newsworthy pitch is a story idea...

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly

Man in the mirror: kids are losing their childhoods too quickly
May 30, 2017

t all starts with a phone. We see kids around us texting, snapchatting and posting on Instagram, all with their phones, so we want one too. Then one day we look up from our new phones and everyone around...

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl
September 21, 2016

FROM ONE GIRL TO ANOTHER, I think, deep down, we all have the same concerns about looking good. No, it's not about clumpy mascara, uncomfortable clothes or getting your hair stuck in your lipgloss. It's...

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule
April 28, 2015

On May 2, according to the College Board, over ten thousand high school students nationwide will take the SAT. Their average will hover more or less in the 1500 range, several scoring more and several...

Speak Freely

Speak Freely
March 14, 2013

The Situation “Sex & Relationships.” That was the title of The Oracle’s two-page feature published last month. The Mountain View High School newspaper published this collection of stories that...

Land of the free

Land of the free
September 22, 2010

  Is our community as tolerant as it claims to be?   A month ago, in preparation for this issue, I started working on a story about the local Muslim community's plans to...

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