El Estoque

So… what exactly is going on?

So… what exactly is going on?

Sara Entezar

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 in a number of texts proves too advanced for the common reader, calling for the implementation of ...

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Rana Aghababazadeh

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 modern stand-up comedians heavily rely on race as a primary topic in their sets, many comedy shows may be unsuit...

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor

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 Bekali went through when he was detained. Bekali is a Kazakh citizen who was born in China and lived there for 30 years. He was in Kazakhstan when Chinese officials escalated the separatism; the day after he came back to Xinjiang ...

New year, same me

New year, same me

Zara Iqbal and Flora Peng

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, or rather, resolutions, aimed towards bettering ourselves. But as year after year passes and (perhaps)...

On the hunt

On the hunt

Sara Entezar

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 virtuous enough to present to the public, serving as a badge of the publication’s integrity. Not a...

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

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

Nathan Stevens

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 us is using laptops to write papers and watch Netflix and so again, we want a laptop too. There w...

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Being Basic: Looking just like the next girl

Sara Entezarmahdi

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 something bigger – way bigger. So big that there's even a word dedicated to the dreaded look: b...

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

SAT study time should be integrated in a personalized schedule

Pranav Parthasarathy

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 scoring less. All of these students know the purpose of the exam: to apply for admission at several...

Speak Freely

Speak Freely

Daniel Fernandez

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 elaborated on the many different types of student relationships in high school, and advised stud...

Land of the free

Land of the free

Arifa Aziz

September 22, 2010

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