The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Photo courtesy of Alexander Chu | Used with permission

Affection among Asians

MVHS students and teachers discuss the various ways their families express affection
A plate of cut fruit is a sign of something Asian parents have perfected: the art of saying sorry without the words ever leaving their mouths

Fruit(less) communication

My journey to overcoming the cultural barriers in communication between my parents and me
Meggie Chen
May 23, 2024
The ultimate college debt

The ultimate college debt

Understanding financial plans for college helps relieve feelings of immigrant guilt
Meggie Chen and Sarah Liu
May 23, 2024
Nostalgic much?

Nostalgic much?

Learning how to overcome my sentimentality and live in the present
Meggie Chen
May 23, 2024
Rethinking How to Teach Like Water for Chocolate

Rethinking How to Teach ‘Like Water for Chocolate’

The World Studies curriculum needs to address the intersectionality in ‘Like Water for Chocolate’
Dahlia Schilling
May 23, 2024
Forgoing the forbidden fruit

Forgoing the forbidden fruit

We need to stop romanticizing drinking and drugs and open up conversation so teenagers know how to approach it appropriately in the future
Suhana Mahabal
May 23, 2024
A summer to remember

A summer to remember

Students at MV should not feel pressured to take on so many academic activities over the summer
Suhana Mahabal
May 23, 2024
After months of not talking, I finally regained my voice during my sophomore year of high school, and am now deemed a chatterbox by those around me.

Chatterbox

How I learned to speak again
Aashi Venkat
May 23, 2024
Treating toxicity

Treating toxicity

Staff opinions on MVHS’ culture of toxicity and the role they play
Yinuo Tian works on her math and Chinese homework simultaneously to keep up with the pace of the curriculum.

Breaks, not burdens

Students and administrators share their opinions on the no-homework policy for school breaks
Ellie Wang and Asha Wojciechowski
May 20, 2024
Mandarin is a notoriously difficult language, but I found out through my Chinese 1 experience that it is worth the challenge.

‘But Chinese is too hard’

How choosing to take Chinese 1 freshman year taught me to challenge myself
Asha Wojciechowski, Opinion Editor
May 18, 2024
I used to get incredibly nervous before races, putting far too much pressure on myself to perform well.

“You’re nervous because you care”

How I conquered my performance anxiety
Anika Bhandarkar
May 17, 2024
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