El Estoque

About us

El Estoque is a national award-winning student publication that has reported on and for Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif., since 1969.

Our print magazine is published once a month and our website is updated daily. Our content — which is entirely generated and produced by a journalism class of around 50 students — ranges from traditional coverage like in-depth investigative stories and breaking news to multimedia features like videos and photo galleries. The goal of all our content is to inform and entertain the student body and local community.

Staff applications for the current academic year are closed. To join next year’s staff, please check back in April. New staff members are selected through a written application process as well as interviews.

Contact us at [email protected] or through this submission form.

Editors-in-Chief: Rana Aghababazadeh and Roshan Fernandez

Managing Editors: Helen Chao, Ruth Feng, Gauri Kaushik

Copy Editors: Charlotte Chui

Web Editors: Shar Rahman

News Editors: Sunjin Chang, Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

Sports Editors: Ankit Gupta and Anish Vasudevan

Entertainment Editors: Alyssa Hui, Hannah Lee, Jahan Razavi and Emily Xia

Opinion Editors: Zara Iqbal, Stuti Upadhyay and Claire Yang

Special Report Editors: Claire Chang, Shuvi Jha, Swara Tewari and Jai Uparkar

Visuals Editor: Rajas Habbu

Beat Editors: Chelsea Wong

Business Editors: Zara Iqbal

Staff Writers: Robert Borrego, Aditya Dash, Sreya Kumar, Katerina Pappas, Ishani Singh, Rucha Soman and Julia Yang

Adviser: Julia Satterthwaite


Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Winner: 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

JEA/NSPA Pacemaker Finalist: 2011

JEA National Convention Best in Show: 2013, 2011, 2007

JEA Northern California Excellent: 2013, 2011

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown: 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008

CSPA Silver Crown: 2007

California Newspaper Publishers Association General Excellence: 2011

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JEA/NSPA Pacemaker Winner: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009

JEA Northern California Best of the West: 2013, 2011

JEA Northern California Excellent: 2009

CSPA Gold Crown: 2012

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JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, first place multimedia news: Audio slideshow: students hold counter-protest to WBC in CHS quad on Oct. 19, Staff (2012)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, honorable mention multimedia news: Students asked to stay home on Oct. 5 due to ‘police activity,’ Staff (2012)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, first place multimedia feature: Veteran Voices, Staff (2012)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, fourth place multimedia sports: Olympic athlete Erica McClain to coach track team, Staff (2012)

JEA/NSPA Design of the Year, honorable mention newsmagazine cover: The Face of War, Christophe Haubursin (2012)

JEA/NSPA Design of the Year, second place newspaper spread: Pride or Honor, Christophe Haubursin and Anushka Patil (2012)

JEA/NSPA Design of the Year, honorable mention infographic: Erasing the dots, Alice Lee (2009)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, fourth place editorial: Scouting for Rights, Forest Liao (2011)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, second place news: ‘I’m here and I need help,’ Lauren Parcel and Brittany Hopkins (2009)

JEA/NSPA Design of the Year, first place, news spread: Caught Red-Handed, Jenny Sun and Daniel Yang (2007)

JEA/NSPA Story of the Year, honorable mention feature: Carolyn Chuang (2007)

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