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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Shivani Gupta

Shivani Gupta, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Shivani Gupta is currently a senior and an entertainment editor for El Estoque's staff. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family and be in the outdoors.

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The impacts of social distancing

The impacts of social distancing

Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19
Junior Roya Ahmadi shares her home celebration of Persian New Year on Instagram.

COVID-19 changes religious and cultural rituals

Shelter-in-place brings cultural and religious activities to a standstill
Shivani Gupta and Robert Liu
April 2, 2020
The 2019-20 MVHS Photography Club officer team poses for a photo with a poster board template of their Instagram account. Photo courtesy of Michelle Wang

Getting to know this year’s Photography Club

Exploring what Photography Club has been doing to ensure member presence
Shivani Gupta, Entertainment editor
March 20, 2020
Senior Anju Jain responds to a question asking what the most interesting place she has been to is.

One chair, four stories

Getting to know all of the students who share a chair throughout the day
Shivani Gupta, Entertainment editor
March 19, 2020
Senior Anju Jain responds to a question asking what the most interesting place she has been to is.

One chair, four stories

Getting to know all of the students who share a chair throughout the day
Shivani Gupta
March 15, 2020
Senior Triya Roy explains the funniest photo she has on her camera roll.

Captured giggles

Asking MVHS students about their funniest photo and what makes them laugh
Shivani Gupta, Entertainment editor
March 13, 2020
Whats MVHS laughing at

What’s MVHS laughing at

Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS
MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Exploring Netflix's presence in the MVHS community and the impact of its changes over time
Junior Sylvana Northrop reacts to the impossible burger.

Students react to the Impossible Burger

Meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans review the meat-alternative burger
Vivian Jiang and Shivani Gupta
January 20, 2020
An example of what a park-like skateboarding course looks like, which resembles one of the courses skaters can perform on in the Olympics. Photo courtesy of fancycrave1

Skateboarding’s debut as a sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

What the event will consist of and its impact on the skating community and the Olympics
Shivani Gupta
January 14, 2020
In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.

Stories of our art

A look at the visual artists of MVHS
Cars commute towards their work.

Outside of their element: MVHS faculty commuting to school

Exploring methods of transportation that MVHS faculty use to get to school and what they listen to while doing so
Leanna Sun and Shivani Gupta
November 24, 2019
Our cultures in food

Our cultures in food

Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America
The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
Concealing our imperfections

Concealing our imperfections

Deconstructing the impact of body makeup on self-esteem and society’s chase for “perfection”
Shivani Gupta
October 20, 2019
The Class of 2021 performs their first dance of the skit with girls dressed as The Fireside Girls from Phineas and Ferb.

Homecoming Skits 2019

Cartoon themes emerge through class skits during Homecoming week
A group of employees play video games while being filmed.

Behind the controller

How students and faculty at MVHS use and perceive video games​
A stack of folders containing all of junior Casey Bogdans original songs.

A musical star in the making

A feature on an MVHS junior’s journey through music creation and performance
Shivani Gupta and Vivian Jiang
September 22, 2019
Construction goes on over the summer at Homestead HS.

Measure CC in effect

How bond funds are being used for construction throughout the district
Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Club officers and members hand-make cards for every teacher on staff
Shivani Gupta and Tina Low
May 18, 2019
Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Places and events to go to during the summer
Shivani Gupta and Sarah Young
May 5, 2019
Q&A: Interacts Paw-llywood Annual Benefit Dinner

Q&A: Interact’s Paw-llywood Annual Benefit Dinner

MVHS Interact officers share their experience preparing for their district’s annual International Night
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
April 12, 2019
Paws on Main

Paws on Main

Cupertino’s Main Street invites dogs and their owners to participate in activities
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
March 29, 2019
An alternative lunch option

An alternative lunch option

Yeh’s Kitchen delivers Chinese food for MVHS students
Shivani Gupta and Jasmine Lee
March 14, 2019
Easy ways to read the news

Easy ways to read the news

A few methods to quickly become informed
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
March 11, 2019
Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Q&A: Mr. Key Club

Club members and officers explain the pageant and their club’s progress throughout the year
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
March 11, 2019
Speaking from experience: the counseling system

Speaking from experience: the counseling system

MVHS and LHS students and counselors talk about their perspectives on the guidance system
Shivani Gupta, Justine Ha, and Elena Khan
March 8, 2019

CNH Key Club’s 2019 Conclave

High schools in Key Club’s Region 17 gather at Cupertino HS to vote for their next term’s lieutenant governor
Shivani Gupta and Tina Low
February 17, 2019
Fighting fire in the digital age

Fighting fire in the digital age

Seniors Aditya Shah and Sanjana Shah developed a Wildfire Sensor device that has attracted Google’s attention
Swara Tewari and Shivani Gupta
January 2, 2019

Key Club’s annual baby blanket making event

Members and officers of Division 34 South’s Key Club come together for their Thanksgiving Division Council Meeting
Shivani Gupta and Tina Low
December 3, 2018

Interact Club connects students

Interact officers describe the year’s largest event and the club’s overall impact on the world
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
November 20, 2018
Paranoid about the paranormal

Paranoid about the paranormal

MVHS students and faculty explain their beliefs on and encounters with paranormal activity
Helen Chao and Shivani Gupta
November 18, 2018

Places to visit in Northern California

Places worth checking out if you're looking for a getaway to clear your head
Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer
October 18, 2018
Science National Honor Societys Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

Science National Honor Society’s Elephant Toothpaste Lab DIY

The Science National Honor Society starts off the year with a hands on chemistry experiment.
Elena Khan and Shivani Gupta
September 28, 2018
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