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

Swara Tewari

Swara Tewari, Managing Editor

Swara Tewari is a managing editor for El Estoque and a senior at MVHS. This is her third year on staff. She really enjoys reporting on issues plaguing the MVHS community and telling the overlooked stories on campus. Besides writing for El Estoque, she likes to read and spend time with friends and family.

All content by Swara Tewari
Senior Stories

Senior Stories

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020
May 28, 2020

Grocery stores during the pandemic

MVHS students who work at grocery stores discuss reasons for taking leaves of absence
April 17, 2020
Sheroes

Sheroes

Exploring the stories of inspiring women in the MVHS community
April 16, 2020
Saviors of Humanity

Saviors of Humanity

Recognizing the people who are working to keep the world going
April 10, 2020
Primaries and Caucuses for Dummies

Primaries and Caucuses for Dummies

Breaking down America’s primary system to select party candidates
March 18, 2020

Ohana celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Ohana officers and club members reflect on the club’s St. Patrick’s Day meeting and the club’s dynamic
March 18, 2020
World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

Exploring the process of transplant surgery and the future of organ transplants
March 12, 2020
An in-depth guide to every course available at MVHS.

MVHS Course Selection Guide

Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
February 19, 2020
A Fremont High School teacher shares about her experiences growing up undocumented, the relief that DACA brought her and the work she does now supporting undocumented students at her school.

Keep the dream alive

Community members discuss the personal and legal implications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) being rescinded
February 11, 2020
7,500 people gather to march from the San Jose City Hall to Arena Green for the fourth-annual San Jose Women’s March.

San Jose Women’s March takes place on Jan. 21

Marchers share their views on politics and the power of mass protests
January 28, 2020
A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony
January 11, 2020
Maintaining a local community

Maintaining a local community

The implications of urbanization on both chain and family businesses in Cupertino
January 10, 2020
Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged sword to local businesses. Median house values climb and realtors work to satisfy buyers who prioritize commute times. Read more about each story.
January 10, 2020
U.S President Donald Trump gives a speech.

The impeachment inquiry: House Judiciary Committee passes two articles against President Donald Trump

A look into the process leading up to the accusations made against President Trump
December 16, 2019
Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Meet the 2020 democratic candidates

Exploring the nuances behind the policies and backgrounds of the five leading democratic candidates
November 15, 2019
Comparing Costs

Comparing Costs

Exploring the athlete and coach opinions on the donation costs of different sports
October 23, 2019
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
October 17, 2019
Members of the Hindu community protest against Khannas alleged hypocrisy regarding his views on Gandhi.

Protesters demonstrate outside Representative Ro Khanna’s town hall meeting

Members of the Hindu community protest Khanna’s alleged anti-Hindu and anti-Gandhi ideas expressed in Twitter response
October 12, 2019
Junior and quarterback Simon Loeffler heads off the field. Photo by Tabitha Mendez

Out of Action

Football coach and players reflect on the JV football team being cut and the potential long-term effects
September 27, 2019
Students in the Athletic Senate

Students in the Athletic Senate

Members of the Student Athletic Senate discuss their role in improving the MVHS athletic community
September 20, 2019
Leaders on the field

Leaders on the field

Exploring different leadership roles held in the sports community
September 20, 2019
Frehsman Greyson Mobley makes a run against SJHS, trying to keep the Matadors in the lead. Photo by Collin Qian

Football: MVHS wins against San Jose HS for the first home win of the season

Matadors win with a final score of 35-7 with strong offensive plays
September 16, 2019
Beyond the district

Beyond the district

How the senior privilege policy affects those who utilize it
August 25, 2019
Exploring our emotions

Exploring our emotions

The importance of recognizing unique feelings
May 19, 2019
The Islam I see

The Islam I see

My experience covering a local mosque
April 12, 2019
GEP officer team presents the clubs mission statement at the clubs interest meeting. Photo by Swara Tewari.

GEP’s upcoming Sexual Assault Drive

The club’s April donation drive will give back to sexual assault survivors
March 25, 2019
Americorps member Timothy Fader discusses crisis response procedures and emergency supplies at the Red Cross meeting. Photo by Swara Tewari

Americorps member presents at Red Cross meeting

Timothy Fader educates Red Cross members on disaster preparation
March 18, 2019
Photo taken from Creative Commons

Whitewashed

Exploring my connection to Indian culture
March 4, 2019
Silenced

Silenced

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the reporters

Hear Us: the reporters

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the experts

Hear Us: the experts

February 16, 2019
Finding his voice

Finding his voice

February 9, 2019
The trampoline girls

The trampoline girls

Reflecting on a summer friendship and the life lessons it taught me
February 8, 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
January 2, 2019

Indian-American Student Association (IASA) kicks off Spotlite

IASA members and officers recall their favorite Spotlite memories and discuss preparations
December 9, 2018
The Inner-workings

The Inner-workings

November 21, 2018
GEP members all stand on the right side of the classroom to signify that they believe that feminism is important at MVHS. Photo by Swara Tewari.

Reinforcing feminism in MVHS

Girls’ Empowerment Project discusses gender equality at first meeting
November 6, 2018
Caption: Senior Anusikha Halder helps new members register at Red Cross interest meeting. Photo by Swara Tewari.

Localizing Red Cross

President of Red Cross discusses her journey with the club and goals for the year
October 26, 2018
A new chapter

A new chapter

Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS
October 21, 2018
On the money

On the money

September 24, 2018
Red Cross officers hand out cookies and answer questions as new members sign up for the email list. The members conversed with one another while waiting in line. Photo by Swara Tewari.

Expanding Red Cross

Red Cross officers discuss their goals and vision for the club this year
September 23, 2018

Traveling the globe

Students share international experiences from the past summer
September 16, 2018
Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Student teachers transition to full-time roles in the new school year
August 23, 2018
Ramachandran introduces different gourmet cheeses at FHS annual Fête du Fromage, the cheese festival. Photo by Swara Tewari

Banding together

May 24, 2018
Behind the desk

Behind the desk

Seniors discuss how classroom experiences have shaped them
May 23, 2018
A thousand dreams

A thousand dreams

May 17, 2018
Paraeducator Eli Yamauchi attends the Ohana meeting in room C210.

The meaning of Ohana

February 1, 2018
Excuses, excuses

Excuses, excuses

December 12, 2017
Fighting fears

Fighting fears

September 13, 2017
The girl next-door

The girl next-door

September 6, 2017
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