El Estoque

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

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

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]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 essentiall...

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...

Head to Head: The perception of money in college athletics

Head to Head: The perception of money in college athletics

Aditya Dash

September 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap] t’s college sports season. It's time to gear up and cheer on those athletes who have put their blood and sweat into their training to perform at the highest level for their respective schools. On the other hand, schools are advertising and showcasing these athletes, ...

The mixed aftertaste of Sarahah

The mixed aftertaste of Sarahah

Aditya Dash

August 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s sophomore Ranya Pendyala talks to her friend on her phone, a notification from the corner of her screen catches her eye. She clicks on it and immediately Pendyala can tell the notification isn’t about to be pleasant. “You talk too much and it’s really annoying. Just stop.” ...

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


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="flat"]I[/su_dropcap]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 ...

Just did it?

Just did it?

Karen Sanchez

April 17, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s students enter the locker rooms and change for P.E., few think twice about the days activities. However, for Nur Khan, now a senior in middle college, P.E. was a struggle. Wearing layer on top of layer was too much for her to deal with everyday, not to mention her hijab constantly...

How students feel about participation grades

How students feel about participation grades

Anjini Venugopal

February 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, OPINION

[su_dropcap style="flat"]P[/su_dropcap]articipation, like many of the other things that most teachers at MVHS score, is received in various ways by students. Some, like senior Jasnoor Kaur, believe that participation grades show involvement in class, which is crucial to learning. Kaur believes that the...

Analyzing why middle school PE is harder than PE 9

Analyzing why middle school PE is harder than PE 9

Roshan Fernandez

February 8, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he transition between middle school and high school was difficult for many students, including complications such as switching friend groups, learning to cope with a more competitive environment, and having the freedom to choose courses. Classes suddenly became more challenging, school...

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Man on the street: MVHS dance culture

Roshan Fernandez

January 31, 2017


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, OPINION

Additional reporting Avni Prasad and Kalpana Gopalkrishnan [dropcap]L[/dropcap]eading up to an MVHS dance, there is always a constant buzz that flows throughout the campus. Students spend hours creating clever posters with name-related puns, going shopping for new dresses, and picking out flowers to imp...