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

Aletheia Ju

Aletheia Ju, Staff Writer

Aletheia is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. During her free time she likes to read, play the piano, and draw. She also likes to waste time watching video essays.

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MVs Family History

MV’s Family History

MVHS students delve into their family history
Khairunnisa Shaikh (left) sits with her daughter, Afroza Khan (middle) and her sister. Photo courtesy of Afsheen Khan, used with permission

Down to the roots

Senior Afsheen Khan’s family share their family history
Taryn Lam and Aletheia Ju
May 23, 2024
Junior Sravik Sajja prepares to bat.

Varsity Baseball beats Lynbrook High School 9-4

Matadors dominate the game with a superb second-inning
Aletheia Ju and Kaia Yuan
May 9, 2024
College bound

College bound

Exploring the changing landscape of higher education
Graphic by Aletheia Ju

Supreme Court’s overturning of affirmative action may have substantial long term effects on admissions

The removal of factoring in race for college applications extends beyond California
Aletheia Ju and Aidan Ruan
April 29, 2024

FUHSD revamps recycling

Aletheia Ju, Staff Writer
March 8, 2024
Raising Funds

Raising Funds

MVHS student groups raise money through creative fundraisers
Freshman Celene Chen browses through clothes in the sweaters and jackets section. Photo courtesy of Sophia D’Sa, Jillian Ju and Shannon Yu

Fashion finds its second act

Drama department hosts its first “New Year, New Me” thrift store fundraiser
Yixuan (Joyce) Li and Aletheia Ju
February 27, 2024
Unfolding Cupertino City Limits

Unfolding Cupertino city limits

El Estoque's Opinion section examines how housing, entertainment and restaurants in the area affect the community
Graphic by Aletheia Ju

Elusive living

Cupertino’s housing market creates an unsustainable environment for long term residence
Is eating organic really that good for your health?

The problem with ‘organic’

Aletheia Ju, Staff Writer
January 8, 2024
I’m not taking it today

“I’m not taking it today”

Uncovering how the usage of extension policies can impact classroom dynamics
Crystal Cheng and Aletheia Ju
December 8, 2023
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed
Monta Vista librarys fiction section contains a large number of romance novels, including Love Time Infinity.

The romance renaissance

Exploring how the increased consumption of romance books impacts readers
Amberly Sun and Aletheia Ju
October 30, 2023
Last one, fast one

Last one, fast one

Behind the scenes of the Class of 2024’s Homecoming skit
Aletheia Ju and Lillian Wang
October 8, 2023
Sophomore Monisha Preetham attempts to gain possession of the ball from an opponent.

Field Hockey wins 5-0 against Wilcox High School

Matadors dominate in their first league game of the season
Aletheia Ju and Megha Mummaneni
September 13, 2023
Academic experieces may range across classes based on how coherent curriculum is implemented.

Working towards a coherent curriculum through equitable grading practices

Exploring FUHSD student and staff opinions on implementing ‘Grading for Equity’
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