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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

Jannah Sheriff

Jannah Sheriff, Features Editor

Jannah is currently a senior and features editor on El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys sketching portraits, reading history books and listening to music.

All content by Jannah Sheriff

New College and Career Counselor Rogelio Calderon

Introducing Calderon’s career motivations and personal interests
Jannah Sheriff
May 20, 2022
Students pet a dog during the Furry Friends event run by Bring Change 2 Mind before finals week.

Mental health awareness

Covering how mental health has changed and been addressed at MV in recent years
Jannah Sheriff and Ishaani Dayal
April 28, 2022
Finding a voice

Finding a voice

Examining how ELD students navigate school
Jannah Sheriff
March 21, 2022
Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Analyzing Critical Race Theory's impact on the MVHS community and beyond
Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District

CRT sparks controversy at NJUHSD

Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District
Aashna Patel and Jannah Sheriff
February 12, 2022
Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Exploring how grief has affected community members' lives
Dealing with unconventional grief

Dealing with unconventional grief

Students discuss the impact of instances of loss on their lives
Jannah Sheriff
December 11, 2021
Sushma Bana rests dias in her backyard for Diwali celebrations.

How US and India traditions compare

Community members discuss differences between Diwali celebrations
Jannah Sheriff and Anna Kaminitz
November 9, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
Senior Vy Pham works in the cafeteria at the end of the lunch period.

Students work in the cafeteria

With the introduction of free brunch and lunch, student employees assist in food prep
Jannah Sheriff
November 9, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
With multiple staff openings, MVHS deals with starting the year with fewer councilors.

Counseling department starts the year with two vacancies

Students’ and administration’s reactions to staffing changes
Kelli Kosakura dribbes the ball before an opponent after the MVHS team gained posession.

Girls Basketball defeats Fremont High School 37-23

MVHS maintains a lead throughout all four quarters
Jasmine Varma leads a pack of runners at a SCVAL race at Baylands Park

Trying out

Rearranged seasons cause some student athletes to try out new sports
Jannah Sheriff
May 19, 2021
Flowers rest outside of two of the Atlanta spas targeted by the shootings

Anti-Asian hate crimes surge during the pandemic

A recent rise in violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans has sparked concern and fear among the community.
Jannah Sheriff
April 8, 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
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.
Jessica Ridgway recieves the vaccine.

Phase 2: The Distribution

Exploring the success and opinions surrounding the first wave distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
Devin Gupta and Jannah Sheriff
February 12, 2021
MLK links arms with protestors at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

The continued erasure of MLK’s legacy

The portrayal of the leader as passive and accommodationist damages our capacity to continue his fight for radical change
Jannah Sheriff
January 24, 2021
A person participating in a BLM protest this year advocates for defunding the police

Read beyond the Defunding the Police slogan to understand its nuance

Opposing solutions have overlapping answers for fixing a flawed police system
Jannah Sheriff
October 11, 2020
Illustration credit | Shreshta Ranganathan

Dangers of echo chambers

Critiquing the formation of political bubbles on social media platforms and beyond
Shreshta Ranganathan and Jannah Sheriff
September 25, 2020
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