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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

Arshiya Sen

Arshiya Sen, Staff Writer

Arshiya is currently a junior and staff writer at El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies with her friends, and baking with her brother.


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Anya Walia, third to the left, stands with the dive team. Photo courtesy of Anya Walia | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 23: Anya Walia

Anya Walia provides insight on her swim and dive career
Graphic by Leah Desai

Artistic ambitions

From self-expression to building community, MVHS students utilize art for many different purposes
A Film to Remember by Tanisha Sood

Painting the right picture

MVHS students and alum explain how they use art to express their identities and experiences
Arshiya Sen and Alan Tai
May 21, 2024
Creating culture

Creating culture

From clubs to holidays, MVHS students use a multitude of methods to stay connected to their cultural identity
Mixed feelings

Mixed feelings

MVHS students reflect on the struggles of balancing multiple cultures
Kathryn Foo and Arshiya Sen
April 13, 2024
Mr. Holaday assisting his student with their AP literature essay

Let Men HEAL

The underrepresentation of men in health, education, administration and literacy jobs and how to close the gap
The Bleachers album cover featuring Jack Antonoff posing in front of a car. Photo by Alex Lockett.

‘Bleachers’ serves as a blast from the past

Combining modern themes with old-school musicality, Bleachers self-titled album serves as a sensory clash
Trisha Sannappanavar and Arshiya Sen
March 17, 2024
Work hard, play hard

Work hard, play hard

The MVHS community plays a variety of different games from pay-to-play experiences to educational tools
Graphic by Leah Desai

Puzzles Paradise

MVHS students reflect on playing digitized versions of puzzle games
Leah Desai and Arshiya Sen
March 8, 2024
Students who performed in the skits wore superhero and villain costumes as part of the Dual Rallys theme.

Leadership holds Dual Rally before February break

A lights-out themed rally features a dual-style class competition
Arshiya Sen, Arushi Singh, and Mihir Vishwarupe
February 18, 2024
Off to the games

Off to the games

The 2024 Paris Olympics includes skateboarding, breaking, climbing and surfing
Ethan Eisler and Arshiya Sen
January 24, 2024
Senior Pranai Raina keeps up with an opposing player.

Varsity Boys Soccer defeats Evergreen High School 5-1

The Matadors secure the win despite a stalemated first half
Aaryan Sharma, Pranati Kotamraju, and Arshiya Sen
December 14, 2023
Prisha Balan dances during her Arangetram on Aug. 26, 2023. Photo courtesy of Prisha Balan | Used with permission.

Time Out! Ep. 10: Prisha Balan

Exploring how Prisha Balan’s journey with Bharatanatyam has impacted her life
Stephanie Zhang and Arshiya Sen
December 2, 2023
Outside exterior of Peets Coffee shop at Saratoga

Unwrapping seasonal menu items at Peet’s Coffee

Reviewing new special additions for the Christmas season menu
13 spooky halloween costumes

13 spooky halloween costumes

Students share how they prepared to dress up for Halloween
Arushi Singh and Arshiya Sen
November 4, 2023
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed

Dance the night away

Journeying through MVHS students Homecoming experience this year
Arshiya Sen and Trisha Sannappanavar
October 20, 2023
South Bay Robotics gears up for its first season

[Video] South Bay Robotics gears up for its first season

Exploring how Nirbhay Saluja started a robotics team from his garage
Arshiya Sen, Staff Writer
September 26, 2023
In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Breaking down school construction projects and how they impact MVHS staff
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