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

Arushi Singh

Arushi Singh, Staff Writer

Arushi Singh is currently a junior and is a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, playing the piano, and dancing.

All content by Arushi Singh
District shift to Communication PD

District shift to Communication PD

FUHSD decides to shift teacher education meetings to focus on communication
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
Staff shakeup

Staff shakeup

District-wide changes are implemented at the close of the school year
A parents’ guide for academic survival

A parents’ guide for academic survival

How parents help navigate their children through Monta Vista’s academic culture
Taryn Lam and Arushi Singh
April 23, 2024
Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

El Estoque's Opinion Section examines the factors and effects of a "toxic" school environment
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
Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

El Estoque's opinion section unpacks long-term fears in the lives of the Monta Vista community
Fear of committing

Fear of committing

MVHS students discuss their various fears of commitment
Arushi Singh and Crystal Cheng
March 9, 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


From their dreams to their sleep schedules and behaviors, MVHS students have wildly varying experiences with sleep.
Several students like to sleep on time to maintain their mental and physical health.

Priceless sleep

MVHS students and teachers emphasize the importance of sleep
Arushi Singh
January 27, 2024

All-star athletes

A class-by-class dive into outstanding athletes at MVHS
Freshman Vatsel Dave, dressed in traditional Bharatanatyam uniform as he practices this art form

Playing by their own rules

Exploring how gender plays a role in others' perception of one's interest in certain sports
Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh
December 11, 2023
A climate protest takes place in New York City, urging action against fossil fuel emissions.

Advocacy in action

Diving into how the MVHS community participates in activism
Photo of three YEPI members at an event presenting their posters. Photo taken by the YEPI team.

Organizing change

Exploring the role nonprofits play in social activism
Arushi Singh and Alan Tai
December 8, 2023

Reversing the roles

Exploring the new reverse football game at Monta Vista
Pranati Kotamraju and Arushi Singh
December 3, 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
Junior Davina Huang swims in freestyle during a meet.

Junior Juggernaut: Davina Huang

Diving into Huang’s competitive swim journey and commitment to Harvard
Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Arushi Singh
November 9, 2023
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
Junior Sonika Wagner aims to score a goal while a CHS player attempts to block the shot. Photo by Arushi Singh

Girls Water Polo falls to Cupertino High School 5-3

Matadors lose its first game of the season after an intense first half
Arushi Singh
September 11, 2023
The switch from the traditional paper SAT and PSAT exams to online has some students uneasy about possible technical difficulties.

Testing the digital divide

Examining how changes to the PSAT and SAT will affect MVHS
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