The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Aashna Patel

Aashna Patel, Features Editor

Aashna is a senior and a features editor for El Estoque. She plays field hockey at MVHS and in her free time, she enjoys reading, drinking boba and spending time with her friends.

All content by Aashna Patel
From farm to table

From farm to table

Exploring the processes and people behind the food we eat at MVHS
November 22, 2022

[Photo] From the farm

November 17, 2022
On a Monday morning, MVHS Chef Margie Sanborn prepares scones for brunch.

From the kitchen

How the nutrition services team develops and prepares the cafeteria food
November 16, 2022
Anjali Jariwala wrote Why We Eat With Our Hands as a gift to her daughter, Nyla.

“Why We Eat with Our Hands” by Anjali Jariwala is a necessary addition to all childrens’ bookshelves

Exploring the message behind Monica Jariwala’s sister’s new book
November 5, 2022
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2026 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
October 8, 2022
New counselor Ashley Voigt checks emails in her office. Photo by Avni Gandhi

MVHS welcomes Counselor Ashley Voigt

Ashley Voigt joins the guidance team at MVHS
September 14, 2022
CHS senior Rohan Tirumala went to UC Davis Young Scholars Program to learn more about medicine. Photo courtesy of Rohan Tirumala.

“The grind never stops”

FUHSD students continue their learning at summer programs
September 8, 2022
It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

Why reality TV Shows don’t deserve the hate they receive
June 6, 2022
Facing phobias

Facing phobias

Exploring irrational fears that students have
May 27, 2022
The class of 2022

The class of 2022

Seniors reflect on their experiences and memories at MVHS by answering various questions
May 27, 2022
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
April 26, 2022
Released on the first day of spring, Red Velvet’s newest EP offers the perfect bright songs to start off the spring season.

“Feel My Rhythm” is a spring gem

Red Velvet’s new mini album combines sugary bops with dreamy vocals
March 24, 2022
Teachers share first job experiences

Teachers share first job experiences

Looking back on staff members’ formative years
March 18, 2022
Student football players often feel pressured as they compare their bodies to those in the NFL

Male athletes experience muscle envy

Examining the body insecurities male athletes face
March 16, 2022
Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Analyzing Critical Race Theory's impact on the MVHS community and beyond
March 2, 2022
The bathroom breakdown

The bathroom breakdown

Reviewing popular bathrooms at MVHS to find the best one
February 12, 2022
Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District

CRT sparks controversy at NJUHSD

Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District
February 12, 2022
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
January 14, 2022
Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Exploring how grief has affected community members' lives
December 13, 2021
The total number of international COVID-19 deaths according to Worldmeter.

MVHS students face loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reflecting on the hardship of losing loved ones to COVID-19
December 10, 2021
A look into the future

A look into the future

Students examine what lies ahead
November 12, 2021
My type of person

My type of person

Looking at how accurately the MBTI types represent individuals
November 12, 2021
The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
October 30, 2021
The main tent was decorated with real and inflatable pumpkins where visitors could take pictures. Souvenir tables were set up in the main tent as well, where visitors could buy pumpkin carving kits and jelly rings, along with other Halloween-themed trinkets.

Six spooky Bay Area destinations to visit this fall

Reviewing various autumn-themed locations to get into the Halloween spirit
October 23, 2021
Performers hold up the sophomore banner after finishing their skit.

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Sophomores win 3rd place for their performance during Homecoming week
October 9, 2021
The Class of 2022 poses for a group photo following their performance.

Class of 2022’s Homecoming performance

Seniors win the top prize for their homecoming performance
October 8, 2021
The Class of 2022 cheers in a huddle following the end of their homecoming skit performance for the finale time. Following months of preparation making costumes, props, skit decs and learning choreography, they got the chance to finally show their spirit in front of a crowd of MVHS students and faculty. Photo by Aditya Shukla

Homecoming 2021: A Recap

Showcasing the highlights of the past week's performances
October 7, 2021
Photo courtesy of 
Olga Tutunaru

#BookTok: The rising literary community for teens

Readers utilize the audio visual content on TikTok to spread their love for reading
September 18, 2021
FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
August 18, 2021
Load More Stories