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Leanna Sun

Leanna Sun, Opinion Editor

Leanna is currently a senior and opinion editor for El Estoque. She is a member of Monta Vista's Varsity Girls Volleyball Team, and enjoys watching Netflix, spending time with friends and family and napping in her free time. She loves traveling and hopes to explore new places in the future.

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Poarch and Valkyrae in the music video.

Bella Poarch’s debut single exceeds expectations

“Build a B*tch” serves as a fitting transition into the music industry
May 21, 2021
The culinary world

The culinary world

Exploring the diverse aspects of the culinary world at MVHS
May 15, 2021
A year of Zoom

A year of Zoom

Exploring how the MVHS community’s feelings toward the pandemic have shifted an entire year later
March 27, 2021
Learning to listen

Learning to listen

Navigating the reality of having differing views from family
March 13, 2021
Finding the silver linings of staying home by breaking through my introversion

Shedding my labels

Finding the silver linings of staying home by breaking through my introversion
February 12, 2021
Nostalgia revisited

Nostalgia revisited

Returning to childhood roots amidst a pandemic
February 9, 2021

Recollecting favorite childhood shows and movies

MVHS students highlight the significance of looking back on the past
February 9, 2021
A portrait of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund standing in the balcony of the Cannon Rotunda

Asian American representation in politics

Examining the milestones of Asian American involvement in government
December 5, 2020
What’s at stake: U.S. 2020 presidential election

What’s at stake: U.S. 2020 presidential election

Exploring the contentious issues of November's election
October 27, 2020
The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

What Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett means for the future of the country
October 27, 2020
The dangers of downplaying COVID-19

The dangers of downplaying COVID-19

Why recent responses regarding the virus from the White House and Capitol Hill are irresponsible
October 18, 2020
Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
September 17, 2020
Remote learning doesn’t have to hinder connectivity during classes

Remote learning doesn’t have to hinder connectivity during classes

Simple actions while learning online can lead to a big difference
September 16, 2020
The mask shaming game is not worth it

The mask shaming game is not worth it

Why resorting to debasing others won’t actually help with the pandemic
September 13, 2020
Lady Gaga’s most genuine album yet

Lady Gaga’s most genuine album yet

“Chromatica” takes listeners on a personal journey to another world
June 8, 2020
TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

Why we need to start working towards self-respect for our heritage and culture
June 1, 2020
COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues
April 19, 2020
Professional and college sports leagues cancel events

Professional and college sports leagues cancel events

Students and staff react to the indefinite cancellation of professional sporting events
April 19, 2020
Goo Hara (left) and Sulli (right) pose for a selfie together back in 2017.

Why Western media’s representation of K-pop is unfair

Unraveling how the media chooses to report on issues going on in the industry
March 13, 2020
Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

NBA suspends all games left in the season due to COVID-19

Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
March 13, 2020
Seniors Kelvin Lee (left) and Khang Pham (right) receive singing valentines during third period.

Behind the scenes of singing valentines 2020

Exploring Singing Valentines from the perspective of MV choir students
February 28, 2020
TEDxMV reflects on its goals for the new semester

TEDxMV reflects on its goals for the new semester

How club food day and experiences from the last conference have shaped the club’s objectives
February 8, 2020
Reactions to Tragedy

Reactions to Tragedy

January 29, 2020
The ineffectiveness of inaction and misguided action

The ineffectiveness of inaction and misguided action

Exploring why both behaviors are detrimental to society’s growth
January 29, 2020
Selena Gomez returns to the music industry with compelling album ‘Rare’

Selena Gomez returns to the music industry with compelling album ‘Rare’

Gomez explores her personal experiences of rehabilitating herself from pain
January 19, 2020
New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students

New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students

Transfer students and MVHS staff explain how MVHS helps acclimate transfer students to the school
December 20, 2019
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

Nordic versus American Education: Finding a balance

Examining what can be learned from the two regions by differentiating their particular takes on the education system
December 13, 2019
Cars commute towards their work.

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so
November 24, 2019
Breaking Boundaries: TEDxMV hosts its fall conference

Breaking Boundaries: TEDxMV hosts its fall conference

Exploring the process behind planning the club’s event and the establishment of its theme
November 23, 2019
Our cultures in food

Our cultures in food

Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America
November 22, 2019

The musical endeavors of the “shoulder speaker”

Delving into an MVHS senior's process of song production and the events that led up to her passion for music
October 25, 2019

Teachers React: Teenage slang

Teachers share their interpretations of this generation’s teenage slang
October 25, 2019
The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
October 22, 2019
The Class of 2021 performs their first dance of the skit with girls dressed as The Fireside Girls from Phineas and Ferb.

Homecoming Skits 2019

Cartoon themes emerge through class skits during Homecoming week
October 15, 2019
A group of employees play video games while being filmed.

Behind the controller

How students and faculty at MVHS use and perceive video games​
September 23, 2019
Photo courtesy of Netflix

13 reasons why “13 Reasons Why” season three could do better

How this show poorly represented high school culture by tackling aspects of various different social issues
September 4, 2019
Construction goes on over the summer at Homestead HS.

Measure CC in effect

How bond funds are being used for construction throughout the district
August 30, 2019
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