El Estoque

A mix of ethnicities

A mix of ethnicities

Katerina Pappas, Rucha Soman, and Chelsea Wong

December 17, 2018

Growing up, junior Giovanni Vurro felt that he was equally connected to his father’s Italian side and his mother’s Indian side. By frequently visiting Italy and speaking Italian at home, Vurro has kept in touch with his Italian heritage, and he also meets up with nearby relatives from his mom’s side...

Blacked Out: The n-word’s usage at MVHS

Blacked Out: The n-word's usage at MVHS

Nathan Stevens

March 10, 2017

n Toni Morrison's novel “Beloved,” the word n is used 37 times. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” it’s used 48 times. In Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” 217. These books are all part of the reading curriculum at MVHS. And despite the derogatory history ...

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn't worth it

Elizabeth Han

April 22, 2016

Story by Amita Mahajan and Elizabeth Han e’ve grown up in a world where we’re taught that “lying is bad.” But when the exact consequences are minimal and the benefits add on, the urge to lie heightens and ultimately, we go against what we’ve been taught our entire lives. And for students at M...

Playing the Race Card

Playing the Race Card

Manasa Sanka

April 7, 2014

As the rain beat down in front of the Cupertino library on March 2, sophomore May Cui noticed many people waving signs and chanting “Say no to SCA 5.” They had one predominant feature: they were primarily Asian. Senate Constitution Amendment No. 5. allows for affirmative action in public education....