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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

Suhana Mahabal

Suhana Mahabal, Staff Writer

Suhana is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she loves to read, rewatch Shameless and listen to Taylor Swift.

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Forgoing the forbidden fruit

Forgoing the forbidden fruit

We need to stop romanticizing drinking and drugs and open up conversation so teenagers know how to approach it appropriately in the future
Suhana Mahabal
May 23, 2024

March Madness comes to MVHS

ASB Spirit Commissioners hold schoolwide March Madness-style dodgeball and capture-the-flag events
Photos of the article on sexual harassment, currently involved in a censorship lawsuit, published in the April 2023 edition of the MVHS Oracle. Photo by Myesha Phukan | Used with permission

Pressing matters

Mountain View High School student journalists sue district and principal over alleged censorship issues
Suhana Mahabal and Isabelle Kok
April 9, 2024
On TikTok, one would see a rise in women in long dresses cooking meals from scratch and embodying traditional feminine roles. | Photos from @esteecwilliams (TikTok), @naraazizasmith (TikTok), @mrsarialewis (TikTok)

The rise of tradition on TikTok

The increasingly negative role of benevolent sexism in society appears through traditional wives on social media
Suhana Mahabal
March 22, 2024
MV students who submitted to PTSA Reflections had the opportunity to celebrate and receive certificates from MV Principal Ben Clausnitzer and Reflections co-chairs Cathy Chen and John Ling. Photo courtesy of John Ling | Used with permission

“I am hopeful because . . .”

Three MV students advance to the Council level of the PTSA Reflections program
Suhana Mahabal and Alyssa Yang
March 7, 2024
Social anxiety has been a constant barrier in making friends, often leaving me feeling lost in social situations. Photo courtesy of Shweta Gupta | Used with permission

Struggling through silence

Social anxiety’s impact on my life and how I’m overcoming it
Suhana Mahabal
March 1, 2024
As we move into adulthood, a balanced integration of work and life becomes increasingly important.

Live to work? or Work to live?

People shouldn't be judged for their lifestyle preferences
Suhana Mahabal
January 26, 2024
Since losing certain words in Kannada, Chikkaballapur finds himself using Google Translate more and more. | Photo by Suhana Mahabal

Culture through language

Exploring different ways second languages affect MVHS students and their daily lives
Suhana Mahabal
December 11, 2023
MVHS students frequently ask each other for help through online forums such as Discord and Slack, where they receive help from their peers. | Photo by Megha Mummaneni

Little acts, huge impacts

Appreciating the unsung heroes we encounter on our school campus
Megha Mummaneni and Suhana Mahabal
December 8, 2023
Ashley Voigt posing with her future husband at their graduation from MVHS. Photo courtesy of Ashley Voigt | Used with permission

No place quite like home

Examining what people at MVHS consider to be their “home”
Suhana Mahabal
November 3, 2023


Examining how MVHS’ students overuse of the word ‘depressed’ trivializes the mental disorder
Suhana Mahabal and Mihir Vishwarupe
September 29, 2023
Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

Exploring the social and economic impact of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
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