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

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Ayah Ali-Ahmad is the co-Editor-in-Chief of El Estoque. Outside of El Estoque, she is the President for Gender-Sexuality Alliance club and the Senior Director of Communications for MVHS's largest volunteering club, Octagon. In her free time away from her school life, she enjoys listening to music and getting boba with friends.

All content by Ayah Ali-Ahmad
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
Sahana Venkatesh made chocolate dipped strawberries and baked cupcakes for a friend on Valentines day. I did so to set her standards back for men, Venkatesh said.  

Photos courtesy of Sahana Venkatesh | Used with permission

Culinary Dream

Alumnus share their educational pursuits in the food industry
May 20, 2021
The culinary world

The culinary world

Exploring the diverse aspects of the culinary world at MVHS
May 15, 2021
Personal computers

Personal computers

Why students built their own custom machines
April 1, 2021
Artists take on animating for the first time

Artists take on animating for the first time

Students from Advanced Multimedia share and reflect on their first animation project
March 14, 2021
California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

Proposition outcomes reflect differences of opinion among voters
December 5, 2020
International Responses to COVID

International Responses to COVID

Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID
November 6, 2020
Truffle Shuffle cofounders Jason McKinney (left) and Tyler Vorce (right) host an online cooking class. Used with permission

Cupertino Businesses in Quarantine

Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic
November 6, 2020
Graphic of an ASB card used to promote ASB cards on school website found on Infinite Loop.

ASB card sales are down for the 2020-21 school year

How Leadership, Athletics and El Valedor worked to increase ASB card sales
October 24, 2020
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Ballot Box

Exploring local politics in our community
October 1, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
Volunteer with megaphone speaks and chants on top of the barricade in front of the Sheriffs Office.

Nearly two thousand protestors gather in Cupertino

South Bay protestors gather in Cupertino to demonstrate for the Black Lives Matter movement
June 12, 2020
Senior Stories

Senior Stories

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020
May 28, 2020
Notes on a Conditional Form review

“Notes on a Conditional Form” review

The 1975’s drops their latest album “NOACF”
May 22, 2020
Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
April 10, 2020
Gamers review Switch games

Gamers review Switch games

MV eSports and Gaming Association members pick their top games they have played and ones they look forward to playing
April 9, 2020
Juniors Eric Zheng and Daniel Kao perform at MV SNL with their band OvtaTvn.

Catching up with Music Theory Club

Music Theory Club and their plans after their first performance
March 13, 2020
ODonnell shows off her two looks created for video tutorials

Painted horror

The horror in special effects art
March 11, 2020
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
February 19, 2020
Senior Yoanna Lee and sophomore John Lee of Santa Teresa HS practice after rehearsal.

[Photo] Spirit of Song

February 11, 2020
Senior Yoanna Lee practices on stage.

VERGE: Spirit of Song

January 31, 2020
A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Selfie factories

February 2, 2020
 Senior Ethan Hu poses with one of the five boxes of macarons he brought to school on Nov. 6.

Château en Gâteau: A student bakery on the rise

Seniors start a business online and around campus to spread baked goods
January 9, 2020
Swipe right?

Swipe right?

The rise in teenage dating apps like Yubo and Spotafriend
December 20, 2019
The last Smash Tournament of the semester

The last Smash Tournament of the semester

MV eSports and Gaming Association hold a Smash Ultimate tournament
December 12, 2019
Four creations that incorporate pumpkins

Pumpkin Lovin’

Four creations that incorporate pumpkins
November 15, 2019
Dessert Detectives: Icing on the Cake

Dessert Detectives: Icing on the Cake

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
October 24, 2019
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