El Estoque

The myth of reverse racism

The myth of reverse racism

Claire Yang

January 27, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

“I hate white people.” The phrase has been casually littering social media platforms, and occasionally makes an appearance in everyday life. Making quirky “jokes” by generalizing white Americans has become a custom on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, where users poke fun at how white...

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Rana Aghababazadeh

January 21, 2019


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

n El Estoque’s October issue, EE Opinion explored the dark side of humor, and how people have developed an instinct to deliberately seek offense from humor, especially from race-related jokes. Because modern stand-up comedians heavily rely on race as a primary topic in their sets, many comedy shows may be unsuit...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice pierced through the air at the Lincoln Memorial, reaching over 200,000 audience members in his renowned speech, “I Have a Dream.” Born into a small family in Atlanta, Ga. in 1929, King was extremely religious from a very young age. He regul...

Embracing the FOB: Expressing your culture should not be perceived negatively

Embracing the FOB: Expressing your culture should not be perceived negatively

Shriya Deshpande

January 17, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

Story written by Shriya Deshpande & Roshan Fernandez usty streets with sugarcane juice stalls. Crowded temples with statues of Buddha. Small mom-and-pop shops with vivid, silk clothing. These are some of the places MVHS students have grown up in or frequently visited, and while they might not ...

Winner of Miss America 2014 helps break traditional beauty stereotypes

Gabriella Monico

October 7, 2013


Filed under OPINION

An unexpected occurrence happened at this year’s Miss America Pageant: An Indian woman snagged the crown. And the best part of all was her embracement of her beautiful dark skin and her pride in her heritage. The Miss America Pageant did a wonderful job at disregarding race and picking the best contestant...

We need tolerance

We need tolerance

Christophe Haubursin

April 8, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Students must stand up to hate Read More »