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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

Dahlia Schilling

Dahlia Schilling, Features Editor

Dahlia is currently a junior and a Features editor for El Estoque. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hanging out with her little sisters, and drinking lemonade which her family no longer lets her buy due to the excessive sugar rush it gives her.

All content by Dahlia Schilling

AI Detectors

MVHS teachers attempt to detect essays written with AI
Rethinking How to Teach Like Water for Chocolate

Rethinking How to Teach ‘Like Water for Chocolate’

The World Studies curriculum needs to address the intersectionality in ‘Like Water for Chocolate’
Dahlia Schilling
May 23, 2024
El Estoque in a Snapshot

El Estoque in a Snapshot

El Estoque shares its history and accomplishments
Lauren Chuu and Dahlia Schilling
April 21, 2024
Production nights are two days (Monday and Wednesday) where El Estoque staff members stay at school to work on their stories.

Pitch to publication

El Estoque staff members explain how the magazine is made
Ellie Wang and Dahlia Schilling
April 8, 2024
The new Health and Ethnic Studies curriculum focuses on highlighting diverse narratives and stress management skills.

Mirror Classroom

MVHS students share their experiences with the Health & Ethnic Studies course
Dahlia Schilling and Sophia D'Sa
March 8, 2024
“Consent and Tea,” falls short in its attempt to teach students the importance of consent. Graphic | Ananya Chaudhary

Consent is not a cup of tea

The Title IX advisory inaccurately depicts sexual consent, diminishing its impact
Ananya Chaudhary and Dahlia Schilling
February 29, 2024
Service and self

Service and self

Students and staff share military aspirations and experiences
Giljoon Lee and Dahlia Schilling
January 25, 2024
Junior and shooting guard Clara Fan attempts a fastbreak layup with two LHS opponents close behind her.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 52-45

Matadors maintain a consistent lead throughout the game
Crystal Cheng and Dahlia Schilling
January 20, 2024
Print technician Paula Gaspar works on a puzzle with students at the print center.

A place of ink-spiration

Examining how the print center has become a community at MVHS
Dahlia Schilling and Lillian Wang
December 9, 2023
Cultural Cooking

Cultural Cooking

Exploring the foods that students and staff cook to celebrate the holidays
Dahlia Schilling and Mihir Vishwarupe
December 9, 2023
Ethan Lien sets up for his swing. Photo courtesy of Ethan Lien | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 12: Ethan Lien

Driving into Ethan Lien’s journey playing golf
Dahlia Schilling
December 8, 2023
Junior Samantha Tong (left) and sophomore Chloe Chen (right) block an incoming spike from LGHS.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Gatos High School 3-2

Girls Volleyball played an intense match against Los Gatos High coming down to a five-set game
Analyzing how the meaning of word love depends on the person.


Examining how MVHS students use the word “love” and how its usage reflects different sentiments
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
Photo illustration by Alan Tai | El Estoque | Photos courtesy of Architha Dhavala, Alan Tai and Aashi Venkat

Shifting interests

Exploring how seniors have changed their ideal career over time
A glimpse into the real world

A glimpse into the real world

Exploring the differences between jobs and internships
Mira Wagner and Dahlia Schilling
April 14, 2023
Emi and Miya Kosakura pose for a photo with their parents on senior night.

Time out! Ep. 2: Emi and Miya Kosakura

Diving into Emi and Miya Kosakura’s relationship on and off the basketball court
Dahlia Schilling
March 24, 2023
Hair holds varying significance for these six students, from being an extension of their personality to a characteristic that others like to point out.

Hair down

Exploring the stories behind students' hair
From the Sideline

From the Sideline

Examining the complexities of parent-athlete relationships
Kathryn Foo and Dahlia Schilling
February 17, 2023
The finishing touch

The finishing touch

Exploring the role of makeup in sports
Mikaylah Du and Dahlia Schilling
December 22, 2022
According a survey of 160 people, 31% of MVHS students wear makeup regularly.

Cover up

Delving into pressures and ways the MVHS community chooses to cover up
Senior Emi Kosakura searches for an opening to pass the ball over her opponents.

Girls Basketball beats Branham High School 59-54

Matadors remain focused and calm throughout a close second half
Popular skin care products.
Photo| Dahlia Schilling


Surveying the effects of skin care routines
Dahlia Schilling and Anabelle Walker
November 17, 2022
Lisa Smith shows off the multiple stick-and-poke tattoos she did on herself the summer before freshman year, including X’s across her knuckles and a skull.

Forever Inked

Exploring what tattoos mean to the MVHS community
Dahlia Schilling and Jiya Singh
November 10, 2022
Targeted advertisements tend to pop up on social media platforms such as Instagram, and typically advertise products the user has shown prior interest in.

Ad 2 Cart

Understanding thoughts behind fashion and social media advertising
MVHS thoughts on the rise of advertisements

MVHS’ thoughts on the rise of advertisements

Unpacking the advertisements targeted toward the MVHS community
Dahlia Schilling and Jiya Singh
October 9, 2022
Man on the Street: Whos your fictional crush?

Man on the Street: Who’s your fictional crush?

MVHS students reveal their crushes from movies and media.
Dahlia Schilling and Anabelle Walker
October 8, 2022
A graphic illustrating the three philosophies MVHS aims to focus on to encourage equitable grading

MVHS aims to highlight equitable grading

Teachers are introduced to three core philosophies at staff professional development
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