El Estoque

2017-2018 Staff

Ankit Gupta

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.

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is a senior at MVHS and the co-Editor-in-chief. She enjoys listening to music, trying new dessert places and pursuing business ventures.

Sunjin Chang

Sunjin Chang is currently a senior, news and public relations editor. Previously she was a visuals editor. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, playing the piano and taking a nap.

Roshan Fernandez

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...

Ruth Feng

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

Himani Yalamaddi

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

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

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

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...

Gauri Kaushik

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

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

Anirudh Chaudhary

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

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.

Andrea Schlitt

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

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...

Jacob Wee

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

Rajas Habbu

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...

Alyssa Hui

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...

Sarah Young

Senior 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 really into pointillism and marshlands.

Ishani Singh

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

Stuti Upadhyay

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

Rucha Soman

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

Maggie McCormick

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

Sreya Kumar is currently a third year staff writer and opinion editor. She was previously sports editor and enjoys traveling the world, watching choreography videos and taking photos.

Anthony Moll

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

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

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.

Carol Lei

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

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

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.

Michelle Wong

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

Ria Kolli

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

Claire Yang

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

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

Shuvi Jha

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

Swara Tewari

Swara Tewari is a managing editor for El Estoque and a senior at MVHS. This is her third year on staff. She really enjoys reporting on issues plaguing the MVHS community and telling the overlooked stories on campus. Besides writing...

Anjini Venugopal

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

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...

Jasmine Lee

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.

Aditi Gnanasekar

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

ZaZu Lippert

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

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...

Ilena Peng

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

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

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

Charlotte Chui is a senior, as well as a print arts & entertainment editor for El Estoque. She previously served as a multimedia copy editor, and this is her third year on staff.

Nathan Stevens

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

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...

Rana Aghababazadeh

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...