El Estoque

2017-2018 Staff

Hannah Lee

Entertainment Editor

Hannah Lee is a sophomore at MVHS and the entertainment editor for multimedia. She enjoys listening to music, trying new dessert places and pursuing business ventures.

Sunjin Chang

News Editor

Sunjin Chang is currently a junior and first-year news editor. Previously she was a visuals editor. In her free time, she plays the piano and her favorite fruit is mangoes. She enjoys napping whenever she has time for it.

Roshan Fernandez

Co-Editor-In-Chief

I am a junior at Monta Vista High School and Co-editor-in-chief for my school's publication El Estoque. I enjoy writing stories and covering different sports. I was previously a sports editor and a visuals editor in my junior...

Ruth Feng

Managing Editor

Ruth Feng is a managing editor of El Estoque. She was previously an Opinion section editor. Aside from journalism, she enjoys spending way too much time and money on movie tickets.

Himani Yalamaddi

Staff Writer

Himani is a senior at MVHS and a second-year staff member. She enjoys trying new things, going to different places and being outdoors.

Daniel Lin

Staff writer

Lin, a senior and third-year staff member of El Estoque, serves as Webmaster for elestoque.org. Lin was Copy Editor and Special Report Editor in 10th and 11th grade, respectively.

Aditya Dash

Staff Writer

Aditya Dash is a first year staff member of El Estoque Online. Interested in sports, he spends most of his free time on the NBA and the NFL. Aside from playing basketball, he is very enthusiastic about Neuroscience and Biology.

Anish Vasudevan

Sports Editor

Anish is currently a sophomore and a sports editor for El Estoque. He participates in football at school team and enjoys playing basketball with his friends. In his fee time he watched Sportscenter on ESPN and dreams to be on...

Gauri Kaushik

Managing Editor

Gauri Kaushik is a managing editor on staff and has served previously as a News editor. In her free time, she enjoys rereading Harry Potter and going to the park with her dog Jackie.

Jai Uparkar

Features Editor

Jai Uparkar is a sophomore and a first year staff member. She previously served as a multimedia news editor, and now serves as a print features editor. She plays tennis and in her free time she likes to take Buzzfeed quizzes and...

Anirudh Chaudhary

Staff Writer

Anirudh is a staff writer for El Estoque. He is currently a senior at Monta Vista High School. He enjoys watching science-fiction movies and can be commonly seen sporting a Bob Ross t-shirt.

Chelsea Wong

beats editor

Chelsea Wong is a junior and in her second-year on staff. She is currently a Beats editor. She likes to watch movies and listen to music.

Andrea Schlitt

Staff Writer

Andrea Schlitt is a senior at MVHS and a third year staff member. She enjoys exploring issues that matter through different mediums. She currently serves as a copy editor for El Estoque and previously served as a news editor and...

Katerina Pappas

Staff Writer

Katerina Pappas is a staff writer at El Estoque and a former Features editor. They are a junior at Monta Vista and in their free time they like to listen to music and watch movies. Their favorite artists include Brockhampton and...

Jacob Wee

Writer

Jacob Wee is a first-year staff member on El Estoque Online. In his free time he enjoys playing Fortnite and basketball. ...

Rajas Habbu

Visuals Editor

Rajas is a first year staff writer and a current visuals editor. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball both in school and in a competitive club. He also enjoys neuroscience and wishes to pursue a career in medicine. He...

Alyssa Hui

Entertainment Editor

Alyssa Hui is currently a sophomore and an entertainment editor for El Estoque. She loves to dance and is also apart of the MVHS's dance team. In her free time, she likes to play with her dogs, take naps, hang out with her friends,...

Sarah Young

Graphics Editor

Sophomore Sarah Young is currently a Graphics editor for El Estoque. In her free time Sarah likes to draw, read and take walks in the park. Her favorite birds are seagulls.

Ishani Singh

staff writer

Ishani Singh is currently a sophomore and first year staff writer. She enjoys writing, reading and dancing in her free time.

Stuti Upadhyay

opinion editor

Stuti Upadhyay is currently a sophomore and an opinion editor for El Estoque. Stuti enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with her friends and family, reading books, watching movies, doing anything outdoors.

Rucha Soman

staff writer

Rucha is a first year staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time she likes to play soccer, dance and watch Netflix.

Maggie McCormick

Staff writer

Maggie McCormick is a senior and has been on staff for one year. She likes to swim, play guitar and code. In fall 2018, she will be starting school at University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif.

Sreya Kumar

Staff writer

Sreya Kumar is currently a first year staff writer. She enjoys reading books and listening to music in her free time.

Anthony Moll

staff writer

Anthony Moll is a senior and second year staff member of El Estoque. He enjoys covering the various sports programs at MVHS. He is also a part of the MVHS baseball team and hopes to continue playing at Trinity University in San...

Emma Lam

Staff writer

Emma Lam is a senior and a third year member of El Estoque. She enjoys pitching creative ideas in her section as well as designing pages. She currently serves as a copy editor and in the past has served as a Special Report Editor...

Helen Chao

Managing Editor

Helen Chao is currently a junior who likes an afternoon snack of hot coffee and cookies. She is currently one of three managing editors and was formerly a Features section editor.

Carol Lei

staff writer

Carol Lei is a senior and a first-year staff writer for El Estoque Online. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking and drawing in her free time.

Akshara Majjiga

Staff Writer

Akshara Majjiga is a senior and third year staff member for El Estoque. She has formerly served as Managing Editor and Sports Editor.

Vivian Chiang

Staff Writer

Vivian is a third year staff writer and former Features and Opinion editor on El Estoque. In her free time, she likes to make videos, listen to music, and hang out with friends.

Andrea Perng

News Editor

Andrea Perng is a junior and a first-year news editor. In her free time she enjoys playing video games and writing exams for Mock Trial.

Shayon Moradi

Business Editor

Michelle Wong

Staff writer

Michelle Wong is currently a senior for El Estoque. She was formerly the print entertainment editor.

Ria Kolli

Staff Writer

Ria Kolli is a first-year staff writer for El Estoque. She is currently a sophomore.

Claire Yang

Opinion section editor

Claire Yang is currently a sophomore at MVHS and an opinion section editor for multimedia. Aside from reporting and writing for El Estoque, she enjoys listening to music and doodling.

Zara Iqbal

Opinion editor

Shuvi Jha

Feature Editor

Shuvi Jha is currently a Features editor for multimedia. She enjoys watching foreign TV, taking Buzzfeed quizzes and re-reading Harry Potter.

Swara Tewari

Features Editor

Swara Tewari is currently a features editor for El Estoque. She really enjoys reporting and writing on important topics and telling the overlooked stories on campus. Besides writing for El Estoque, she likes to read and spend...

Anjini Venugopal

Staff Writer

Anjini Venugopal is currently a senior and previously served as beats editor for El Estoque. She is quite fond of music and coffee. When she isn't reporting, she's likely to be found sitting with a book.

Priya Reddy

Staff writer

Priya Reddy is a senior at MVHS, a third year staff member and a managing editor. Priya was a multimedia Special Report editor her sophomore year and a print Special Report editor her junior year. She likes to read, watch trashy...

Emily Xia

Entertainment Editor

Emily Xia is currently an entertainment editor for multimedia. She spends her time on El Estoque writing stories, designing pages and creating graphics. Outside of school, she enjoys playing piano and practicing color guard.

Jasmine Lee

News Editor

Jasmine Lee is a sophomore and a first-year news editor. In her free time, she is putting together soundtracks for various developers, editing stories and playing with her puppy.

Aditi Gnanasekar

Staff Writer

Aditi Gnanasekar is a first-year staff writer on El Estoque and a senior at MVHS.

ZaZu Lippert

Staff Writer

ZaZu Lippert is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She previously served as the News and Special Report editor. When she's not working on El Estoque, she can be found in the theater working on a play or musical, dancing,...

Claire Chang

Print features editor

Ilena Peng

Staff writer

Ilena Peng is a senior with a love for tea, books and journalism. Formerly, Ilena was one of two editors-in-chief, as well as a news, entertainment and business editor.

Jennie Chen

Staff Writer

Jennie Chen is a senior and third-year staff writer on El Estoque, and has previously served as the beats editor and the PR editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading various articles and blog posts.

Mallika Singh

Staff Writer

Mallika Singh is a staff writer for El Estoque. She is a senior at Monta Vista High School. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, singing and spending time with friends.                  

Charlotte Chui

Copy Editor

Charlotte Chui is a sophomore and copy editor who currently writes for opinion. This is her first year on staff.

Nathan Stevens

Staff Writer

Stevens is a senior at MVHS and ataff writer for El Estoque. He enjoys watching complex TV, writing as well as hanging out with friends in his free time.

Jahan Razavi

Entertainment Editor

Jahan is a junior and second year writer on El Estoque and is currently an Entertainment editor for print. He has participated in several scientific conferences and his papers can be found on Google Scholar.

Rana Aghababazadeh

Co-editor-in-chief