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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Anika Sharma

Anika Sharma, Staff Writer

Anika is a senior and second-year staff writer for El Estoque and likes crocheting, reading, practicing color guard, and hanging with dogs.

All content by Anika Sharma
The Shaikh family poses for a family photo

Unique Cupertino families

Different types of families in Cupertino share their history and dynamics
Graphic by Mikaylah Du

Auditioning for the Santa Clara Vanguard

Discussing my feelings throughout the audition process
Anika Sharma
December 8, 2021

Siblings share about the dynamics of big families

Examining the pros and cons of life in a large family
Amber Milesi and Anika Sharma
December 7, 2021

MVHS Mock Trial holds internal scrimmages

Club members prepare for future competitions
Gavin Hung and Anika Sharma
October 31, 2021
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
Graphic by Sophia Ma

My senior year expectations

Evaluating the expectations I had for my senior year
Anika Sharma
October 24, 2021
Who are the Taliban

Who are the Taliban

Examining the past, present and future of the Taliban after the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years
Anika Sharma
September 24, 2021
Lil Nas Xs Debut Monteros colorful and eye-catching album cover

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ is a mixed bag with many gems

Lil Nas X’s debut album is an emotional and fascinating ride
Anika Sharma
September 22, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A Forever War Ends

Examining the Afghanistan War and its end
Melody Cui, Minjae Kang, and Anika Sharma
September 22, 2021

Everyone is perfect (except me)

Explaining my struggles with insecurity
Anika Sharma
September 18, 2021
An illustration of the COVID-19 vaccine Graphic by Sophia Ma

Behind both doses

Examining the experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Anika Sharma and Melody Cui
May 21, 2021
Senior Aditi Sadwelkar poses in her graduation gown. // Photo Courtesy of Aditi Sadwelkar

The graduation plan for the Class of 2021

MVHS plans to host six in-person graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021
Anika Sharma
May 21, 2021
Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs

MV Drama’s virtual spring musical

Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
Anika Sharma and Amber Milesi
May 8, 2021
The exterior of the MVHS campus

Returning To Campus

Analyzing the impacts of adopting a hybrid, in-person instructional model
Anika Sharma
April 7, 2021

Race in anime

Examining how anime portrays Black people and the effect on anime fans in the U.S.
Anika Sharma
March 24, 2021
IllIustration | Anika Sharma and Shivani Madhan

Platonic Valentines

Exploring relationships based in non-romantic love and the over emphasis of romance in Valentine’s Day
Anika Sharma
February 13, 2021
Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Exploring romance in the MVHS community through different facets
A scene from Aligarh (2015)

Queer Characters are Absent in Bollywood Films

Examining the lack of queer representation in Bollywood
Anika Sharma
January 23, 2021
Janya Bhaskar poses with a copy of her debut novel The Fall of a God // Photo credit Preeta Raman

National Novel Writing Month

Exploring the experiences of MVHS student authors
Anika Sharma
December 13, 2020
Graphic by Kripa Mayureshwar

To Elliot

Reflecting on Elliot Page and my own experiences with Coming Out
Anika Sharma
December 5, 2020
Local teams fans

Local teams’ fans

Students and fans share their connections to local Bay Area sports teams
Tang poses for a photo with Curry at Warriors Basketball Camp surrounded by various championship and MVP trophies.

Strength in numbers

Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors
Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma
November 1, 2020
Director of Marching Band John Gilchrist stands in front of Monta Vista, beaming  //  Used with Perrmisson

JOHN GILCHRIST: The new marching band director

Getting to know John Gilchrist and his plans for the future of the music department
Anika Sharma
October 17, 2020
The Cross Country team runs laps around the track, while being socially distant and wearing masks.

Athletic conditioning

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on team conditioning
Anjali Singh and Anika Sharma
September 24, 2020
Akshat Debanth utilizes these dumbbells from home to stay fit.

Physical Education from home presents unique challenges

Students examine the pros and cons of taking PE classes during remote learning
Anika Sharma
September 13, 2020
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