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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

Lakshanyaa Ganesh, Opinion Editor

Lakshanyaa Ganesh is currently a senior, and an Opinion Editor for El Estoque's multimedia platform. Outside of journalism, she is a part of MVHS's Speech & Debate team, where she can be found frequently talking at walls. She loves music, pasta, and Harry Potter, and is always willing to talk about dogs or astrology any time of day.

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What they wouldve worn

What they would’ve worn

Seniors dress up in their prom looks despite Senior Ball cancellation
May 27, 2020
Introversion and Extraversion

Introversion and Extraversion

Exploring the different aspects of introversion and extraversion in high school.
April 10, 2020
Personality labels are limiting boxes

Personality labels are limiting boxes

Exploring how introversion and extraversion are part of a continuum
April 10, 2020
Positivity Podcast Ep. 5: Quarantine Edition

Positivity Podcast Ep. 5: Quarantine Edition

Discussing the silver linings of the COVID-19 quarantine
April 7, 2020
‘Kid Krow’: Conan Gray’s debut album surpasses expectations

‘Kid Krow’: Conan Gray’s debut album surpasses expectations

A turned skeptic perspective on the singer songwriter's hard-hitting album
March 31, 2020
Yuna is a popular Malaysian singer who has collaborated with American artists like Usher and Tyler, The Creator.

Going against the grain

Asian American artists you should listen to
February 28, 2020
Reactions to Tragedy

Reactions to Tragedy

January 29, 2020
Spread too thin: how social media causes compassion fatigue

Spread too thin: how social media causes compassion fatigue

We need to focus on a few issues to create change
January 29, 2020
Lessons From Around the World

Lessons From Around the World

Exploring the differences in policies and systems between the U.S. and foreign countries
December 19, 2019

The US versus Africa: Toxic Individualism

Exploring how Africa’s emphasis on building community would be helpful to further America’s overall mental health
December 13, 2019
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Positivity Podcast Ep. 3: Thanksgiving Edition

Displaying appreciation during the season of giving thanks
November 22, 2019
Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Exploring the nuances behind the policies and backgrounds of the five leading democratic candidates
November 15, 2019
Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Immigration in the United States: A broken system

Reflecting on our experiences with America’s legal immigration system
October 26, 2019
El Estoques childhood music picks

El Estoque’s childhood music picks

Looking at El Estoque's favorite childhood music
October 17, 2019
Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Imposter Syndrome: Exploring the Nuances

Uncovering the different facets of imposter syndrome at MVHS
October 16, 2019
Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Exploring the positives of the recent scheduled PG&E shutdown
October 16, 2019
“I thought this Homecoming Rally was better [than the Welcome Back Rally],” freshman Arushi Shah said. “There were more activities, they were more fun, and then it was decorated better. I just thought it was a really nice experience to be a part of.”

Homecoming Rally 2019

Despite scheduling changes the Homecoming Rally successfully kicks off Homecoming Week
October 13, 2019
Graphic | Oishee Misra

Positivity Podcast Ep. 1: Democratic debates

Exploring the positives in the democratic debates
September 22, 2019
The graduating class of 2020 stands in line during Running of the Bulls. Photo Credit | Lakshanyaa Ganesh

FUHSD projections predict lower enrollment in coming years

MVHS population of 2019-20 is smaller than previous years
August 22, 2019

The future of La Pluma

Former and future officers of La Pluma reflect on their previous accomplishments and their hopes for the future
May 24, 2019
Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

Dear Goodbyes: a love letter to a bittersweet acquaintance

A letter to a bittersweet friend
May 22, 2019
Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

We need to stop pitting women against each other
May 22, 2019
Sister Scandal: Why the recent James Charles x Tati Westbrook controversy makes me uneasy

Sister Scandal: Why the recent James Charles x Tati Westbrook controversy makes me uneasy

We need to start giving attention to tackling double standards that have arisen from the recent feud between the two beauty vloggers
May 13, 2019
Our society’s obsession with labels

Our society’s obsession with labels

The dangers of placing people in boxes
May 5, 2019
Bring Change to Minds Hope is An Action Week

Bring Change to Mind’s Hope is An Action Week

Bring Change to Mind celebrates the annual "Hope is an Action" week prior to spring break and upcoming AP exams
April 12, 2019
Dear Happiness: A love letter

Dear Happiness: A love letter

A letter to my fickle friend
April 10, 2019
Numb to Atrocities

Numb to Atrocities

MVHS students reflect on increasing trends of desensitivity to gun violence
April 10, 2019
Dear Time: A love letter to time

Dear Time: A love letter to time

A letter to my forever friend
March 15, 2019
Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Warming Up: Examining the Consequences of Climate Change

Recent events spark conversations about climate change
March 13, 2019
Class of 2019 levels up

Class of 2019 levels up

How Alisha Gao made the 2019 class sweatshirt
March 2, 2019
Exploring reasons behind the changes of Club Food Day

Exploring reasons behind the changes of Club Food Day

The difficulties behind the planning of Club Food Day 2019
February 13, 2019
Stories of the Affected: Local perspectives of the 2019 government shutdown

Stories of the Affected: Local perspectives of the 2019 government shutdown

Different viewpoints following the 2018-19 government shutdown
February 6, 2019
Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion

Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion

A letter to a constant presence in my life
February 6, 2019

A day with the dogs: La Pluma’s stress relieving event

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Bring Change to Mind organized a visit from six different therapy dogs.
January 7, 2019
As the smoke settles: MVHSs responses to CampFire

As the smoke settles: MVHS’s responses to CampFire

MVHS students and staff reflect on the aftermath of the northern Calif. wildfires
December 17, 2018
Dear Home: A love letter to a comforting presence

Dear Home: A love letter to a comforting presence

A letter to my beacons of warmth
December 17, 2018
Dear Music: A love letter to a lifelong companion

Dear Music: A love letter to a lifelong companion

A letter to my biggest supporter
November 21, 2018
Democracy Through a Screen: Exploring the ways social media has changed US politics

Democracy Through a Screen: Exploring the ways social media has changed US politics

The effect of political bias in media on elections
November 21, 2018

La Pluma: Member perspectives of the 2018-19 school year

This month’s staff writers and co-president share their reasons as to why they joined MVHS’s art and literary magazine
November 16, 2018
Stop the BULLy: Behind the Scenes of MVHS leaderships bullying prevention day

Stop the BULLy: Behind the Scenes of MVHS leadership’s bullying prevention day

A deeper look into the intentions behind anti-bullying day
October 28, 2018
Self-deprecating humor

Self-deprecating humor

The stigma surrounding jokes about racial backgrounds
October 24, 2018
Dear Halloween: A love letter to my favorite holiday

Dear Halloween: A love letter to my favorite holiday

A letter to my childhood obsession
October 24, 2018
The Monster: Uncovering the harmful effects of social media

The Monster: Uncovering the harmful effects of social media

Students unleash passive-aggressive monsters on social media to deal with their problems
September 26, 2018
Dear Feminism: A Love Letter to a fierce friend

Dear Feminism: A Love Letter to a fierce friend

A letter to my fierce friend
September 26, 2018
Aspirations for La Pluma

Aspirations for La Pluma

La Pluma leadership share their hopes for this school year.
September 15, 2018
Where does the gender gap STEM from?

Where does the gender gap STEM from?

A gender disparity is still apparent in high-level STEM courses.
August 30, 2018
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