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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

Diya Bahl

Diya Bahl, Opinion Editor

Diya is currently a senior and an opinion editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys going on long drives, binging TV shows and listening to her favorite music.

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The class of 2022

The class of 2022

Seniors reflect on their experiences and memories at MVHS by answering various questions
Photo by Diya Bahl

Under my skin

Unlearning the burden of physical insecurities
Diya Bahl
May 8, 2022
Graphic by Lillian Wang

More than an email

District administration and the teachers union should change the school calendar to reflect the cultures present on our campuses
Diya Bahl
April 3, 2022
Diya and JJ on the streets: Womens History Trivia

Diya and JJ on the streets: Women’s History Trivia

Testing students on their knowledge of women's history
Diya Bahl, Jayanti Jha, and Ishaani Dayal
March 22, 2022
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Leaving it all behind

Exploring the guilt that surrounds being a child of immigrants
Diya Bahl
March 16, 2022
An illustration of the New Year Ball Drop. Graphic by Sonia Verma

‘This is my year’

How COVID-19 shouldn’t be determining the outcome of our year
Diya Bahl
February 13, 2022
The 4 key themes of the Ethnic Studies curriculum are identity, history and movement, systems of power, and social movements and equity.

Ethnic Studies is required beginning 2025-26 school year

How the recent California requirement should be implemented at MVHS
Diya Bahl
December 10, 2021

Diya and JJ on the streets: Song association

Playing a game of song association with students and staff
Jayanti Jha, Diya Bahl, and Ishaani Dayal
December 7, 2021
The distance from Fremont to Cupertino shown by Google Maps.

Home is where I make it

How moving to Fremont has impacted my life
Diya Bahl
October 23, 2021
Photos by Michelle Chen, Diya Bahl, Ishaani Dayal and Jiya Singh

Campus opinions

Exploring the opinions students and staff hold about various topics around campus

Diya and JJ on the streets: MVHS Trivia

Testing students and staff on their MVHS knowledge
Diya Bahl and Jayanti Jha
September 26, 2021
FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
A screenshot of a FaceTime call with my dad while he was quarantining in his room.

My dad got COVID

My experiences living with a family member with COVID-19
Diya Bahl
May 6, 2021
Graphic by Diya Bahl

All in my head

Confronting the overwhelming thoughts of applying to college
Diya Bahl
March 14, 2021
A womans arm is being cleaned in preparation for the vaccine injection.

Don’t Miss Your Shot

Scientists used RNA technology to create the COVID-19 vaccine, yet its fast-paced development and distribution caused concerns about side effects as vaccines are administered to essential workers.
Pascal Juang, M.D., and two of his colleagues hold Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine bottles.

Phase 3: The Aftermath

Examining professional and student views on the recently released Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
Diya Bahl and Matthew Yoshimoto
February 12, 2021
A scene from senior Conner Yins music video for his song, Fall Asleep on Call.

From the soul

Exploring the motivation behind MVHS students’ own music
Diya Bahl
January 26, 2021
A picture collage of students holding their essential items. // Used with permission

Desk essentials during remote learning

A closer look at students’ most used items
Diya Bahl and Riya Ravuri
December 4, 2020
Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Following the immigration journeys of MVHS students and parents
A screenshot of MV Raas promotion video.

Dancing through Zoom

How various MVHS Indian dance teams are adapting to remote learning
Diya Bahl
October 17, 2020


Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.
Photos courtesy of Pinterest

Indian misrepresentation in media

Examining the inaccurate portrayal of Indians in Western media
Diya Bahl
September 12, 2020
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