El Estoque

Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Short end of the stick: Affirmative Action

Andrea Perng and Annie Zhang

May 22, 2019

Affirmative Action (AA) is a vehemently debated policy — both a milestone for supporters and a grievance for opposers. Over the past couple of years, news relating to college admissions has been largely dominated by the notorious Harvard lawsuit involving its alleged discrimination against Asian ap...

“Climate” Change

“Climate” Change

Tyler Cho and Brian Xu

April 10, 2019

MVHS was named a 2019 California Distinguished School in February among 162 middle and high schools across the state. Of the 10 schools in Santa Clara County who were honored, only three were high schools, two of which came from FUHSD — MVHS and Lynbrook HS. According to a news release by the California Department o...

Making the right call

Making the right call

Brian Xu

February 6, 2019

A sharp, throbbing fire pulses through your arm, flowing down past the elbow and swelling at the wrist. The crowd of people fades into the background, the soccer game long forgotten as a silent scream works its way up your throat. Peering down nervously, you examine your hand, flexing your fingers back ...

The Monster

The Monster

Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

September 26, 2018

It’s midnight and as we scramble to finish homework, we suddenly remember something: we haven’t sent our streaks yet. Panic takes over as we frantically hunt for our phone. Snap, caption, select, send. Thank God most of our streaks lived — that was a close one. Who doesn’t love keeping up their st...