El Estoque

The Islam I see

The Islam I see

Swara Tewari, Features editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

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 tide of Muslim men, women and children into the Prospect Community Center, where Friday Islamic pray...

Father God, take my burdens

Father God, take my burdens

Tyler Cho, Staff Writer

March 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, OPINION

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 the burning ache in my back, fighting desperately to keep my attention on the pastor speaking in front...

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

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

Shuvi Jha

December 11, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, NEWS

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 led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who felt that there was ...

Excuses

Excuses

Krishna Sunder

September 16, 2016


Filed under Interactives, Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA PACKAGES

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 explore how excuses pop up in the form of body shaming, religious situations, homework amounts and...

A visit from the God Squad

A visit from the God Squad

Malini Ramaiyer

June 8, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Great reads, Multimedia, Video

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 about everything from rally setup to AP Tests — then, they pray. This group is united not only...

Let’s talk about sex: Sex and religion

Let’s talk about sex: Sex and religion

Elizabeth Han

February 3, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Let's talk about sex

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 after some awkward minutes of him tugging on a condom, she was no longer a virgin. Yet she still h...

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Let’s talk about sex: Religion and Sex Quiz

Andy Tu

February 3, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, FEATURES, Interactives, Let's talk about sex, Multimedia

Co-written by Priya Reddy Religious organizations often make the news for their polarizing views on issues such as sexuality, abortions, and sex. The last one is one of the least talked about, but most well-known topics. But how well do you really know the stances of major religions on sex? Take the...

Religion and tradition: Culture revealed through myths

Religion and tradition: Culture revealed through myths

Vivian Chiang

November 2, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Since the beginning of time, people have passed down fables and myths from their cultures or religions. For many, these stories often hold a personal significance. Taught at a young age, as bedtime stories or during family gatherings, the myths usually have morals to them, and these morals vary by cultur...

Religion and tradition: Religion quiz bowl

Religion and tradition: Religion quiz bowl

Devika Watave

October 26, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Co-written by Anjana Melvin. Additional reporting by Priya Reddy. The practice of religion is said to have been declining in recent decades. According to a study by Pew Research Center, the number of adults in the United States who do not identify with any organized religion has increased from 16.1 to ...

Religion and tradition: Take me to church

Religion and tradition: Take me to church

Itay Barylka

October 22, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

The flip of pages in a prayer book. Voices singing joyously in unison. The sound of wine being poured into a glass. The fervent call to action from a religious leader. The sound,or lack thereof, of people simply meditating. Among the massive industrial sprawl that is the headquarters and office buildin...