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

Mira Wagner

Mira Wagner, Managing Editor

Mira is a senior and a managing editor for El Estoque. She plays water polo and swims for MVHS as well as for club teams. She likes to read, hang out with friends and watch TV.

All content by Mira Wagner

Homemade Hipster: Pineapple Sundae

Learn how to make this fruity and sweet dessert
Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner
May 27, 2023

To the past four

Seniors reminisce on their high school memories
Tvisha Gupta and Mira Wagner
May 26, 2023
I think you should...

I think you should…

Exploring the MVHS community's opinions on giving and receiving advice
A glimpse into the real world

A glimpse into the real world

Exploring the differences between jobs and internships
Mira Wagner and Dahlia Schilling
April 14, 2023
Out of line

Out of line

Exploring how anger, sadness and loss can cause the lines of respect to disappear in the heat of the game
Different athletes and coaches have different philosophies surrounding swearing, but when it becomes disrespectful or unnecessary, athletes tend to face consequences.

Crossing the line

Exploring the effects of swearing in sports
Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Mira Wagner
February 17, 2023
Clubs in Sports

Clubs in Sports

Exploring the similarities and differences between club and school sports
Senior Rojel Acot swims breaststroke at a swim meet.

Balancing school and club sports

Understanding the time management aspect of playing high school and club sports
Mira Wagner and Sonia Verma
February 8, 2023
Junior Varsity Sports

Junior Varsity Sports

Exploring the experiences of JV players, teams and coaches at MVHS
The MVHS sign by the bus circle displays a message promoting the FUHS Foundation.

Behind the Foundation

Exploring the complexities behind how the Fremont Union High School Foundation manages funding
Mira Wagner and Alyssa Yang
November 9, 2022
Making a change

Making a change

Exploring community involvement in the 2022 midterm elections
Pizza and Politics hosted students and other local governmental candidates in a discussion on Friday, Oct. 21.

Getting involved

Exploring the role of youth in political activism
Lauren Chuu and Mira Wagner
November 2, 2022
Protecting our privacy

Protecting our privacy

Taking a look at challenges to privacy within our community
Senior Nikhita Saldi drives her Tesla into school.

Power Up

Examining the 2035 California Gas Ban
Mira Wagner and Mihir Vishwarupe
October 7, 2022
Graphic | Lauren Chuu

Deconstructing Securly

Investigating the incentives and impacts behind implementing the web filter at FUHSD
Mira Wagner, Jason Chu, and Minjae Kang
October 7, 2022
50 Questions with Zoey Liu

50 Questions with Zoey Liu

In the 19th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Zoey Liu 50 questions
A member of El Estoque throws a shot put while wrapped in caution tape.

Taking precautions

Students examine the risks they take in playing sports while participating in other activities
Mira Wagner and Crystal Cheng
May 27, 2022
Freshmen Anuvaa Joshi and Jooha Kim pose for a photo.

What friends are for

Best friends explore the growth of their friendship
Mira Wagner and Taryn Lam
April 23, 2022
A large crowd of protestors march forward during a rally.

Black Lives Matter

Exploring how the BLM movement has changed things at MVHS in recent years
Sarah Liu and Mira Wagner
April 22, 2022
Sophomore Varchas Athreya passes the ball in the first set of the game, which MVHS won 26-24.

Boys Volleyball triumphs over Cupertino High School in straight sets

MVHS wins three close sets in its second home game
Anna Jerolimov and Mira Wagner
March 21, 2022
Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Analyzing Critical Race Theory's impact on the MVHS community and beyond
Junior Ethan Tarng waters, Gretchen, one of his plants while making sure not to overwater it as that would be detrimental to the plants health. Photo by Joyce Tarng // Used with permission

Unconventional love at MVHS

Exploring instances of love for unique items at MVHS
Mira Wagner
February 12, 2022
Defining Critical Race Theory

Defining Critical Race Theory

Understanding CRT and how it is taught and understood in classrooms
Mira Wagner and Jayanti Jha
February 12, 2022
Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Exploring how grief has affected community members' lives
Graphic | Mikaylah Du

Coping with grief

Community members describe their experiences and strategies managing their grief
Mira Wagner and Alex Zhang
December 10, 2021
Junior Maggie Du maintains possession of the ball while searching the field for an open teammate to pass to.

Girls Soccer falls to The King’s Academy 3-1

Matadors recognize fatigue as a factor for their defeat
Anna Jerolimov and Mira Wagner
December 7, 2021
The Srivastava family lights diyas for a Diwali puja.

Fireworks, food and culture bring families together during Diwali

Students and staff discuss their experiences celebrating the Hindu holiday
Mira Wagner
November 9, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
Celebrating birthdays

Celebrating birthdays

MVHS students explain their birthday festivities
Irene Tang and Mira Wagner
October 22, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
English teacher Jireh Tanabe enjoys Night by Elie Wiesel because of its lessons of empathy.

Students and teachers share their literature class favorites

From timeless classics to contemporary reads, the MVHS curriculum provides something for everyone
Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner
August 29, 2021
Sexual assault assembly at MVHS

Sexual assault assembly at MVHS

Examining the virtual SAFER Choices Assembly assembly
Mira Wagner and Arjan Madan
June 1, 2021
Photo courtesy of Jeff Mueller // Used with permission

Jeff Mueller

Business teacher Jeff Mueller retires after 19 years at MVHS
Oishee Misra and Mira Wagner
May 19, 2021
Isak Westelius in Sweden.

Students experience spring fever at MVHS

After returning to in-person school, students consider how the spring fever phenomenon along with online school have affected them this year
Mira Wagner, Staff Writer
May 4, 2021
Family Bonding Graphic

A year of bonding

Mira Wagner, Staff Writer
March 23, 2021
Swifts fame is often attributed to men, diminishing her value as a female artist.

Who made Taylor Swift famous?

How recent sexist comments about Taylor Swift demonstrate society’s normalization of misogyny
Gauri Manoj and Mira Wagner
March 13, 2021
The wide variety of students at MVHS would all benefit from more gender inclusive education. Illustration by Mira Wagner

Embracing gender inclusivity in light of “Zoomcoming” court nominations

Why a gender neutral Homecoming Court creates opportunities to be more proactive about promoting inclusivity
Mira Wagner, Staff Writer
March 6, 2021
Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Examining sexual assault in Bay Area high schools
Senior Sophia Chen and her friends enjoy a socially distanced birthday party. Photo by Sophia Chen // Used with permission

Vacationing during a pandemic

Students share their opinions about traveling during quarantine
Mira Wagner, Staff Writer
January 16, 2021


Exploring how remote learning affects twins
Michelle Chen and Mira Wagner
November 30, 2020
Graphic by Annie Zhang

This is ________: Music and the human condition

The role of music in building interpersonal connections
Gupta reads a large novel in an organized library. (Photo by Guptas Father // Used with permission)

Turning pages: Changing perspectives through reading

Students detail their experiences with reading during quarantine along with the effects reading has on their overall perspectives
Mira Wagner, Staff Writer
October 12, 2020
Evolution of style in quarantine

Evolution of style in quarantine

A look into how fashion and makeup preferences have changed in light of COVID-19
Photo by Jodi Johnson | Used with permission

Transitioning from a hands-on to hands-off classroom proves challenging

Students and teachers explain the adjustment to learning over Zoom
Justin E Kim and Mira Wagner
September 18, 2020
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