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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

Prisha Tiwari

Prisha Tiwari, Features Editor

Prisha Tiwari is currently a senior and a features editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys watching TV shows, going biking with her family, and traveling to new places. 

All content by Prisha Tiwari
Crazy School Stories

Crazy School Stories

Teachers recount memorable moments with students during their career
March 10, 2022
Students talk with their friends about the animals that were brought to campus.

BC2M brings farm animals to campus

Bring Change to Mind Club hosts farm animals at school to relieve stress before finals
December 13, 2021
The Shaikh family poses for a family photo

Unique Cupertino families

Different types of families in Cupertino share their history and dynamics
December 10, 2021
Students take anonymous survey

Students of stepfamilies share about their family dynamics

Overheard on the survey: Students answer questions about their stepfamilies on our anonymous survey
December 10, 2021
Expressing love languages

Expressing love languages

Exploring how love languages play a role in the MVHS community
November 5, 2021
Words of Affirmation are a way of positively encouraging others.

Using words of affirmation

Students and staff explore how words of affirmation play a role in their lives
November 5, 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
October 8, 2021
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
September 17, 2021
Sophomore Kalyani Puthenpurayil plugs a laptop into one of the librarys Chromebook carts. Photo by Aashi Venkat

FUHSD implements new 1:1 device program

Exploring the decision behind the new policy for the 2021-22 school year
August 27, 2021
The Class of 2021

The Class of 2021

Seniors reflect back on their high school experiences
May 23, 2021
Photo by Creative Commons

Students react to college admissions videos

Investigating the reactions of students towards college admission videos
May 21, 2021
What do I wear?

What do I wear?

Reflecting on how society has impacted my clothing choices
May 12, 2021
Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment
April 1, 2021

Part 1: The Problem

Investigating how declining student enrollment at MVHS has affected course allocation
April 1, 2021
Students use Instagram to spread awareness about their own experiences with the threat of sexual harassment and assault, and how to remedy those issues

“The experience of too many women”

Young women take to Instagram to share their experiences as women and facing the threat of sexual harassment and assault
March 22, 2021
Automatic Negative Thoughts are the conscious or subconscious negative thoughts in reference to ones self.

Automatic negative thoughts: self-criticism at MVHS

Examining self-criticism and its impacts on the MVHS community
March 13, 2021
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
February 11, 2021
Senior Tae Kyu Kim studies with his friends for an upcoming AP Calculus BC test.

Competition culture

Examining how students and teachers view competition at MVHS
January 23, 2021
Yes, she can.

Yes, she can.

Exploring different facets of feminism and how they impact students, staff and alumni
December 16, 2020
Math teacher Colin Anderson shares fond memories with his students and gives insight in how he remembers student names.

50 Questions with Colin Anderson

In the 11th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Colin Anderson 50 questions.
December 7, 2020
Senior Maddie Lee for the camera at a Sharks game with her family. Photo courtesy of Maddie Lee | Used with permission

This is Sharks Territory

Students and staff share fan experiences with the local San Jose Sharks
November 6, 2020
Local teams fans

Local teams’ fans

Students and fans share their connections to local Bay Area sports teams
November 1, 2020
Assistant Color Guard Director Jubilee Hardwick demonstrates a move to her students during practice.

Color Guard modifies its practices

The team creates a new plan to continue practicing despite quarantine restrictions
October 11, 2020
Junior Arushi Tyagi holds a plank position during her daily workout in her house. Photo used with permission from Arushi Tyagi.

At-home quarantine workouts

Students and staff share what motivates them to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic
September 24, 2020
Ramanathan kicks the ball at a soccer game.

Overtraining: How much is too much?

Exploring how overtraining impacts the game and mindset of MVHS athletes
September 12, 2020
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