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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

Megha Mummaneni

Megha Mummaneni, Opinion Editor

Megha Mummaneni is currently a junior and an opinion editor for El Estoque. She plays the flute in the Monta Vista Marching Band, and enjoys reading YA murder mystery novels and texting her friends.

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MVHS students frequently ask each other for help through online forums such as Discord and Slack, where they receive help from their peers. | Photo by Megha Mummaneni

Little acts, huge impacts

Appreciating the unsung heroes we encounter on our school campus
Megha Mummaneni and Suhana Mahabal
December 8, 2023

Where are you really from?

Diving into people’s perspectives of this multi-layered question
Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski
December 8, 2023

Beyond the numbers

Schools should not be ranked solely by their academic achievements
Rob Walker shares personal details about his son’s fentanyl poisoning.

Cupertino Rotary Club holds “The Fentanyl Poisoning: Real Talk About Fake Pills” presentation

The presentation was hosted in partnership with the Fremont Union High School Foundation, the Fremont Union High School District and the Cupertino Union School District
Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski
October 20, 2023
According to a survey of 159 people from MVHS, 43% of students believe the school does not have adequate lunch options.

Got lunch?

Evaluating the impact of school meal options on students with dietary restrictions
Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski
September 29, 2023
Sophomore Monisha Preetham attempts to gain possession of the ball from an opponent.

Field Hockey wins 5-0 against Wilcox High School

Matadors dominate in their first league game of the season
Aletheia Ju and Megha Mummaneni
September 13, 2023
Academic experieces may range across classes based on how coherent curriculum is implemented.

Working towards a coherent curriculum through equitable grading practices

Exploring FUHSD student and staff opinions on implementing ‘Grading for Equity’
Students note that parental controls can sometimes feel overly restrictive, with 52% of MVHS students reporting that they feel dissatisfied with the controls on their device(s).

Under CTRL

Examining student and parent opinions on parental controls
Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Testing MVHS students and staff's abilities to answer puzzling riddles
Jami Lim, Megha Mummaneni, and Riya Murthy
May 12, 2023
Senior Aris Yang (left) practices his part before the Fall band concert on Oct. 28, 2022.

Performing with perfect pitch

Exploring life through the ears of a high school musician with perfect pitch
Megha Mummaneni
April 24, 2023
Students are often compelled to not apply for financial aid, considering the stigma around doing so in wealthy communities.

Facing financial aid

Exploring the stigma against applying for financial aid in Silicon Valley
Megha Mummaneni and Eric Zhou
April 12, 2023
MVHS principal Ben Clausnitzer sent an email to Monta Vista students and parents two days after a video of a student saying a racial slur circulated among staff members.

BREAKING: MVHS student uses the N-word in a video shared with staff

On March 2, an email concerning a racist video was sent to the MVHS community
Megha Mummaneni
March 4, 2023
Didnt work out

Didn’t work out

Students reflect on their experiences following a failed relationship
Megha Mummaneni
February 16, 2023
Deck of hearts

Deck of hearts

MVHS students and alumni play the love game
50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

In the 23rd installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Julia Satterthwaite 50 questions
Megha Mummaneni, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang
February 6, 2023
Sophomore Gehna Saini places the ornament gifted to her from her mother, on a Christmas tree.

Winter break traditions

Examining the traditions students and staff partake in over the winter holidays
Anika Bhandarkar and Megha Mummaneni
December 21, 2022
Students in the ACT program plant flowers, fruits and vegetables using SSC funding.

Funding new projects

School Site Council grants new funding requests after transitioning from the pandemic
Megha Mummaneni and Angela Zhang
November 14, 2022
Senior Clay Carson sits among his peers in the California Philharmonic Youth Orchestras performance.

Behind the notes

Students explore their experiences playing in youth symphonies
Megha Mummaneni
November 4, 2022
Students and staff present conflicting opinions on whether or not the pandemic is truly over.

Is the pandemic over?

Exploring why people do or don't take precautions against COVID-19
Mikaylah Du and Megha Mummaneni
October 17, 2022
A drone shot of Orange Avenue pictures the newly constructed sidewalk. Photo by Alexander Chu

A new path to school

Sidewalk installations aim to promote student safety and walking to school
Megha Mummaneni and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
October 14, 2022
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