El Estoque

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Sex ed: the impact of sexual education

Claire Yang and Nate Stevens

May 23, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, OPINION, Print Opinion

“Siri, do you know what sex is?” Siri Konanoor looks up from beneath a heap of blankets at her older sister, surprised. Sex. She’s definitely heard that word before. She fidgets, racking her brain for an answer. “Why are you asking me this at 12 at night?” Her sister sighs and eases...

The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Karen Sanchez

October 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Special

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]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...

Trophy students: What we brag about

Trophy students: What we brag about

Michelle Wong

December 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, Magazine, OPINION, Print

As students at Monta Vista, it's no doubt that there's competition all around us. With so much pressure to be "better" than everybody else, students are constantly trying to prove themselves to their peers. But it's questionable whether the things we are so proud of are even worth bragging about at all.We b...

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

PORN: Behind and beyond the computer screen

Sebastian Zhang

May 8, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured

On Apr. 19, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert explained at a press conference his plans to sign a resolution that would declare porn a public health crisis. He said that porn had numerous harmful effects, such as objectifying women and encouraging sexual violence. Some, like the Utah Coalition Against Pornography, ...

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

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]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 vir...

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...

How much do you really know about sex?

How much do you really know about sex?

Isabel Navarrete

February 3, 2016


Filed under BEYOND THE MAGAZINE, OPINION

Co-written by Itay Barylka Sexual education in high schools has long been the subject of controversy. WIth the far left leaning towards extremely liberated and informative standards and the far right advocating abstinence-only sex ed, there is a vast rift between the priorities of the two distinct...

Katy Perry’s album ‘Teenage Dream’ disappoints

Katy Perry’s album ‘Teenage Dream’ disappoints

Karishma Mehrotra

September 6, 2010


Filed under Music

Perry’s new album lends itself to an unsatisfying and vulgar track list Read More »...

Dressing up, stripping down

Dressing up, stripping down

Aafreen Mahmood

October 27, 2009


Filed under Blogs '09-'10

Once upon a time, Snow White was a beautiful princess. Now she's a two-piece costume with thigh-highs and stripper heels.   Read More »...

Dressing up, stripping down

Dressing up, stripping down

Shreya Shankar

October 27, 2009


Filed under Shreya Shankar

Once upon a time, Snow White was a beautiful princess. Now she's a two-piece costume with thigh-highs and stripper heels. Read More »...

Pop, lock, let’s talk

Pop, lock, let’s talk

Aafreen Mahmood

September 17, 2009


Filed under Blogs '09-'10

Sex gets everyone's attention. See? Read More »