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

Justine Ha

Justine Ha, Managing Editor

Justine Ha is currently a senior and a managing editor for El Estoque. She enjoys taking photos, producing videos, driving to nearby beaches and viewpoints in the Bay Area, and exploring new cafes with friends. 

All content by Justine Ha
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
Food review: Local taco trucks

Food review: Local taco trucks

Reviewing nearby taco trucks based on quality, price and taste
May 21, 2021
How to spice up your Instant Ramen

How to spice up your Instant Ramen

Three different ways to add more flavor to your ramen dish
May 21, 2021
The front cash register area of Matcha Love located in San Jose, Calif.

Dessert Detectives: Matcha Love

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
May 7, 2021
Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS

Examining how athletes, coaches and administration have adapted to the pandemic
April 1, 2021
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
March 30, 2021
Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Exploring romance in the MVHS community through different facets
February 12, 2021
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Creating virtual sets

February 3, 2021
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

A dive into Drama's first virtual production
February 2, 2021
Homemade Hipster: Vegan apple crisp

Homemade Hipster: Vegan apple crisp

A vegan dessert recipe to make during the 2020 fall holiday season
November 25, 2020
Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Permanent Resident: Immigration at MVHS

Following the immigration journeys of MVHS students and parents
November 24, 2020
The increase in concurrent enrollment

The increase in concurrent enrollment

With the pandemic causing most schooling to be done online, more high school students are taking community college classes
October 27, 2020
College in COVID-19

College in COVID-19

Exploring the various ways the pandemic affects colleges and the application process
October 26, 2020
Activism

Activism

Exploring the journeys of student, teacher and alumni activists.
September 25, 2020
Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
September 19, 2020
Patel, alongside his older brother and mother, takes a family photo.

A quarantined summer

Exploring how three members of the MVHS community spent the summer of 2020
September 12, 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
Photo used with permission | Kristen Hsieh

When life felt normal: MVHS edition

Inspired by The New York Times, MVHS students reminisce on moments before COVID-19 cancellations
June 1, 2020
Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center pose for a photo to thank the numerous kids who have sent in a letter via the email forum.

Lending a helping hand

Track & Field team helps boost essential worker morale
May 26, 2020
Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin

Meet high school equestrian Delani Franklin

Taking a closer look into Franklin’s athletic career — starting out, overcoming hardships and the lifelong experiences she has gained
April 4, 2020

Kamyar and Anish on the streets: Super Bowl 54 recap

Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan interview 49er's fans about the team's Super Bowl loss
March 11, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Breakfast with veterans

The American Studies class holds its annual event with war veterans
March 10, 2020
Coach Kirk Flatow fires the starting gun for every heat during the shootout event.

Track & field host its annual 400 meter shootout event

On Feb. 27, the shootout event took place which kickstarted the new 2020 track & field season
March 3, 2020
Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

Boys soccer: The Matadors fall to Gunn HS on the team’s senior night

MVHS falters in upholding strong defense after lots of back-and-forth plays, resulting into the teams’ fourth league loss of the season
February 13, 2020
Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS playing strategies during todays match especially. WHS had a few really strong players that had a lot of muscle, they were very aggressive, and they were very technical, especially the midfielder, Kaushik said. But we were able to shut her down easily when we worked together as a team. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
February 7, 2020
Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

At times, an athlete must come to terms with their team’s dynasty coming to an end, while others face the pressure of trying to maintain the legacy their predecessors had left behind.
January 28, 2020

The downfall of the Dubs

Exploring how one of the greatest sports dynasties came to an end
January 28, 2020
Switching Sides

Switching Sides

Exploring how certain MVHS athletes handle playing different sports
January 10, 2020
Senior Sanjay Gollapudi passes by a Willow Glenn defender in hopes for a shot opportunity early on into the second period.

Boys basketball: The Matadors lose in an intense matchup against Willow Glen HS

With faltering defensive plays throughout the game, the Matadors fell with a final score of 46-58
December 14, 2019
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