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

Stuti Upadhyay

Stuti Upadhyay, Managing Editor

Stuti Upadhyay is currently a senior and a Managing editor for El Estoque. Stuti enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with her friends and family, reading books, watching movies, and doing anything outdoors.

All content by Stuti Upadhyay
An Earth Day promise

An Earth Day promise

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to pursue climate action with renewed vigor
April 22, 2020
COVID-19 news coverage

COVID-19 news coverage

In-depth coverage of COVID-19 at every level
April 13, 2020
Ligier says she misses her teammates very much, and they continue to FaceTime nearly everyday.

COVID-19’s impact on college life

Exploring the impacts of online learning on college students and their college experience
April 6, 2020
Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Economic Impacts of COVID-19

World and local economies enter an unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
April 6, 2020
Kennedy MS teacher Chris Scharmen performs for ComedySportz in San Jose.

Stand up and laugh

Improv allows actors to work as a team and think on their feet to entertain
March 13, 2020
Whats MVHS laughing at

What’s MVHS laughing at

Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS
March 13, 2020
Sophmore Anushka Savale works on the wheel.

A Potter’s Touch: Exploring junior Anushka Savale’s journey with ceramics

Exploring junior Anushka Savale's journey with ceramics
March 11, 2020
Creating lasting memories through senior bucket lists

Creating lasting memories through senior bucket lists

Exploring how various students' use bucket lists to take advantage of their final semester in high school
February 28, 2020
MVHS Students Netflix Preferences

[Video] MVHS Student’s Netflix Preferences

Students discuss what they consider to be their favorite, least favorite and most impactful Netflix shows.
February 7, 2020
MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Exploring Netflix's presence in the MVHS community and the impact of its changes over time
February 7, 2020
Dessert Detectives: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Dessert Detectives: K’s Crepes and Cafe

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
February 4, 2020
History teacher David Hartford playing the board game Stone Age in his classroom. Hartford tries to incorporate board games into his classroom when possible.

The Right Move: history teacher David Hartford’s love for board games

Exploring David Hartford's journey getting exposed to and growing to love board games
December 19, 2019
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
December 17, 2019
From left to right, junior Allison Leung, senior Hannah Risher and  junior Hannah Ho pose together at the football game against Homestead. Photo by Tabitha Mendez

Javier’s Helpers

November 23, 2019
Coming up short

Coming up short

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community attempt to overcome different types of defeats in their athletic career and team season
November 16, 2019
Nordby also played field hockey for four years in high school. Field hockey was Nordbys favorite sport because of how supportive the team was.

Triple threat

Exploring MVHS athletes who play a sport all three seasons and how it impacts their life
October 23, 2019
A cluster of strikers participate in the call and response chant: When I say Union, you say power.

Santa Clara County employees conduct a rolling strike in front of the Cupertino Library

All Santa Clara County libraries shut down for one day to demand a better contract
October 21, 2019
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
October 17, 2019
Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing
October 15, 2019
Leaders on the field

Leaders on the field

Exploring different leadership roles held in the sports community
September 20, 2019
Boys Water Polo: MVHS narrowly defeats Lynbrook HS 12-11

Boys Water Polo: MVHS narrowly defeats Lynbrook HS 12-11

The Matadors outlast LHS to win their first league game of the season
September 14, 2019
Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

Jeremy Wu
May 22, 2019
The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

The Raas seniors say their final goodbyes

Six seniors reflect on their Raas experience as the year comes to a close
May 19, 2019
Authentic Appreciation

Authentic Appreciation

We should give more genuine compliments
April 10, 2019
An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

An overview of Cure Cancer Casino

Octagon officers and attendees reflect on CCC 2019
March 31, 2019
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

MVHS students should attend school dances
March 13, 2019
Lets Talk: Complaining at Monta Vista

Let’s Talk: Complaining at Monta Vista

Exploring the implications of complaining as a means of reinforcing negativity or relieving stress
March 3, 2019
Show time for MVHS Raas

Show time for MVHS Raas

Raas’ preparation and cooperation with other dance teams as they move further into show season
February 8, 2019
Keeping up with the news

Keeping up with the news

Teens must follow the news closely to help create a better future for our generation
February 6, 2019

Let’s Talk: Sin Taxes

Exploring the implications of sin taxes
January 20, 2019
Worst of 2018

Worst of 2018

December 18, 2018
MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

MV Octagon kicks off Cure Cancer Cafe

The Octagon officer team’s process for selecting committee chairs
December 17, 2018
Lets Talk: Teachers

Let’s Talk: Teachers

Exploring the need to respect teachers
December 16, 2018
Lets Talk: Parenting

Let’s Talk: Parenting

Exploring the implications of strict parenting techniques
November 21, 2018
A Minoritys Point of View

A Minority’s Point of View

Students and teachers discuss being in the minority or majority in the Bay Area
November 21, 2018
Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Classes with students of varying grade levels offer inter-grade bonding
November 18, 2018
Back with the Bond

Back with the Bond

Community members should vote for Measure CC
October 24, 2018
Upcoming in Octagan

Upcoming in Octagan

Octagon officers discuss popular events and what Octagon offers to members
October 24, 2018
Let’s talk: Confrontation

Let’s talk: Confrontation

Exploring the implications of conflict through confrontation
October 21, 2018
Fanning the flames

Fanning the flames

How soccer has changed over the course of my career
October 3, 2018
Looking back: 3 MVHS reflect on their HS experience

Looking back: 3 MVHS reflect on their HS experience

Three MVHS alumni reflect on their high school experience, how it has affected their lives and what they wished they had done differently
September 28, 2018
Lets Talk: Tattoos

Let’s Talk: Tattoos

September 27, 2018
Raas: Preparing for a new season

Raas: Preparing for a new season

Personality profiles on the 2018-2019 Raas captains
September 13, 2018
Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Students and teachers discuss the optimal way to spend summer break
August 30, 2018
A review of Design It’s past year

A review of Design It’s past year

MVHS Design It officers identify and discuss their areas for improvement
May 25, 2018
An Open Letter

An Open Letter

A written goodbye as my brother graduates and moves on to college
May 22, 2018
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