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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court

The Senators’ Agenda: How race, gender and politics defined Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing

Melody Cui and Kripa Mayureshwar April 12, 2022
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court
Learning how to reconcile the culture I was raised in with the political activism of my community has been extremely difficult.

Stay silent, speak out

Meggie Chen March 10, 2022
Reconciling involvement with politics and cultural norms
Portrait of Hiram Rhodes Revels, the first African-American in Congress.

African American representation in politics

Krish Dev, Website Editor February 1, 2022
Examining the milestones of African American involvement in government
Addressing climate change

Addressing climate change

Examining the approach to climate change on four different levels
Denouncing the political hegemony that currently dominates America | Graphic by Sophia Ma

Stop politicizing apolitical issues

Melody Cui August 27, 2021
Denouncing the political hegemony that currently dominates America
A photo of Trump giving a speech in 2020. | Photo from CNN

Trump and COVID-19 vaccines

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

America, we have a problem. A nationwide CNN poll has shown that up to 57% of Republican men are vaccine hesitant, more than any other group in America.  Trump’s advice to Americans on vaccines is,...

MLK links arms with protestors at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

The continued erasure of MLK’s legacy

Jannah Sheriff January 24, 2021
The portrayal of the leader as passive and accommodationist damages our capacity to continue his fight for radical change
Biden speaks with attendees at an event in Iowa in 2020, || Licensed under CC

America’s future with Joe Biden

Abdullah Memon and Justin E Kim January 20, 2021
What to expect from Biden's first hundred days as President
2020 Presidential Election integrity concerns

2020 Presidential Election integrity concerns

Neysa Singh October 27, 2020

here has been an increased number of mail-in ballots being sent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequently, a rise of election security concerns. President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed...

Clashing views on the climate crisis

Clashing views on the climate crisis

Ritu Atreyas October 27, 2020
Exploring‌ ‌how the upcoming election has environmental consequences
A 2020 Presidential ‌Election Playlist

A 2020 Presidential ‌Election Playlist

Ritu Atreyas October 27, 2020
9 songs to listen to while waiting for election results
Electing Joe Biden does not offer much improvement for the Muslim-American community

Lesser of two evils: What the future looks like for Muslims after the presidential election

Iman Malik October 18, 2020
Breaking down Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim-American communities
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