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

Riya Ravuri

Riya Ravuri, Features editor

Riya is currently a senior and a features editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, traveling, walking her dog and drinking Shirley Temples.

All content by Riya Ravuri
Three graphics from our news quiz put on top of each other.

Take our April news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
May 30, 2022
Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

Seniors win in the Farewell Rally

MVHS hosts the last rally of the 2021-2022 school year
May 27, 2022
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May 16, 2022
A student wear a graduation cap and gown at her high school graduation. Licensed under Creative Commons

Exploring different paths after high school

Students and alumni describe how the unique routes they took for college changed them
April 10, 2022
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Take our February news quiz

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March 18, 2022
Tiny Love Stories

Tiny Love Stories

Our third installment of the quest to find pockets of love within our community
February 14, 2022
Take our January news quiz

Take our January news quiz

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February 12, 2022
COVID-19 through the years

COVID-19 through the years

MVHS community reflects on the impact of COVID-19 two years later
February 11, 2022
Shah treks through a clear stream in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Students describe their Winter Break travel experiences

Exploring how travel was affected by COVID-19 safety restrictions
February 3, 2022
Take our December news quiz

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January 15, 2022
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December 12, 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
The Jensen family received a photo of their newest family member after the adoption agency matched them with John.

Adoptive families share their experiences

Exploring the history and family dynamics of the Jensen family
December 9, 2021
Take our October news quiz

Take our October news quiz

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November 15, 2021
Expressing love languages

Expressing love languages

Exploring how love languages play a role in the MVHS community
November 5, 2021
Using physical touch

Using physical touch

Exploring how physical touch plays a role in expressing affection among the MVHS community
October 30, 2021
Take our September news quiz

Take our September news quiz

Test your knowledge of key events last month
October 8, 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
Construction in front of the tennis courts and main gym.

Back on track

Exploring the changes implemented at MVHS in preparation for a new school year
August 4, 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
Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
April 2, 2021
Investigating the interactions between teachers, unions, districts and communities that shaped the reopening of schools

“Parent bullies” and “teachers who cried wolf”

How disadvantaged students and financial incentives led to schools resuming in-person instruction
March 19, 2021
Senior Skylar Ploshay dribbles the ball across the field.

Man on the street: Captains on their most important leadership trait

Captains of MVHS sports teams share the reasoning behind their preferred leadership traits
February 9, 2021
MVHS alumnae 18 Mikaela Lee competes at a kung fu tournament

Martial Arts

MVHS students participate in judo, karate, kung fu and taekwondo
February 7, 2021
Dwivedi walks with her bike in the De Anza College parking lot after spending the day biking with friends. (Photo used with permission from Navarin Pirachai)

Biking during quarantine

Students and staff share how biking has been an outlet in the midst of the pandemic
December 8, 2020
A picture collage of students holding their essential items. // Used with permission

Desk essentials during remote learning

A closer look at students’ most used items
December 4, 2020
Truffle Shuffle cofounders Jason McKinney (left) and Tyler Vorce (right) host an online cooking class. Used with permission

Cupertino Businesses in Quarantine

Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic
November 6, 2020
College in COVID-19

College in COVID-19

Exploring the various ways the pandemic affects colleges and the application process
October 26, 2020
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Ballot Box

Exploring local politics in our community
October 1, 2020
While Fremont High School experiences heavy car traffic, Food Services Assistant Santa Gurrola wheels a cart of packaged meals to the meal pick up location.

FUHSD implements free meal policy

Food services prepares a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches available for anyone 18 and under
September 12, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
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