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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

Shreshta Ranganathan

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer

Shreshta is currently a senior and opinion editor for El Estoque. Shreshta enjoys spending her free time with the Red Cross, Class Office and diving for Monta Vista. Outside of school, she loves singing, spending time with her friends and taking too many naps.

All content by Shreshta Ranganathan
Represent.

Represent.

Understanding the impact of diverse representation in various facets of the American entertainment industry
May 22, 2021
ILLUSTRATION | GAURI MANOJ

Tokenism and Tropes

Exploring the unnatural diversity portrayed in mainstream Hollywood media
May 22, 2021
Discovering Depop

Discovering Depop

Exploring the impact that Depop has had on my mother and I’s love for fashion and in entering sustainable shopping options
May 22, 2021
Used with Permission// Viha Srinivas

Senior Bucket List

Class of 2021 members follow the tradition of maintaining a bucket list despite the COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2021
Dessert Detectives: La Patisserie

Dessert Detectives: La Patisserie

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
March 14, 2021
Indian cultural appreciation

Indian cultural appreciation

Analyzing the hypervigilance surrounding cultural appropriation and instead advocating to respectfully celebrate other cultures
February 12, 2021
Girls Supporting Girls

Girls Supporting Girls

Examining how TikTok pushes a misogynistic mentality
November 7, 2020
Friendship Heartbreak

Friendship Heartbreak

Examining the damaging mentality I brought to my friendships which led to their demise
November 7, 2020
Illustration credit | Shreshta Ranganathan

Dangers of echo chambers

Critiquing the formation of political bubbles on social media platforms and beyond
September 25, 2020
North Indian privilege

North Indian privilege

North Indians are being placed on a pedestal due to their lighter skin
September 19, 2020
The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The College Board: Not so Non-Profit

The underlying problem with College Board’s 2020 AP Exams.
June 2, 2020
Introverts vs extroverts in lockdown

Introverts vs extroverts in lockdown

Differences in how extroverts and introverts have adapted to shelter in place.
April 10, 2020
Introversion and Extraversion

Introversion and Extraversion

Exploring the different aspects of introversion and extraversion in high school.
April 10, 2020
The faces behind COVID-19

The faces behind COVID-19

Exploring the stories of members of the MVHS community impacted by the novel coronavirus
March 13, 2020

Implicit bias in sexuality

Three individuals take the Harvard’s test on implicit bias regarding sexuality to range the student’s preference
February 26, 2020
Photo by Collin Qian

Dangers of Driving

MVHS students and administration reflect on some of their most dangerous moments behind the wheel
December 15, 2019
Dessert Detectives: Jin’s Bakery

Dessert Detectives: Jin’s Bakery

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
November 24, 2019
Our cultures in food

Our cultures in food

Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America
November 22, 2019

The musical endeavors of the “shoulder speaker”

Delving into an MVHS senior's process of song production and the events that led up to her passion for music
October 25, 2019
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
October 22, 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
October 15, 2019
Andaaz captains Vega Jethani, Akshat Rohatgi, Sachi Roy, and Surya Ramesh for the 2019-20 school year. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan

The audition process behind Andaaz

Andaaz captains and new members reflect on trying out for the team and the future of Andaaz for the 2019-20 school year
September 27, 2019
Typical VSCO girls dawn bracelets and scrunchies on their hand which are related to other parts of their lives. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

The rise of VSCO girls

How a new fashion trend from TikTok has made its way into MVHS
September 27, 2019
A group of employees play video games while being filmed.

Behind the controller

How students and faculty at MVHS use and perceive video games​
September 23, 2019
The senior class screams the response to the Monta Vista, How Do You Feel? cheer at the beginning of the rally. Photo by Shreshta Ranganathan

Welcome Back Rally 2019

A photo compilation of the rally featuring class spirit, performances and games
September 2, 2019
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