El Estoque

Sexual harassment procedures at FUHSD and Bay Area high schools

Michelle Chen and Oishee Misra June 3, 2021
Examining rape culture and sexual harassment policies, including Title IX, at FUHSD and Bay Area high schools
Sophomore Ryan Tang jumps to catch the ball

Boys Water Polo loses to Milpitas HS 13-16

Anushka De, Oishee Misra, and Nika Zamani May 21, 2021
Team loses despite nearly tied scores throughout the first three quarters
Photo courtesy of Jeff Mueller // Used with permission

Jeff Mueller

Oishee Misra and Mira Wagner May 19, 2021
Business teacher Jeff Mueller retires after 19 years at MVHS
Reflecting on an abnormal senior year and our hopes for an in-person graduation

Dear Class of 2021

Oishee Misra April 29, 2021
Reflecting on an abnormal senior year and our hopes for an in-person graduation
Students, staff and administrators engage in and promote ways to support survivors after the recent surge in sexual misconduct allegations

The MVHS community works on sexual harassment and assault awareness and prevention initiatives

Oishee Misra April 22, 2021
Students, staff and administrators engage in and promote ways to support survivors after the recent surge in sexual misconduct allegations
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
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