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

Rana Aghababazadeh

Rana Aghababazadeh, Co-editor-in-chief

Rana is a third-year member of El Estoque and is currently a co-editor-in-chief. She is a former sports editor and enjoys covering basketball and volleyball. In her free time, she enjoys playing movie scores on the piano and watching Billboard's Top 50 hip-hop and R&B Songs of the Week.

All content by Rana Aghababazadeh
The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

The incremental successes: Monta Vista Robotics Team season recap

MVRT finishes the 2018-19 season with successful competition performances
Rana Aghababazadeh and Brandon Ng
May 24, 2019
Seniors revisit their elementary schools

Seniors revisit their elementary schools

Five seniors reminisce on the simpler days
Ruth Feng and Rana Aghababazadeh
May 23, 2019
Exploring our emotions

Exploring our emotions

The importance of recognizing unique feelings
Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Fifty Not-So-Fresh Faces

Seniors interviewed for Fifty Fresh Faces in their freshman year follow up on old questions
Why Activity Points devalue our commitments

Why Activity Points devalue our commitments

Activity Points quantify our involvement in campus clubs and activities
Rana Aghababazadeh
April 12, 2019
The Foundation

The Foundation

District-wide organization hosts annual fundraising event
Rana Aghababazadeh
April 12, 2019
In Memoriam: Alice Wu

In Memoriam: Alice Wu

Memorial scholarship created in honor of late MVHS alumna Alice Wu
Sunjin Chang and Rana Aghababazadeh
March 28, 2019
Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Music in film: MV Cinema Club discusses movie composers

Officers and members gather for trivia and Hostess cupcakes
Rana Aghababazadeh and Ruth Feng
March 13, 2019
2019 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting at MVHS

2019 FUHSD Board of Trustees meeting at MVHS

MVHS poster students, athletes and staff recognized at board meeting
Rana Aghababazadeh
March 11, 2019
Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Letters that sing: Singing Valentines

Bella Voce and Variations perform love songs to individuals for Valentine’s Day
Rana Aghababazadeh and Justine Ha
February 18, 2019
A Better Summer

A Better Summer

Internships and traveling are more rewarding and affordable alternatives to pricey high school summer programs
Rana Aghababazadeh and Laasya Koduru
February 6, 2019
The changes in our community

The changes in our community

Contrasting population growth in Cupertino and lack of enrollment at MVHS
Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Why we shouldn’t take offense from jokes about race in stand-up comedy
Rana Aghababazadeh
January 21, 2019
Describe a significant challenge...

Describe a significant challenge…

Word counts and essay prompts pose problems to college applicants
Rana Aghababazadeh
December 18, 2018
Winter holidays

Winter holidays

MVHS individuals discuss different aspects of the holiday season
Making the switch: The difference between public and private high schools

Making the switch: The difference between public and private high schools

The transition from private to public school for MVHS students
Rana Aghababazadeh
December 6, 2018
We know how to party

We know how to party

The varying party culture at South Bay Area high schools
Rana Aghababazadeh and Brian Xu
November 21, 2018
Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights

Exploring reproductive rights through time, culture and student opinions
Filling the empty seats

Filling the empty seats

Low attendance at MVHS athletic games calls for changes by new Student Athletic Senate
Rana Aghababazadeh and Anish Vasudevan
October 24, 2018
Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Girls Water Polo: The defeat against Santa Clara HS 15-17

Game against SCHS results in crowd member ejection
Rana Aghababazadeh and Tabitha Mendez
October 17, 2018
From Matador to Recruit

From Matador to Recruit

Sports serve as an alternative avenue to get into college
Rana Aghababazadeh and Julia Yang
September 28, 2018
No kap: How Colin Kaepernick went from kneeling on the field to kneeling on the sidelines

No kap: How Colin Kaepernick went from kneeling on the field to kneeling on the sidelines

Nike’s support of former pro-football player Colin Kaepernick causes boycott calls
Rana Aghababazadeh, Co-editor-in-chief
September 5, 2018
Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Helmet game liveblog: Football vs Cupertino HS

Play by play action of the annual Helmet game

Hurt at the end

Senior and Andaaz captain Dhruv Parikh discusses his recent injury and the end of his high school dance career
The threepeat

The threepeat

Boys volleyball falls to Bellarmine CP in CCS for third year in a row
Rana Aghababazadeh, Editor-in-chief
May 22, 2018
Throwing it back

Throwing it back

How MVHS relives the decades before them
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