El Estoque

Doubled up

Doubled up

Rajas Habbu and Kamyar Moradi

October 24, 2018


Filed under From the magazine, Print, SPORTS

He looked around the field, scouting the other players. He was nervous but confident, knowing that he had a strong chance of making the team. All he was waiting for was his name to be called. Time went on, his coach pulling players off the field, congratulating them. But he didn’t hear his name. As...

¡Viva México!

¡Viva México!

Andrea Perng

September 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Print

n a flurry of tap-dancing and skirt-twirling, the Mexican folk dance group Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí took the stage on Sept. 14 as part of a Mexican Independence Day celebration involving all Spanish classes as well as students who were in the rally court at lunch. Several Spanish teachers, including...

Idol No More

Idol No More

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, SPORTS

thought meeting Roger Federer would change my life. Roger Federer is considered by many to be the best tennis player of all time, holding the greatest number of Grand Slams for men and collecting 20 Majors in the Open Era, an era of tennis after 1968 when professionals could compete with amateur...

Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Shuvi Jha and Swara Tewari

May 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

Senior Gokul Pillai stood in the shadowy recesses of the backstage, squinting into the bright lights. He looked into the vast audience — his friends and family members cheering wildly. A part of him couldn’t believe that Spotlite 2018, the annual show hosted by the Indo-American Student Association...

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Weight through the ages: how people of different ages feel about weight

Zara Iqbal

March 7, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Features, From the magazine, Print

SAAHIL SUKHIJA, 10 Ten-year-old Saahil Sukhija spends most of his time playing basketball, watching Youtube videos and solving math problems — a student at Stevens Creek Elementary, weight doesn’t matter much to him. Sukhija doesn’t think elementary school students have weight standards, because h...

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Breaking under pressure: Students with eating disorders during the holidays

Zara Iqbal

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Print

*Names starting with M are false names to protect the anonymous sources. abel had no idea something was terribly wrong. Not when the world began spinning around her as she warmed up in P.E. Not when she could barely finish one slice of turkey and a spoonful of mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving dinn...

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Unpacking paranoia: Amazon Key shouldn’t scare us so much

Nathan Stevens

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, From the magazine, OPINION, Print

ast month, I signed up for Amazon Prime, joining the 85 million other Amazon Prime members for one simple reason — I hate waiting for shipping. Has anyone ever really received their package in “five to seven business days?” I sure haven’t. So when I heard Amazon was testing a service to make s...

With age comes change

With age comes change

Karen Sanchez

September 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print, Special

As the cable car glided along it’s path in the air, she couldn’t help but shed tears in response to the gut-wrenching terror. Every single time one of her family members shifted slightly in their seats, peering over the edge to catch a glimpse of the green forest below, without fault she could feel th...

Pages of the past

Pages of the past

Michelle Wong

April 17, 2017


Filed under Books, ENTERTAINMENT, Print, Print entertainment

Co-written by Ananya Bhat Catcher in the Rye British Literature teacher Randy Holaday "My sister and my dad really liked it so I had really high expectations for the book, and it just wasn’t for me. It was too modern and too, frankly, stupid. I couldn’t see the connections between it and my own experiences. And I...

It’s Unproven

It’s Unproven

Sara Entezarmahdi

December 13, 2016


Filed under From the magazine, Magazine, OPINION, Print

Conspiracy theories come in different forms. Some are deemed trivial and far-fetched, others not so much. These theories remain unproven and debatable, though it doesn’t stop people from all around the globe to hold them to be true. MVHS students decide for themselves what they choose to believe in...

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...

A different canvas

A different canvas

ZaZu Lippert

December 9, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Print

ad it not been for art teacher Brian Chow, alumna Samantha Shieh would not have pursued art after leaving Monta Vista. Currently majoring in illustration at the Art Center College of Design, Shieh is all too familiar with the elaborate journey during her time at Monta Vista that got her to where sh...