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

Krish Dev

Krish Dev, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Krish is currently a senior and a co-editor-in-chief for El Estoque; he has been on staff for three years and was an opinion editor as a sophomore and a website editor as a junior. When he is not taking pictures or working on stories, he enjoys traveling to new places, learning trivia and keeping up with the latest world news.

All content by Krish Dev
The 2021-2022 El Estoque staff poses for a group photo at the end of my first late night.

A new voice of my own

Reminiscing about my experiences with high school journalism
Krish Dev
June 4, 2023
Educators Yau-Jong Twu, Matthew Beat and Dave Farina are some of the YouTubers that MVHS teachers play in class.

Teacher-tube

Exploring how MVHS teachers use YouTube videos in class
Ananya Chaudhary and Krish Dev
June 2, 2023
The many ways money contributes to academic success is often under acknowledged.

Addressing the golden elephant in the room

Examining the relationship between wealth and academic achievement at MVHS
Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat
June 2, 2023
Population Politics

Population Politics

Breaking down responses to address FUHSD’s declining enrollment issue
Krish Dev and Aditya Shukla
June 1, 2023
Monica Jariwala will fill the English Department Lead vacancy left by Julia Satterthwaite.

Tackling new roles

Three teachers appointed Department Leads
Krish Dev and Eric Zhou
May 31, 2023
In my own world

In my own world

Recalling the role geography has played in my life
Krish Dev
May 31, 2023
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Students share their experience with three traditional instruments — the tabla, pipa and mridangam.

Playing traditional music

Students share about playing cultural instruments
Senior Valentino De La Torre who moved to the U.S from Mexico in 2022.

Making America home

Exploring how high school immigrants adapt to the United States
Krish Dev
April 22, 2023
Graphic | Sonia Verma

One nation, under guns

Examining the different perspectives on gun policies and ownership in relation to gun violence in America
The Second Amendment  protects the constitutional right to keep and bear arms Graphic | Sonia Verma

Bulletproof beliefs

Gun owners and advocates share their perspectives on Second Amendment rights
Krish Dev
April 16, 2023
Graphic | Sonia Verma

Arms across oceans

Exploring international insights on American gun culture and policy
Krish Dev and Taryn Lam
April 14, 2023
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Krish Dev, Yash Thapliyal, and Lillian Wang
April 12, 2023
The Economy in Cupertino

The Economy in Cupertino

Exploring changes in the Cupertino economy
Current construction to build new housing in Cupertino is underway.

Solving the unhoused crisis

Investigating the factors and solutions to aid the homeless community
Lauren Chuu and Krish Dev
February 15, 2023
Akiko Chung works in her new office in room D204.

MVHS welcomes therapist Akiko Chung

Passionate school-based therapist joins MVHS’ student assistance team
Krish Dev and Jami Lim
February 15, 2023
Illustration | Lillian Wang

Health and Ethnic Studies

What the Health and Ethnic Studies course requirements mean for incoming freshmen
Krish Dev and Mihir Vishwarupe
February 11, 2023
December News Quiz

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Krish Dev and Lillian Wang
January 26, 2023
Senior Jay Yeung records clips for an upcoming Minecraft video.

A balancing act

Students share how they manage outside activities and school work
Krish Dev and Stephanie Zhang
December 22, 2022
A photo showing the front of the HHS cafeteria and its mustang statue.

Mustang to Matador

FUHSD Board passes proposal to help with MVHS’s declining enrollment
Samika Bhatkar and Krish Dev
December 22, 2022
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Krish Dev, Yash Thapliyal, and Lillian Wang
December 16, 2022
According a survey of 160 people, 31% of MVHS students wear makeup regularly.

Cover up

Delving into pressures and ways the MVHS community chooses to cover up
Senior Yash Thapliyal shaves as part of his daily routine.  Photo by Krish Dev

Let it grow

Students and staff share their opinions around shaving
Chiran Arumugam and Krish Dev
November 18, 2022
Always Connected

Always Connected

Looking into the MVHS community's issues with social media
Twitter is set to receive significant changes following Elon Musks $44 billion takeover.

Jumping down the rabbit hole

Students and staff share their thoughts on the state of Twitter
Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev
November 12, 2022

Man on the street: Geography edition

Testing MVHS students’ geographical knowledge
Krish Dev, Kathryn Foo, and Lillian Wang
November 10, 2022
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Krish Dev, Yash Thapliyal, and Lillian Wang
November 9, 2022
AP African-American Studies and AP Precalculus are set to join the 38 AP exams currently offered by College Board.

The College Board announces two new AP courses

Staff share their thoughts on AP African American Studies and AP Precalculus
Jason Chu and Krish Dev
November 4, 2022
Homecoming 2022

Homecoming 2022

A recap of Homecoming 2022 at MVHS
Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

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Krish Dev, Yash Thapliyal, and Lillian Wang
October 19, 2022
Kenneth Gan checks out a camera in his first period yearbook class. Photo by Arti Gnanasekar

Gan’s the man

Kenneth Gan settles into his roles as the new adviser for El Valedor and ASB Leadership
Krish Dev and Eshika Tiwari
October 12, 2022
Sophomores Vibhav Pata, Ishi Chopra and  Peter Chen converse with the dinosaur, played by sophomore Aneesh Boddu.

Class of 2025’s Homecoming Performance

Sophomores perform a “Jurassic Park” themed skit featuring dances and dinosaurs
Krish Dev and Manas Kottakota
October 11, 2022
The Class of 2024 celebrates with confetti at the end of its performance.

Class of 2024’s Homecoming Performance

Juniors kick off Homecoming Week with a “Ghostbusters” themed skit
Ananya Chaudhary and Krish Dev
October 10, 2022
With scripts in hand, seniors Jaewon Shim (right) and Darpan Singh (left) practice their lines for the skit.

Setting up Homecoming Week

Examining the process for preparing class skits
Officers from the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department arrived in the Student Parking Lot following a bomb threat on Sept. 23.

Preparing for the unexpected

Exploring how school safety plans are created and updated at MVHS
Krish Dev, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Lillian Wang
October 5, 2022
Recent MCU movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals have recieved poor ratings, especially when compared to previous releases.

Trading quality for quantity

MVHS​​ students and staff share their thoughts on recent MCU releases
Krish Dev and Minjae Kang
September 25, 2022
Sophomore Tvisha Jain dribbles the ball up the right side of the field before passing the ball upfield.

Field Hockey defeats Wilcox High School 3-0

Matadors start off league play with a victory at home
Krish Dev and Alyssa Yang
September 17, 2022
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Krish Dev and Lillian Wang
September 10, 2022
Over recent years. there has been a growing discussion about law enforcement and their role in American society.

Shifting opinions around SROs

Recent Student Resource Officer contract renewal sparks controversy
Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

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Krish Dev, Riya Ravuri, and Lillian Wang
May 30, 2022
Cupertino City Council member Hung Wei attended the festival.

Cupertino hosts annual Earth and Arbor Day festival

The City of Cupertino held its 14th annual 2022 Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 23
Krish Dev and Minjae Kang
May 11, 2022
Junior Pramath Doddaballapur smiling and posing for a picture with fellow swimmers after the first swim meet of the season | Photo Krish Dev

Happiness

Finding happiness in sports
Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat
May 7, 2022
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Examining the impact of juvenile rats on campus
Krish Dev, Tanish Mendki, and Aashi Venkat
April 26, 2022
Jake Gyllenhaal and  Abdul-Matteen play brothers Will and Danny Photo | Universal Pictures

“Ambulance” drives past its welcome

Mediocrity defines most aspects of the film
Nameek Chowdhury and Krish Dev
April 25, 2022
Sonya Povalchuk and Pavel Demchenko share how they evacuated Ukraine.

Displaced by war

Ukrainian students share about their evacuation experiences
Krish Dev and Taryn Lam
April 24, 2022
Portraits of the eight people I interviewed during my four day stay in New York City.

The humans I met in New York

Spotlighting eight people I met and interviewed while wandering the city
Krish Dev
April 19, 2022
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