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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

Anna Kaminitz

Anna Kaminitz, Staff Writer

Anna is currently a senior and staff writer for El Estoque. In addition to writing, she loves music, hiking with family and exploring new places with her friends.

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The languages of MVHS

The languages of MVHS

Showcasing different languages spoken on campus
The class of 2022

The class of 2022

Seniors reflect on their experiences and memories at MVHS by answering various questions
Books like To Kill a Mockingbird are read in literature classrooms feature the N-word.

Can we use the N-word? No.

Examining the recent district proposal to prohibit the use of the N-word by non-Black students in literature and history contexts
Jisha Rajala and Anna Kaminitz
March 18, 2022
Sophomore Ekom Mann lunges at junior Hayden Ancheta after coach Andrew Pappas signals the wrestlers to “go live” — beginning a practice match that lasts a few minutes.

Introducing the winter season sports

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS's basketball, soccer and wrestling teams
Sushma Bana rests dias in her backyard for Diwali celebrations.

How US and India traditions compare

Community members discuss differences between Diwali celebrations
Jannah Sheriff and Anna Kaminitz
November 9, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
Stage manager, co-costuming lead and junior Marian Montejano organizes clothing in the loft — the room above the Blackbox where costumes and accessories from past productions are stored.

Behind the scenes of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Exploring the different facets of Drama’s fall play preparations
Anna Kaminitz and Nika Zamani
October 29, 2021
Senior and captain Ashley Twu attempts to make her way around an opponent from HHS.

Field Hockey loses to Homestead High School 4-0

Matadors recognize their need to improve communication after the defeat
Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto
October 22, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
Senior Carolyn Huang dodges around opponents from Salinas High School.

Field Hockey defeats Salinas High School 5-1

Madators solidify their first win of the season
Anna Kaminitz and Matthew Yoshimoto
September 8, 2021
Senior Sophia Bokovikova poses beside her grandmother in Novosibirsk, Russia.

Post-lockdown getaways

Students recount their first summer vacations following quarantine
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