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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

Iman Malik

Iman Malik, Features and Graphics Editor

Senior Iman Malik is a features and graphics editor for El Estoque. In her spare time, Iman enjoys playing cards with her brother, watching Bollywood movies and re-reading Rick Riordan books. View her journalism portfolio at malikiman.weebly.com.

All content by Iman Malik
Snapshots

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021
Shang Chi, played by Simu Liu, in Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

They look like me

Examining representation within the Marvel Cinematic Universe
May 22, 2021
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
Tylers MBTI personality breakdown — Adventurer — vs. Imans MBTI personality breakdown — Commander.

Personality Podcast: Part 2

Examining how the labels of “assertive” and “turbulent” from the 16Personalities quiz fit into our respective identities
May 21, 2021
Tylers MBTI personality breakdown — Adventurer — vs. Imans MBTI personality breakdown — Commander.

Personality Podcast: Part 1

Examining how the labels of “assertive” and “turbulent” from the 16 Personalities quiz fit into our respective identities
April 23, 2021
Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
April 2, 2021
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment

“Bitch”

Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment
April 1, 2021
#notallmen is a movement raised in opposition to women who share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment. Members of this movement believe it is unfair to accuse every single man of being a rapist.

The dangers of the “#notallmen” movement

Breaking down the responsibility every man has to respond to the threat and reality of sexual harassment and assault all women face
March 23, 2021
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
February 11, 2021
Members of Post Corona Care meet over Zoom to discuss next steps.

Behind the student organization Post Corona Care

Exploring the operations of PCC and the motivations of its creators
February 8, 2021
MARKETING

[Photo] Dressing up

February 3, 2021
Yes, she can.

Yes, she can.

Exploring different facets of feminism and how they impact students, staff and alumni
December 16, 2020
Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Following the immigration journeys of MVHS students and parents
November 23, 2020
Electing Joe Biden does not offer much improvement for the Muslim-American community

Lesser of two evils: What the future looks like for Muslims after the presidential election

Breaking down Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim-American communities
October 18, 2020
Activism

Activism

Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.
September 25, 2020
From left to right, Sriranjani, Vidhya and Venkatesan pose for a photo. Photo by Sriranjani Kalimani // Used with permission

Family bonding during shelter-in-place

Exploring how quarantine brought a family closer together
September 12, 2020
Examining FUHSD funding differences

Examining FUHSD funding differences

Monetary spending at all five sites in the district is unique
May 23, 2020
dress

[Photo] Sheroes

April 16, 2020
Anthology editor and former Cupertino poet laureate Kaecey McCormick gives a speech recapping her experiences teaching workshops, judging contests and hosting readings. Instead of having the traditional poetry contest, McCormick decided to celebrate the end of her two-year term by publishing the anthology.

Community Poetry & Prose Night: A celebration of creativity

Cupertino community members share their experiences contributing to a city-wide poetry anthology
March 14, 2020
Poetry contributor Jade Bradbury receives her copy of the anthology. After distribution, McCormick encouraged attendees to stay and socialize with one another.

Voices of Cupertino: The launch of the citywide anthology

Community members gather to celebrate the release of Cupertino poetry and prose
March 10, 2020
50 Questions with Scott Victorine

50 Questions with Scott Victorine

In the eighth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Scott Victorine 50 questions in his classroom
February 9, 2020
Dessert Detectives: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Dessert Detectives: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
February 4, 2020
What we have learned from our friendship

What we have learned from our friendship

How our friendship has shaped who we are
November 24, 2019
Members of Project Backpack worked together to provide school supplies to schools in Puerto Rico

Project Backpack: Sending supplies to students in Puerto Rico

Exploring how MVHS juniors provided aid to schools affected by a hurricane
November 24, 2019
Aging with the city: the older generation of Cupertino

Aging with the city: the older generation of Cupertino

The older generation of Cupertino reflects on the formation of the bubble
November 24, 2019
Journalism teacher and author Emer Martin poses following the interview.

Authors around us: Emer Martin

Exploring how FUHSD teacher Emer Martin became a published author
October 25, 2019
Hajjarian and his younger brother wait behind a mountain. Hajjarian tells stories to pass the time.

Too close to home: the Iranian Revolution at MVHS

The impacts of the Iranian Revolution on students and staff
October 23, 2019
Members of the Hindu community protest against Khannas alleged hypocrisy regarding his views on Gandhi.

Protesters demonstrate outside Representative Ro Khanna’s town hall meeting

Members of the Hindu community protest Khanna’s alleged anti-Hindu and anti-Gandhi ideas expressed in Twitter response
October 12, 2019
Math teacher Martin Jennings and his wife on their wedding day. Photo by Karen Tamaki // Used with permission

Tying the knot: views on marriage

Exploring teachers’ perspectives on getting married
September 27, 2019
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

Students from the class of 2023 share their initial thoughts on MVHS
September 11, 2019
Beyond the district

Beyond the district

How the senior privilege policy affects those who utilize it
August 25, 2019
Exploring our emotions

Exploring our emotions

The importance of recognizing unique feelings
May 19, 2019

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Students earn awards for their test rankings on the USAPhO exam
May 14, 2019
Off the court: my journey as a LeBron fan

Off the court: my journey as a LeBron fan

How my support of LeBron James taught me resilience
May 7, 2019
Warming up

Warming up

El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day
April 10, 2019
Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS defeats Los Altos HS in straight sets

MVHS wins against LAHS 3-0
April 7, 2019
Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

MVHS struggles to come back against Gunn HS ultimately losing 8-4
April 7, 2019
Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

MVHS gain a landslide victory during senior night meet
March 29, 2019
Math and Science Club’s plans for next year

Math and Science Club’s plans for next year

New MSC executive team reflects on its progress
March 26, 2019
Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

The experiences of those who passed the F=ma Exam
March 13, 2019
Starting them young

Starting them young

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino
March 10, 2019
Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

MVHS loses senior night game despite maintaining intensity throughout the game
February 10, 2019
An insight on School Site Council

An insight on School Site Council

Exploring the purpose of SSC at MVHS
February 8, 2019
A wish remembered: my idolization of Iron Man

A wish remembered: my idolization of Iron Man

How my childhood hero continues to inspire me today
January 30, 2019
In the lab: Vivek Kamarshi receives recognition for science project

In the lab: Vivek Kamarshi receives recognition for science project

MVHS student selected for the Regeneron Science Talent Search
January 29, 2019
Extra-Ordinary: Achievements beyond school

Extra-Ordinary: Achievements beyond school

Uncovering feats of MVHS community members
January 29, 2019
Photo from Creative Commons

Another name

Seniors change their username on Facebook to avoid being found by colleges
January 24, 2019
Sophomore Suraj Mathashery and Junior Jacob Nie go head to head in the final round of the integration bee. Photo by Iman Malik.

MVMSC hosts first integration bee

Math and science club members take part in an MIT inspired event
December 17, 2018
The fight for rights

The fight for rights

Exploring the impact of social change for minority groups
December 14, 2018
Selfless: the sacrifices my mom makes for me

Selfless: the sacrifices my mom makes for me

My mom needs a lesson in how to be selfish once in a while
December 3, 2018

Voting Local

Profiles on 2018 Cupertino City Council Candidates
November 6, 2018
City of Cupertino hosts fall family bike fest

City of Cupertino hosts fall family bike fest

Residents connect with their community at Cupertino’s fifth annual bike fest
November 5, 2018
Putting positivity into practice

Putting positivity into practice

Exploring how people incorporate positivity in their daily life
October 25, 2018
A new and improved Math and Science club

A new and improved Math and Science club

How the officers of MV MSC plan to grow the club
October 15, 2018
The girl with neon shoes: lessons I learned from my classmate

The girl with neon shoes: lessons I learned from my classmate

Accepting myself through the kindness of others
October 3, 2018
Future Practicing Physicians Network prepares for the upcoming year

Future Practicing Physicians Network prepares for the upcoming year

FPPN officers share their hopes for the club
September 27, 2018
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