El Estoque

Cupertino Businesses in Quarantine

Truffle Shuffle cofounders Jason McKinney (left) and Tyler Vorce (right) host an online cooking class. Used with permission
Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic
November 6, 2020
Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic

COVID-19 changes religious and cultural rituals

Junior Roya Ahmadi shares her home celebration of Persian New Year on Instagram.
Shelter-in-place brings cultural and religious activities to a standstill
April 2, 2020
Shelter-in-place brings cultural and religious activities to a standstill

Cross pollinating culture: why the Indian greeting “namaste” should not be popularized in the West

Cross pollinating culture: why the Indian greeting
Unpacking the controversy behind Western usage of the Indian greeting “namaste”
September 27, 2019
Unpacking the controversy behind Western usage of the Indian greeting “namaste”

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences

College crossroads: exploring four MVHS teachers’ unique college experiences
June 1, 2019

As students navigate through their four years at MVHS, thoughts of college and careers undoubtedly brew in their minds. But amid the bustle of projects and exams, there is one group of people that is often...

The Islam I see

The Islam I see
My experience covering a local mosque
April 12, 2019

Walking into a room where you know you’re going to be the outsider, where you know your presence will make people uneasy, is a difficult thing.   As another reporter and I walked with the...

To build a home: Exploring a local Muslim community

To build a home: Exploring a local Muslim community
April 7, 2019
The inner-workings of a local mosque

Father God, take my burdens

Father God, take my burdens
How prayer helped relieve my anxiety over grades
March 31, 2019

Stretching my legs out in front of me, I was greeted by the familiar creaks and pops of my stiff knees and ankles as my bones ground together to get into a more comfortable position. I tried to ignore...

In Nature

In Nature
October 20, 2018

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism
December 11, 2017

n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was...

Excuses

Excuses
September 15, 2016

Ranging anywhere from “my dog ate my homework” to “I have a family reunion today,” excuses are a large part of how people sometimes cope with social and academic situations. In this package, we...

A visit from the God Squad

A visit from the God Squad
June 8, 2016

After their mission trip to King City in March, a small group of MVHS students decided to take their faith to school. They sit behind the swimming pool during brunch every Tuesday and Thursday and talk...

Let’s talk about sex: Sex and religion

Let's talk about sex: Sex and religion
February 3, 2016

he lost her virginity in a car, in the summer of 2014. It was never planned, like any other first experience — but at that very moment, she felt ready, secure in the arms of her then boyfriend. So...

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