El Estoque

Discovering the myriad of things we learned this year despite claims of a year of

The year we didn’t lose

Oishee Misra April 1, 2021
Discovering the myriad of things we learned this year
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment

“Bitch”

Oishee Misra and Iman Malik April 1, 2021
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment
A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
A column that analyzes why constantly looking toward the future is detrimental

A year of waiting

Oishee Misra March 23, 2021
Analyzing why constantly looking toward the future is detrimental
On March 8, FUHSD hosted a Parent & Community webinar to provide updates about a potential return to in-person school during the 2020-21 school year, in light of recent events at the district, county, state and national levels.

FUHSD panel hosts community webinar to offer distance learning updates

Oishee Misra March 9, 2021
FUHSD community receives information about a potential return to in-person school, including testing, vaccines and safety protocols
French teacher Sarah Finck received the California Language Teacher Association (CLTA) 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award at a virtual award ceremony called Celebrating the Best of Us on Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finck // Used with permission

French teacher Sarah Finck receives the California Language Teacher Association’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award

Oishee Misra March 6, 2021
Examining the impact of Finck’s teaching for her colleagues and students
A Zoom meeting screenshot of Paly Responsive Inclusive Safe Environment (RISE, @palyrise), a student task force committed to the goals of sexual violence education, prevention and justice, is displayed.

Palo Alto High School community expresses outrage and takes action after alleged sexual assault incidents

Oishee Misra February 18, 2021
Investigating recent alleged Palo Alto High School sexual assaults and the advocacy of the student-run Paly RISE task force and club
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 15, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Examining sexual assault in Bay Area high schools
MVHS cafeteria manager Debbie Herrera is currently working at Cupertino HS to implement the FUHSD Free Meal Policy.

Behind the scenes on the MVHS campus

Oishee Misra January 24, 2021
Investigating how the roles of the cafeteria manager, site technician and day custodian have shifted during a distance learning school year
Examining how sex education curriculum neglects to discuss female masturbation

Va-MINE-a

Anushka De and Oishee Misra December 16, 2020
Examining how sex education curriculum neglects to discuss female masturbation
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