El Estoque

Booked up

Booked up

Claire Wen and Oishee Misra

October 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

iterature remains the only course at MVHS that students must take for all four years of high school. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience, while for others, it does nothing but elicit groans of distaste. Whether the novel is about a tragic love story (‘Romeo and Juliet’), the crumbling socie...

Exams in motion

Exams in motion

Brian Xu

October 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Sophomore Upasana Dilip stared into her computer screen, reading and rereading a clump of questions from a past Calculus exam. She yawned before looking down at her notes, desperately scanning the numbers for a strategy to break through the stubborn question. It was already midnight, far too late to conta...

Beauty and the Blood

Beauty and the Blood

Dhruvika Randad and Justine Ha

September 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Cosmetic testing is the process of testing makeup products and their ingredients on animals through brutal and violent manners when checking for severe reactions on their skin. When this process is complete, blood is shed and lives are lost, but beauty is found — both inside and out. Sophomore Elene...

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

A Gender Sexuality and Alliance Q&A with French student teacher, Marie Roy

Dhruvika Randad and Kat Pappas

September 28, 2018


Filed under Briefs, OPINION

Along with the usual Q&A that introduced new members to the club, a special guest was introduced: French student teacher Marie Roy. As an incoming teacher for the new year, she believes that it is important to understand the different communities at school and their styles of interaction, to which...

Just teach it

Just teach it

Helen Chao and Claire Wen

September 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As the school year begins, some students find themselves in a panic. They’ve completed their back-to-school shopping: fluorescent highlighters and squeaky-clean erasers are packed away, but there’s one thing that hasn’t gone perfectly to plan: the schedule they’re holding in their hands. Whether...

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Constant Change: As the sun sets on summer

Oishee Misra

September 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

hange and I — we don’t get along. From the day I decided to improve my diet by giving up boba (okay it lasted a day, but in my defense, my house is five minutes’ walk from Quickly’s) to abruptly moving halfway across the world, change hasn’t exactly been something I look forward to. In fact, ...

The buzz at school

The buzz at school

Claire Wen and Brian Xu

August 31, 2018


Filed under OPINION

During summer of 2017, a Fremont Union High School District committee was tasked with creating two new bell schedules, featuring either two or four block days each week. Since then, MVHS teachers have voted upon and finalized the two block day schedule. As school picks up again for the 2018-19 school...

In Due Time

In Due Time

Hannah Lee

March 7, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION

Senior Juliane Tsai spent countless hours of her senior year behind the wheel of her car, learning to drive. Tsai also holds two jobs — tutoring and babysitting children throughout the week. She thinks there is an inexplicable freedom in being able to transport herself and earn her own money. She va...

To shave or not to shave: Take on No Shave November

To shave or not to shave: Take on No Shave November

Aditya Dash and Rajas Habbu

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

November, the eleventh month of every calendar year holds a tradition that has influenced thousands of people around the world. It marks the beginning of the time period known as No Shave November. In this month, men grow beards in order to raise awareness towards male-related diseases such as prostate...

How Las Vegas changed us (or didn’t)

How Las Vegas changed us (or didn’t)

Jai Uparkar

October 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Politics

n Oct. 1, 2017, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during a Route 91 country music festival, where 58 people died and 489 were injured. The shooter, Stephen Paddock, was in possession of 47 guns, 12 of which were equipped with bump stocks that essentially act as machine gun...

The forgotten legacies of swear words

The forgotten legacies of swear words

Sara Entezarmahdi

September 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

There aren’t many four-letter words that can pride themselves as being an impactful and dynamic slice of the English dictionary. Curse words. Cuss words. Swear words. Impolite words. Profane words. Call it what you will, and use them if you dare. Of the English vocabulary, some of the most...