El Estoque

Looking back on love

Looking back on love

Shivani Madhan February 16, 2021
Students reflect on how they were shaped by prior romantic relationships
In a spinoff from the New York Times' Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 14, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love

Valen-tunes for Valentine’s Day

Sophia Chen and Shivani Verma February 14, 2021
Nine songs that capture the different shades of love
Illustration | Mikaylah Du and Sophia Ma

The romance behind K-dramas

Sophia Ma, Staff Writer February 13, 2021
Exploring the effects the popular genre has on our views and values
No Thanks

No Thanks

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer February 12, 2021
MVHS students who don't want relationships share their viewpoints
Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De, News Editor February 28, 2020
Five MVHS students and staff share small moments where they felt a lot of love
I raise caterpillars into butterflies with my brother annoying - I mean, aiding, me along the way.

Dear Kevin: 16 reasons why I hate you

Emily Xia October 7, 2019
A letter to my brother about how our relationship evolved through the years
Marriage before love

Marriage before love

Brian Xu and Michelle Chen September 27, 2019
The MVHS community discusses arranged marriages and dating culture
Questions to love: Pick a dinner guest

Questions to love: Pick a dinner guest

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Sreya Kumar, and Annie Zhang September 27, 2019

spin-off from The New York Times’s “The 36 Questions That Lead To Love,” El Estoque starts a new video series, with each video being a question from the list of 36. To start this series off, this...

Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

Lakshanyaa Ganesh May 22, 2019

haven’t always been good at accepting you into my life. You get a pretty bad rep, and I guess for a good reason: nobody likes change. It’s your best friend that always seems to be close on your heels,...

Songs dedicated

Songs dedicated

Ayah Ali-Ahmad May 20, 2019

To this day, I can see his face clearly; his skin glistens in the sun and his cheeks look so soft. His long curls frame his face perfectly, and I can’t help but be reminded of a puppy. It’s funny,...

Love Letters Galore

Love Letters Galore

Flora Peng February 12, 2019

“Dear FUHSD students…” On Dec. 25, 2018, the Instagram account @fuhsdloveletters began accepting anonymous confessions and letters from all FUHSD students. Since then, it has gained over 1,800...

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