El Estoque

2018-2019 Staff

Roshan Fernandez

Co-Editor-In-Chief

Roshan is a senior and co-editor-in-chief for his school's publication El Estoque. He enjoys writing, reporting, interviewing and photography. He was previously a sports editor and a visuals editor in his junior and sophomore...

Rana Aghababazadeh

Co-editor-in-chief

Rana is a third-year member of El Estoque and is currently a co-editor-in-chief. She is a former sports editor and enjoys covering basketball and volleyball. In her free time, she enjoys playing movie scores on the piano and watching...

Ruth Feng

Managing Editor

Ruth Feng is a managing editor of El Estoque. Aside from journalism, she likes to watch reruns of The Office and West Wing.

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.

Helen Chao

Managing Editor

Helen Chao is currently a senior 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.

Chelsea Wong

Beats editor

Chelsea Wong is a currently a senior and a beats editor for El Estoque. She is a movie buff and would discuss about anything and anybody that is nominated for any year of the Oscars.

Charlotte Chui

Copy Editor

Charlotte Chui is a junior and copy editor for El Estoque. She currently writes for news and previously wrote for features, entertainment and opinion. This is her second year on staff.

Robert Liu

Copy Editor

Robert is currently a sophomore and a first-year member on the El Estoque staff. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, coding, and reading books of various genres.

Claire Wen

Copy Editor

Claire Wen is a sophomore at Monta Vista and a first-year writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching random videos on YouTube and playing with her cat.

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.

Alyssa Hui

Entertainment Editor

Alyssa Hui is currently a junior 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,, hang out with friends, read books...

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.

Jahan Razavi

Entertainment Editor

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

Jai Uparkar

Features Editor

Jai Uparkar is a junior and a second-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...

Swara Tewari

Features Editor

Swara Tewari is a features editor for El Estoque and a junior at MVHS. This is her second year on staff. She really enjoys reporting and writing on important topics and telling the overlooked stories on campus. Besides writing...

Claire Chang

Features Editor

Claire Chang is a senior at Monta Vista and is the print features editor for El Estoque. Before she was a features editor, she was both a multimedia and print news editor. She runs for the school's cross country and track teams...

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.

Sarah Young

Graphics Editor

Junior 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. She is currently trying to get better at drawing landscapes and hands.

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

News Editor

Lakshanyaa Ganesh is a junior, and a News Editor on El Estoque. Outside of journalism, her hobbies include playing her guitar, writing, hanging out with her friends and eating pasta.

Sunjin Chang

News Editor

Sunjin Chang is currently a senior and 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.

Andrea Perng

News Editor

Andrea Perng is a senior and news editor. When not writing stories, Perng enjoys playing video games and writing exams for Mock Trial.

Jasmine Lee

News Editor

Jasmine Lee is a junior 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.

Stuti Upadhyay

opinion editor

Stuti Upadhyay is currently a junior 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.

Ankit Gupta

Sports Editor

Ankit Gupta is currently a junior and sports editor. Previously, he was a visuals editor. In his free time, he plays chess and hangs out with his dog, Rufus.

Anish Vasudevan

Sports Editor

Anish is currently a junior and a sports editor for El Estoque. He participates in football on the school varsity team and enjoys playing basketball with his friends. In his free time he watches Sportscenter on ESPN and dreams...

Sreya Kumar

Sports Editor

Sreya Kumar is currently a second year staff writer. She enjoys traveling the world, watching choreography videos and taking photos.

Julia Yang

Sports Writer

Julia Yang is currently a senior and a news writer on staff and has previously written for entertainment, sports and features. She enjoys dancing, listening to music, eating good food, and spending quality time with family and...

Dhruvika Randad

Staff writer

Dhruvika Randad is a first-year staff writer, as a sophomore, on El Estoque. In her free time, she loves to read lots of books, write poetry, and have fun.

Tabitha Mendez

Staff writer

Tabitha Mendez is currently a junior and a first-year staff writer for El Estoque. She enjoys listening to music, hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, and going on adventures.

Kamyar Moradi

Staff Writer

Staff Writer Kamyar Moradi is a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. He loves almost anything related to sports, to spend time with his friends, and to listen to his favorite artist, Montana of 300....

Flora Peng

Staff Writer

Flora Peng is currently a junior and staff writer for multimedia.  She enjoys reading, going on long walks, and hanging out with her friends.

Keshav Taneja

Staff Writer

Keshav is currently a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. He enjoys playing piano, watching sports and hanging out with friends.

Annie Zhang

Staff Writer

Annie Zhang is currently a sophomore on her first year on El Estoque as a staff writer. She spends her free time playing volleyball, watching Youtube, and spending time with her younger brother.

Justine Ha

Staff Writer

Justine Ha is currently a sophomore at Monta Vista and is a first-year staff writer in El Estoque. She enjoys having a good cup of coffee, watching movies, and hanging out with friends while being the designated photographer.

Tina Low

Staff Writer

Tina is currently a sophomore and a first-year staff writer on El Estoque. She enjoys reading, creating content, listening to music and hanging out with her friends.

Elena Khan

Staff Writer

Elena Khan is currently a sophomore and is a first year staff member of El Estoque. She enjoys playing field hockey, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Brandon Ng

Staff Writer

Brandon Ng is a sophomore and is in his first year on the El Estoque Staff.  While not in the middle of reporting, he spends his time playing for Mountain View Volleyball Club, traveling up and down California for matches.

Shivani Gupta

Staff Writer

Shivani Gupta is currently a junior and a first year member of El Estoque's staff. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, hang out with her friends, and go out in nature.

Herman Saini

Staff Writer

Herman Saini is a junior at Monta Vista High School and is a first year staff writer for El Estoque. He enjoys programming and reading in his spare time. He’s also a part of his school's Bhangra team. ...

Iman Malik

Staff Writer

Iman is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. She is a part of Model UN and Debate clubs at school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, boba and watching Netflix.

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

Staff Writer

Ayah Ali-Ahmad is currently a sophomore and first-year staff writer on El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys painting and drinking boba.

Tyler Cho

Staff Writer

Tyler is currently a sophomore and first year El Estoque staff member. In his free time, he enjoys playing club and school volleyball, reading thrillers, listening to Korean R&B, and sleeping when he can.

Laasya Koduru

Staff Writer

Laasya is currently a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. During her free time, she likes to draw and read novels. She also enjoys watching TV shows such as Stranger Things and random Youtube videos.

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.

Katerina Pappas

Staff Writer

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

Collin Qian

Web Editor

Collin Qian is a sophomore and a first-year member of El Estoque. During his free time, he enjoys coding, designing, reading, and sleeping.

Brian Xu

Opinion Editor

Brian Xu is a sophomore and a first-year member of El Estoque. Although he rarely finds free time, he would spend it tackling a Rubik's cube, improving his programming skills, or falling into the void we know as Youtube.

Oishee Misra

Beats Editor

Oishee Misra is currently a sophomore and beats editor for El Estoque. She enjoys trying new food, hanging out with her friends, watching Netflix, and is obsessed with dogs.

Rajas Habbu

Sports Editor and Visuals Editor

Rajas is a second year staff writer and a current visuals and sports 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...

Zara Iqbal

Opinion editor

Zara Iqbal is currently a junior as well as Opinion editor and business manager for El Estoque.