El Estoque

2019-2020 Staff

Hannah Lee

Co-editor-in-chief

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.

Anish Vasudevan

Co-editor-in-chief

Anish Vasudevan is currently a senior and co-editor-in-chief for El Estoque. He is a wide receiver and cornerback for the MVHS football team and enjoys playing recreational basketball with his friends. In his free time he watches...

Alyssa Hui

Managing Editor

Alyssa Hui is currently a senior and a managing 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, take naps and watch...

Shuvi Jha

Managing Editor

Shuvi Jha is the Managing Editor of El Estoque. She enjoys watching foreign TV, re-reading Harry Potter and conversing about social justice/feminism.

Swara Tewari

Managing Editor

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...

Stuti Upadhyay

Managing Editor

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.

Emily Xia

Managing Editor

Emily Xia is currently a managing editor in both journalism classes. She spends her time on El Estoque writing stories, designing pages and creating graphics. Outside of school, she enjoys drinking boba and practicing color guard.

Anushka De

News Editor

Anushka De is a sophomore and a news editor for El Estoque. She also likes playing soccer and the piano. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching Netflix comedy specials, and spending time with her friends.

Tina Low

News Editor

Tina is currently a junior and a news editor for El Estoque. She enjoys listening to music, reading, hanging out with friends and binging tv shows to an unhealthy extent. She hopes to become a biomedical engineer in the future...

Andie Liu

News Editor

Andie is currently a junior and a news editor for El Estoque. She runs on the track team and plays the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, and dream of spending an entire...

Jai Uparkar

News Editor

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...

Tyler Cho

Features Editor

Tyler Cho is a junior and Features editor for El Estoque for his second year on staff. In his free time (though he rarely has any), he enjoys playing volleyball, spending quality time with his siblings, and sleeping.

Iman Malik

Features Editor

Iman is currently a junior and a features editor for El Estoque. She is also part of the Model UN team for MVHS. In her spare time, Iman likes drinking boba, watching Netflix and reading a good book.

Claire Wen

Features Editor

Claire Wen is a junior at Monta Vista and a features editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching random videos on YouTube and playing with her cat, who tends to be too naughty for his own good but adorable...

Brian Xu

Features Editor

Brian Xu is a junior and a Features editor for El Estoque. This is his second year on staff, and he has previously served as Opinion Editor. Outside of journalism, he runs for Monta Vista's cross country team and loves to spend...

Justine Ha

Sports Editor

Justine Ha is currently a junior at Monta Vista and the sports and visuals editor for El Estoque. On her first year on staff, she had previously served as a visuals editor. She enjoys having a good cup of coffee, watching movies...

Tabitha Mendez

Sports Editor

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....

Rucha Soman

Sports Editor

Rucha is currently a senior and a sports editor. In her free time she likes to dance and binge watch TV.

Lance Tong

Beats Editor

Lance Tong is a sophomore and beats editor for El Estoque.  He is an opposite hitter for the MVHS junior varsity team.  In his spare time, he loves to walk his dog, sleep and watch YouTube.  In the future, he wishes to graduate...

Annie Zhang

Beats Editor

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,...

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

Opinion Editor

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....

Sreya Kumar

Opinion Editor

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.

Jasmine Lee

Opinion Editor

Jasmine Lee is a senior and currently Opinion section editor.

Oishee Misra

Opinion Editor

Oishee Misra is currently a junior and opinion editor for El Estoque. She enjoys reading, trying new foods, hanging out with her friends, watching Netflix, and is obsessed with dogs. She loves to read works by New York Times columnists...

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Ayah Ali-Ahmad a Junior at Monta Vista High School and Arts and Entertainment Editor. Outside of being an editor for El Estoque, she is the Public Relations Officer for GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance club), the Director of Communications...

Robert Liu

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Robert is a junior and an arts & entertainment editor for El Estoque. In his free time, he likes playing piano, programming and reading books.

Shivani Gupta

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Shivani Gupta is currently a senior and an entertainment editor for El Estoque's staff. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family and be in the outdoors.

Charlotte Chui

Arts & Entertainment Editor

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.

Zara Iqbal

Copy Editor

Zara Iqbal is currently a senior and copy editor for El Estoque.

Sarah Young

Graphics Editor

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.

Devin Gupta

Website Editor

Devin is currently a sophomore and a 1st-year staff writer for El Estoque. He is sophomore class president and an officer of Monta Vista Microfinance. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding and attending Cupertino City Council...

Michelle Chen

Staff Writer

Michelle is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. She plays as a setter on her club and school volleyball team, as well as enjoys playing percussion both in school and at home. She loves spending the remainder...

Jayanti Jha

Staff Writer

Jayanti is currently a sophomore and a first year staff member of El Estoque. She enjoys playing field hockey, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

Rachel Jiang

Staff Writer

Rachel is currently a junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. She is a varsity member of the MVHS Cross Country team and a varsity debater in the MVHS Speech and Debate Club. In her free time, she enjoys reading news about World...

Vivian Jiang

Staff Writer

Vivian is currently a junior and a first year staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog, watching cheesy rom coms, hanging out with her friends, and traveling. Her dream is to travel the world...

Elena Khan

Staff Writer

Elena Khan is a junior and is a second year staff member on El Estoque. She enjoys playing field hockey, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Jefferson Le

Staff Writer

Jefferson is currently a sophomore and first-year staff writer for El Estoque.

Jacqueleine Liu

Staff Writer

Jacqueleine is currently a junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. When she is not in school, the best place to look for her would be the pool as swimming consumes much of her waking hours. Her goal in life is to find meaningful...

Nivedita Menon

Staff Writer

Nivedita is currently a sophomore and staff writer on El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking long walks, and petting her cats.

Tanish Mendki

Staff Writer

Tanish is currently a sophomore and a first-year staff writer for El Estoque. In his free-time, he likes to read, write short stories or watch any random video that he can find. He is also varsity member on Monta Vista Speech.  

Kamyar Moradi

Staff Writer

Kamyar is currently a senior staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time he loves to spend time with his friends and family, talk about sports to whoever is willing to listen and enjoy music from the best rapper alive, Montana...

Collin Qian

Staff Writer

Collin Qian is currently a junior and a second year staff writer. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing with his cat Pumpkin.

Shreshta Ranganathan

Staff Writer

Shreshta is currently a junior and staff writer for El Estoque. Shreshta enjoys spending her free time with the Red Cross, Technovation, and diving at Monta Vista. Outside of school, she loves singing, spending time with her friends,...

Anjali Singh

Staff Writer

Anjali is currently a junior and a staff writer on El Estoque. She likes to play piano and listen to music of all genres–and will definitely recommend you some music whether you want it or not. At school, she's involved in activities...

Neysa Singh

Staff Writer

Neysa is currently a junior at Monta Vista and a staff writer for El Estoque. She is on the MVHS dance team, and in her free time enjoys walking her dog, hanging out with her friends, and listening to music.

Leanna Sun

Staff Writer

Leanna is currently a junior and staff writer for El Estoque. She plays for Monta Vista's varsity volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her dog, binging shows and taking naps.

Alyssa Umino

Staff Writer

Alyssa is a junior and staff writer for El Estoque. She also plays on the varsity volleyball team, volunteers for Red Cross, and tutors in the MV Study Buddy program. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing.

Sophia Chen

Staff Writer

Sophia Chen is currently a sophomore and a first year staff writer on El Estoque. She enjoys swimming, playing basketball. In her free time, she reads, writes, and watches Netflix and YouTube.