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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Ruth (Hattie McDaniel) laces up Vivian Leigh (Scarlet O’Hare) while trying to convince her to eat something before leaving.

Diversity without representation

Ananya Chaudhary September 15, 2023

Making history on Feb. 29, 1940, Black actress Hattie McDaniel became the first person of color to win an Oscar for her performance as Ruth in “Gone with the Wind.” Though her accomplishment deserves...

Recycled actors in purported Asian films ironically reveal the lack of diversity that plagues the film industry.

It’s the same people

Meggie Chen April 17, 2023
Recycling actors reveals a lack of Asian representation in the entertainment industry
Anjali Jariwala wrote Why We Eat With Our Hands as a gift to her daughter, Nyla.

“Why We Eat with Our Hands” by Anjali Jariwala is a necessary addition to all childrens’ bookshelves

Abha Dash, Taryn Lam, and Aashna Patel November 5, 2022
Exploring the message behind Monica Jariwala’s sister’s new book
Korean-American lawyer Ingrid Yun fights to make partner in a white patriarchal law firm.

“Partner Track” falls short in its attempt at representation

Angela Zhang, News Editor September 22, 2022

While depicting the unbreakable glass ceiling women and non-white individuals face when climbing the corporate ladder, Netflix’s new series "Partner Track" fails to portray representation at every front...

The movie poster for ‘Heartstopper’ features Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring looking into one another’s eyes as leaves flutter around them

“Heartstopper” is everything it was expected to be

Aashi Venkat April 27, 2022
The Netflix series is nothing more than a cute queer rom-com
Evelyn converses with an Internal Revenue Service inspector after being given another chance to pay her taxes, having filed them incorrectly the first time.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” puts heart into comedy

Lillian Wang April 20, 2022
Two hours of multiverse chaos makes for an unexpectedly meaningful film
Charitha Chandran and Simone Ashley star as two of the leading characters on the second season of Birdgerton

“Bridgerton” is another disappointment in Indian representation

Anushka De April 3, 2022
Cultural inaccuracies make for a paltry attempt at diversity
Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
Junior and Varsity Girls Basketball captain Julianna Kimm stands before the Chinese flag.

Representation in sports matters

Irene Tang and Matthew Yoshimoto February 8, 2022
Exploring how students are inspired by professional athletes of the same race
The Encanto movie poster features the Madrigal family, with Mirabel Madrigal as the focus of the picture

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is the embodiment of accurate representation

Aashi Venkat January 29, 2022
Analyzing the impact of the representation within “Encanto”
Squid Game characters Cho Sang-woo, Seong Gi-hun and Kang Sae-byeok (pictured left to right)

‘Squid Game’ is a horrifying yet enthralling depiction of human nature

Shivani Madhan and Lillian Wang October 6, 2021
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s latest K-drama provides a remarkable twist on classic survival game shows
Fifteen years after its initial release, Avatar: The Last Airbender becomes a hit on Netflix.

New and returning fans share in the excitement of ‘Avatar’

Shivani Verma and Claire Wen September 13, 2020
‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ increases in popularity after Netflix release
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