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

Tanish Mendki

Tanish Mendki, News Editor

Tanish is currently a senior and a third-year news editor for El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and watching any random shows and movies.

All content by Tanish Mendki
One day off

One day off

Examining seniors' adventures from the 2022 ditch day
May 19, 2022
Dr. Strange examines different worlds in the multiverse using his magic.

‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ lives up to its name

The latest MCU movie provides entertainment despite a messy plot
May 13, 2022
Rats have been found in and around the pipes that line walls and ceilings of classrooms.

MVHS faces rat infestation

Examining the impact of juvenile rats on campus
April 26, 2022
The new bell schedule for the 2022-23 school year.

FUHSD implements new bell schedule for 2022-23 school year

Major schedule changes include an 8:30 a.m start and seven periods on Monday
March 15, 2022
MVHS estimates lower enrollment in coming years

MVHS estimates lower enrollment in coming years

Explaining the causes and effects of declining enrollment within FUHSD
March 11, 2022
The bathroom breakdown

The bathroom breakdown

Reviewing popular bathrooms at MVHS to find the best one
February 12, 2022
Tracking COVID-19

Tracking COVID-19

Exploring the process of managing cases at MVHS
February 12, 2022
The College Board announces new format for the SAT

The College Board announces new format for the SAT

Explaining the changes made to the standardized test
January 27, 2022
Breaking the bubble

Breaking the bubble

CDC gives complete approval to the COVID-19 vaccine, authorizing its administration for ages 5-11
December 10, 2021
The Eternals teaser, the film was announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.

Marvel’s “Eternals” disappoints despite an eternal run-time and diverse cast

Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao’s venture into superhero films is overwhelming
November 14, 2021
Cyclists use the separated bike lane on McClellan Road to avoid possible car accidents. Photo courtesy of the City of Cupertino

Bike lane separation on McClellan Road named “project of the year”

Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Public Works Society calls the construction “a key step in combating climate change”
October 24, 2021
The watcher, voiced by Jeffrey Wright in the intro sequence for What If...? Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Superhero daydreams come to reality in Marvel’s ‘What If…?’

The latest addition to the Marvel universe is every fan’s dream
October 12, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes (left) talks with an interviewer about her company

Following the checkered-past of Elizabeth Holmes

Examining the timeline of Theranos, a multi-million dollar biotech company, from its conception to it’s eventual fall
September 20, 2021
Construction in front of the tennis courts and main gym.

Back on track

Exploring the changes implemented at MVHS in preparation for a new school year
August 4, 2021

The time to talk

Why we need to address sexual violence in our community
June 1, 2021
Students at MVHS pick up their lunch while maintaining social distancing protocols. Tape has been placed at six feet intervals to keep students safe.

The logistics behind hybrid-learning in FUHSD

Exploring the decision making involved with bringing students back to school
May 18, 2021
FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

Exploring the recent shift to hybrid learning within the district
May 15, 2021
Former police officer from Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, is escorted from the trial hall where he was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty for the murder of George Floyd

Police officer charged with manslaughter and third degree murder in the case of George Floyd
April 20, 2021
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Moving schools during COVID-19

Exploring the experiences and process behind changing schools during distanced learning
April 7, 2021
Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
March 25, 2021

Art

Exploring the experience of students who have participated in art competitions
March 23, 2021
Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Examining sexual assault in Bay Area high schools
February 5, 2021
2021 AP exams

2021 AP exams

Exploring the uncertainty regarding AP tests this year and its implications for MVHS students and staff
January 23, 2021
Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Examining the various ways teachers are administering final assessments to wrap up first semester
December 13, 2020
The effect of COVID-19 on hobbies

The effect of COVID-19 on hobbies

Exploring the stories of student activities affected by the events of 2020
October 29, 2020
College in COVID-19

College in COVID-19

Exploring the various ways the pandemic affects colleges and the application process
October 26, 2020
Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Zoom school replaces in-person learning during pandemic

Examining various perspectives about instruction through a screen
September 19, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
Grocery stores implement safety measures in light of COVID-19

Grocery stores implement safety measures in light of COVID-19

Exploring Whole Foods COVID-19 safety measures and public opinion about the measures taken
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

COVID-19 and its impact on the sports community

Exploring the feelings from different MVHS athletes who have been impacted directly from this and the fans of professional sports leagues
April 19, 2020
All Santa Clara Valley Athletic League sports suspended

All Santa Clara Valley Athletic League sports suspended

Exploring MVHS student’s reactions to the suspension of all sports seasons
April 19, 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
Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert leans to the side after a play

NBA suspends all games left in the season due to COVID-19

Exploring the the reactions of MVHS to the suspension of the NBA season
March 13, 2020
College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

Of many controversial topics, college admissions is one of the most pertinent to Monta Vista high school. In this video, El Estoque staff writers Devin Gupta and Tanish Mendki explore why admissions should be merit-based
March 4, 2020
Implicit bias

Implicit bias

Exploring the internalized discrimination within MVHS
February 25, 2020
The different expectations that different sexes face

The different expectations that different sexes face

Exploring internalized sexism at MVHS
February 7, 2020
Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is Permanent

A lesson from the sudden death of a family friend
February 1, 2020
Senior Adam Wangs fight against his hearing disability

Senior Adam Wang’s fight against his hearing disability

Exploring senior Adam Wang’s hardships with his hearing disability
January 13, 2020
A learning experience: the story of our friendship

A learning experience: the story of our friendship

A recap of everything that makes our friendship memorable
December 15, 2019
A Heroes Run Volunteer helps a girl cross a section from the obstacle course. This was one of the attractions at the Heroes Run this year.

Annual Heroes Run aims to improve healthcare for children

Exploring the community event directed toward making child healthcare more affordable
November 24, 2019
SEIU 521 union conducts the second strike from their rolling strike at the Cupertino Library on October 19. Photo by Holly Okamura // Used with permission

Workers’ strikes in our community

Exploring the causes and effects of Amazon and Santa Clara County worker’s strikes
November 15, 2019
Graphic by Sarah Young

Fighting for Rights

Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Biology teacher Pamela Chow reacts to Sandy Hook Promises school supply ad. Photo by Andie Liu // El Estoque

MVHS students and staff react to Sandy Hook Ad

MVHS students and staff react to non profit Sandy Hook Promise’s back to school ad “Back-To-School Essentials”
October 25, 2019
English teachers from all five FUHSD high schools gather at the Quinlan Community Center to learn about equity and social justice in their classrooms

English teachers come together to promote equity in classrooms

English teachers of FUHSD attend sessions in order to learn how to help their students in a way that benefits them
October 21, 2019
Dangers of the Web

Dangers of the Web

Exploring the different facets of cybersecurity
October 18, 2019
Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
MV cheer presents their routines at James Logan High School for feedback from the judges to gain experience. Photos by Roshan Fernandez, Akshara Majjiga and Om Khandekar

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

Students react to the Yell Team as a replacement for MV Cheer
August 30, 2019
Construction vehicles crowd McClellan Road due to bike lane construction. Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Construction delays on McClellan

Unexpected underground utilities issues push back bike lane completion date
August 30, 2019
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