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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

Kripa Mayureshwar

Kripa Mayureshwar, Opinion Editor

Kripa is currently a junior and opinion editor for El Estoque. She is an officer for the Random Acts of Kindness club, a varsity member of MV Speech and a member of MV Andaaz. In her free time, she enjoys painting, singing and getting boba with her friends.

All content by Kripa Mayureshwar
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court

The Senators’ Agenda: How race, gender and politics defined Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing

Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court
April 12, 2022
Chit-Chat

Chit-Chat

Exploring various types of conversations in our community
April 5, 2022
A student and teacher engaging in conversation | Graphic by Angela Zhang

The importance of direct communication in a school setting

How students navigate engaging in conversations with their teachers
March 18, 2022
Junior Greyson Mobley noticed the graffiti in the B-building boys bathroom during third period on March 10. Photo by Greyson Mobley | Used with permission

Bathroom vandals perpetuate hate

MVHS administration responds to racial slurs, hate symbols and other vandalism
March 16, 2022
Two students who don’t know each other ask each other a set of personal questions

The 36 questions that lead to love podcast: Part 1

Two students who don’t know each other ask each other a set of personal questions
March 6, 2022
A stack of books labeled STEM, Humanities, and Binaries | Illustration by Kripa Mayureshwar

Breaking down binaries

Re-evaluating our dichotomous perception of the world
March 4, 2022

Do all Monta Vista students think the same?

Asking students where they stand on a spectrum regarding various binaries
March 1, 2022
An illustration of a string being tied into a knot

Tying up loose ends

Learning the importance of finishing what I start
February 12, 2022
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
January 14, 2022
Language in Media

Language in Media

Examining how the rhetoric used in modern media permeates our daily lives
December 23, 2021
Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet

Internet humor unites generations

Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet
December 12, 2021
The cover image of 30 is a simple yet impactful headshot of Adele.

“30” is an excellent showcase of vulnerability

Adele’s first album in six years is an emotional masterpiece
November 28, 2021
Perception

Perception

Examing the role of perception in our lives
November 16, 2021
MVHS students and staff share the small things that make them happy

It’s the little things

Exploring the small joys in staff and students’ lives
November 7, 2021
First impressions are important, but shouldn’t be defining

First impressions are important, but shouldn’t be defining

Assessing the significance of split-second assumptions on our perceptions of people
November 4, 2021
The cover of FINNEAS debut album, Optimist, features several dancing figures suspended in air.

‘Optimist’ lacks originality and fails to impress

FINNEAS’ debut album falls short of the bar he set in his previous music
October 25, 2021
Reconnection

Reconnection

Delving into the nuances of reconnection
September 25, 2021
Illustration of a woman wearing a saree, a traditional Indian outfit

Beginning with Bollywood

Reconnecting with my culture through Bollywood music
September 25, 2021
MVHS players huddle together following a play

Football falls to Lowell High School 53-14

MVHS falls to Lowell High School in its third home game of the season
September 22, 2021
A graphic of a whale shark, a type of shark that is native to Cancun and completely harmless to humans

Living a lie

Examining the reasons why I used to lie about everything
September 21, 2021
Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Exploring what’s in store for clubs as MVHS returns to in-person learning
August 7, 2021
An illustration of the Instagram logo with 17 notifications that represent unread messages

The empath’s dilemma

Exploring my struggle with picking up on other people’s emotions
May 15, 2021
An oil painting of oranges done by MVHS alumnus Brett Park

Art after high school

The stigma against pursuing non-STEM related paths after high school
April 4, 2021
Its been a year now?

It’s been a year now?

Students reflect on COVID-19 a year after school closure
April 4, 2021
An illustration of the pink Power Ranger from the childrens television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Not like other girls”

Coming to terms with my own internalized misogyny
March 28, 2021
Artists take on animating for the first time

Artists take on animating for the first time

Students from Advanced Multimedia share and reflect on their first animation project
March 14, 2021
Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should

The apathetic student response

Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should
March 12, 2021
Envisioning the new normal

Envisioning the “new normal”

Why the prospect of our lives going back to normal is terrifying
February 11, 2021
The cover image of BL manhwa Painter of the Night by Byeonduck

Overstepping the boundary

Examining the implications of the BL industry with regards to the LGBTQ+ community
December 5, 2020
Truffle Shuffle cofounders Jason McKinney (left) and Tyler Vorce (right) host an online cooking class. Used with permission

Cupertino Businesses in Quarantine

Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic
November 6, 2020
Photo by Raagavalli Karumanchi - Student run nonprofit Donate Essentials donates masks to frontline workers

Pandemic nonprofits promote the greater good

MVHS students start nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic
October 15, 2020
Featured Image

Ballot Box

Exploring local politics in our community
October 1, 2020
Junior Kayla Leung shows off her anime merchandise filled room.

The stories behind a fascination with anime

Exploring the appeal of anime for foreign audiences
September 13, 2020
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