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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

April Wang

April Wang, Graphics Editor

April is a senior and Graphics Editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she likes to draw and read, and has a list of recommended books that is getting longer by the day no matter how fast she reads. April is applying to art colleges and is also mildly obsessed with K-Pop(she promises that it is a perfectly healthy obsession).

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An open door

An open door

Maribel Sanchez’s journey to becoming a long-term guidance counselor substitute
Mihir Vishwarupe and April Wang
January 25, 2024

Beating the finals stress

Exploring how students and staff reduce stress through the end of semester craze
Ananda Singh and April Wang
December 4, 2023
The ethics of college applications become shaky when the growth and empathy that colleges look for is performative and unauthentic. Graphic |

Performative Growth

Doing extracurriculars for the sake of college creates ignorance that can be unethical
April Wang, Graphics Editor
November 20, 2023
Local politics are just as important in the lives of MVHS students as federal news, if not more.

National concern, local impact

Why students should be involved in local politics
Anika Bhandarkar and April Wang
September 30, 2023
FUHSD is currently working to combat the misuse of AI tools in the classroom.

Changing Education with ChatGPT

Exploring changes in AI regulations in education for the 2023-24 school year

Prom-piniated

Exploring opinions surrounding different aspects of prom.
I was formally diagnosed with depression and anxiety nearing a year ago, and sharing about it in any form felt like I was viscerally tearing myself open.

Spill Your Guts

April Wang, Staff Writer
March 3, 2023
Kwons graphic designs for SVYCA

Activism in Art

Uncovering how the Cupertino community advocates for issues through their artwork

Artivism on social media

Discussing the unique impacts of combining art, activism, and the widespread use of social media
Lily Jiang and April Wang
February 3, 2023
My first teaching experiences all began with speech. Illustration | April Wang

Lessons on teaching

My experiences instructing speech classes
April Wang, Copy Editor
November 27, 2022
Bandaids for bullet wounds

Bandaids for bullet wounds

Examining how bandaid solutions fail to address the root cause of various issues
White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

Affirmative action discussions are plagued by a lack of representation
April Wang, Copy Editor
November 13, 2022
Idolization

Idolization

Exploring how the idolization of various people, lifestyles and features pervades our lives.

Dismantling the ‘girlboss’ in the mirror

Reflecting on the negative impact of idolizing strong women
April Wang, Copy Editor
October 7, 2022
Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

A refreshing and simple cold dessert for the summer
April Wang, Copy Editor
September 7, 2022
I started out in the Kennedy Middle School Speech Club, and in high school, became part of Monta Vista Speech and Debate.

Throwing away my fear

Reflecting on the impact of Speech Club on my life
April Wang, Copy Editor
May 27, 2022
Study season

Study season

Juniors take on second semester testing
April Wang and Lillian Wang
April 27, 2022
Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

The importance of living my life rather than documenting my memories of it
April Wang, Copy Editor
April 23, 2022
If you can just look up

If you can just look up

A letter to my younger, book-obsessed self
April Wang
March 18, 2022
A stack of books labeled STEM, Humanities, and Binaries | Illustration by Kripa Mayureshwar

Breaking down binaries

Re-evaluating our dichotomous perception of the world
Graphic by Kripa Mayurweshar

What it means to dress differently

Exploring opinions on the connection between fashion and gender/sexuality
April Wang
February 16, 2022
Language in Media

Language in Media

Examining how the rhetoric used in modern media permeates our daily lives
Graphic made in Canva, depicting the most used languages on the internet

An English-centered Internet causes miscommunication, misinformation and isolation

Examining how English being the Internet’s primary language affects users
April Wang and Meggie Chen
December 10, 2021
The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
Dear Evan Hansens Broadway Poster

“Dear Evan Hansen” is an amazingly nuanced portrayal of mental health issues

Examining the strong and weak depictions of social emotional challenge representation in media
April Wang, Staff Writer
October 30, 2021

Homemade Hipster: Pumpkin Ghost Cheesecake

Enjoy this creamy creation this Halloween season
April Wang, Staff Writer
October 29, 2021
Freshmen paint their skit backdrops. Photo Illustration | Gauri Manoj

The Class of 2025: Diving in

Freshmen reflect on the process of creating their first performance
Amber Milesi and April Wang
September 23, 2021
Stray Kids’ newest comeback “NOEASY” is an amazing display of their growth

Stray Kids’ newest comeback “NOEASY” is an amazing display of their growth

New album reaffirms Stray Kids’ unique musical style and versatility.
April Wang, Staff Writer
September 17, 2021
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