El Estoque

Beyond the binary

Beyond the binary

Shuvi Jha, Karen Sanchez, and Elizabeth Han

May 26, 2018

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Photoillustration by Claire Yang

Claire Yang and Nate Stevens

May 23, 2018

Changes in elementary and middle school sexual education spark discussion

The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017

alking into science class is a mundane experience for 7th graders attending Kennedy Middle School (KMS). But, there’s one particular day that is different. Instead of the usual indifference one displays marching into class, there is a sense of excitement in the air, a surge of energy as students anticip...

Let’s talk about sex: The birds and the bees

Let's talk about sex: The birds and the bees

Emma Lam

February 4, 2016

In a survey of 87 students, about 70 percent said that they didn't get the sex talk from their parents. Here, two students and a biology teacher discuss why they think that is. Video by Anjana Melvin. Additional reporting by Priya Reddy.   he term ’Birds and Bees' seems to be describin...

Let’s talk about sex: Education

Let's talk about sex: Education

Mingjie Zhong

February 3, 2016

Let's talk about sex education Story co-written by Alina Abidi and Mingjie Zhong. 

Let’s talk about sex: The disparity

Let's talk about sex: The disparity

Renee Pu

February 3, 2016

Illustration by Renee Pu walked out of a pharmacy with a completed worksheet in my hand. The worksheet, recording the prices and functions of various sex protection products, was from my Biology class. I remembered how difficult looking at these products used to be for me and appreciated that I coul...

Let’s talk about sex: Words of consent

Let's talk about sex: Words of consent

Ankit Dua

February 3, 2016

Consent is often times ambiguous and misinterpreted. What is the clear boundary between yes and no? Students at Monta Vista share their definition of consent and its importance.