El Estoque

2018-2019 Staff

Flora Peng

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

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.

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.

Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang is currently a junior and the beats editor for El Estoque's print platform. She is an avid fan of Asian culture and can oftentimes be seen wearing apparel branded with Asian characters and artwork. In her free time,...

Tina Low

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.

Brandon Ng

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.

Dhruvika Randad

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.

Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta is currently a senior and a second year member of El Estoque's staff. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family and be in the outdoors.

Tabitha Mendez

Tabitha Mendez is currently a senior and the sports and visuals editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, listen to music, watch movies, and find places to add her travel bucket list....

Herman Saini

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

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

Ayah Ali-Ahmad is currently a sophomore and Arts and Entertainment editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys playing on her Nintendo Switch and drinking boba.

Collin Qian

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

Julia Yang

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

Brian Xu

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

Robert Liu

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

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.

Tyler Cho

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

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.

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

Lakshanyaa Ganesh is currently a senior, and an Opinion Editor for El Estoque's multimedia platform. Outside of journalism, she is a part of MVHS's Speech & Debate team, where she can be found frequently talking at walls....

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Andrea Perng

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...