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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

Sophia DSa

Sophia D'Sa, Staff Writer

Sophia is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys watching late-night comedy, listening to music and hiking with her family.

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Photo courtesy of Olivia Gao | Used with permission

Last hoorah

MVHS seniors discuss the new opportunities they pursued this year
Sophia D'Sa and Lauren Chuu
May 23, 2024

Pedestrian protectors

Discussing the role of crossing guards in student safety
Jillian Ju, Sophia D'Sa, and Giljoon Lee
May 18, 2024
Former El Estoque adviser Michelle Balmeo poses alongside the EE head editors holding the first issue of the 2011-2012 school year. Photo courtesy of Michelle Balmeo | Used with permission

Turning the page

Former adviser and editors reflect on their time on El Estoque
Sophia D'Sa and Mihir Vishwarupe
April 8, 2024
Sophomore Advaith Anand gets feedback from principal Ben Clausnitzer on his group’s SEEC project.

SEEC seeks to create a safe and inclusive environment at MVHS

Social Emotional Learning and Equity Coalition members reflect on their experiences on the committee
Sophia D'Sa
April 8, 2024
Sophomore Tashvi Bansal gets feedback from YAB Communications Specialist Taarini Chopra during one of YABs biweekly meetings.

Creating community

Cupertino Youth Activity Board members share their experiences
Sophia D'Sa
March 9, 2024
The new Health and Ethnic Studies curriculum focuses on highlighting diverse narratives and stress management skills.

Mirror Classroom

MVHS students share their experiences with the Health & Ethnic Studies course
Dahlia Schilling and Sophia D'Sa
March 8, 2024
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Sophia D'Sa
January 27, 2024
Protestors gather at Harry Bridges Plaza, San Francisco in a demonstration against the APEC convention.

On the streets of SF

San Francisco reflects on the 2023 APEC summit’s impacts on community issues
Maria Rodriguez and her two children attend the protest to advocate for workers rights.

APEC: AAPI pioneers

Uncovering the impact of the APEC conference on local AAPI leaders and communities
Sophia D'Sa, Taryn Lam, and Varun Singh
December 10, 2023
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Examining how the computer science teacher shortage in California impacts FUHSD
Sophia D'Sa and Benjamin Zhang
December 6, 2023


Taking a glimpse at the impact of fashion at MVHS
Assistant Phil Roybal helps junior Aaron Hung with his woodworking project.

Coming out of the woodwork

Looking into MVHS students’ experiences with woodworking
Sophia D'Sa
November 3, 2023
Freshman Ronit Kuila strikes a pose in his Michael Jackson themed duet to the song “Beat It.”

PAC-ing a punch

Freshmen navigate the maze in their first-ever Homecoming performance
Sophia D'Sa and Isabelle Kok
September 29, 2023
Junior Genevieve Lo poses for a photo during a ballet summer intensive at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Lo | Used with permission

No more finishing touches

Exploring why students choose to quit the arts
Sophia D'Sa
September 17, 2023
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