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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

Trisha Sannappanavar

Trisha Sannappanavar, Staff Writer

Trisha is currently a junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, drawing and watching movies 

All content by Trisha Sannappanavar
District shift to Communication PD

District shift to Communication PD

FUHSD decides to shift teacher education meetings to focus on communication
Anya Walia, third to the left, stands with the dive team. Photo courtesy of Anya Walia | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 23: Anya Walia

Anya Walia provides insight on her swim and dive career
Staff shakeup

Staff shakeup

District-wide changes are implemented at the close of the school year
The Class of 2025 cheers with pom poms during the Welcome Back Rally.

Hearing Cheering

Cheering provides a very good opportunity to bond with teammates and family.
Badminton Head Coach Russell Okuno gives advice to sophomore Maxim Gutnik after his first set of Varsity 3 Boys Singles against Lynbrook High School.

Sounds of sports

MV students and coaches share how they involve music, pep-talks and cheering into their sports life
Kid, played by Patel, stands amongst a crowd in Yatana. Photo courtesy of Monkeypaw Productions

‘Monkey Man’ provides a visceral, modern take on Hindu mythology

Actor Dev Patel’s directorial debut is a monumental arc for cultural representation
Mr. Holaday assisting his student with their AP literature essay

Let Men HEAL

The underrepresentation of men in health, education, administration and literacy jobs and how to close the gap
The Bleachers album cover featuring Jack Antonoff posing in front of a car. Photo by Alex Lockett.

‘Bleachers’ serves as a blast from the past

Combining modern themes with old-school musicality, Bleachers self-titled album serves as a sensory clash
Trisha Sannappanavar and Arshiya Sen
March 17, 2024
Off-court champs

Off-court champs

MVHS sports depends on overlooked roles such as photographers, the athletic director, and student volunteers.
Two students play soccer at the Junior Stars Academy. Photo courtesy of Charlie Jiang | Used with permission

Game changing volunteers

MVHS students and athletes help support the local sports community through volunteering and coaching
Unfolding Cupertino City Limits

Unfolding Cupertino city limits

El Estoque's Opinion section examines how housing, entertainment and restaurants in the area affect the community
Graphic by Meggie Chen

Entertainment in Cupertino

The lack of youth friendly entertainment spaces in Cupertino perpetuates its unhealthy stress culture
Meggie Chen and Trisha Sannappanavar
January 21, 2024
Monta Vistas library is an example of one of the many resources where a student can receive information on sex education.

Examining sex education

How students advocate for themselves to receive comprehensive sex ed
Outside exterior of Peets Coffee shop at Saratoga

Unwrapping seasonal menu items at Peet’s Coffee

Reviewing new special additions for the Christmas season menu
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed
A collection of children fictional books including Dork Diaries, Big Red and My Weird School books

Tomorrow’s readers

Exploring the younger generation’s relationship with books
Trisha Sannappanavar
November 2, 2023
Freshman and setter Kylee Mark sets the ball to junior and middle blocker Samantha Tong, who prepares to spike the ball.

Girls Volleyball beats Sequoia High School 3-1

Girls Volleyball starts off strong in the first two sets and regains momentum to win the fourth set

Dance the night away

Journeying through MVHS students Homecoming experience this year
Arshiya Sen and Trisha Sannappanavar
October 20, 2023
How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

Exploring how well-prepared students at MV are for the SAT
Trisha Sannappanavar, Staff Writer
September 26, 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’
Lance Fucia playing fro MVHS badminton team

Time out! Ep. 6: Lance Fuchia

Following Lance Fuchia’s success in badminton
Junior Ethan Lu leaps over a hurdle at CCS Championships.

Switching sports

Highlighting athletes who transitioned from playing one sport to another
A recent drawing I drew in one of my art classes

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Exploring how my passion for art has grown over the years
Trisha Sannappanavar
April 15, 2023
Leadership holds its bi-weekly meeting to vote on policy, club and leadership proposals

Club crackdown

Examining recent developments in club behavior following Student Life Commission’s policy proposal
Boyfriend or boy friend?

Boyfriend or boy friend?

Examining the issues with prioritizing romantic relationships over platonic ones at an early age
Trisha Sannappanavar and Tvisha Gupta
February 27, 2023
Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

Man on the street: What’s your favorite book?

MVHS students share their favorite book recommendations
Taryn Lam and Trisha Sannappanavar
November 14, 2022
Photo in representation of Wangs passion and love for dance

First Passions

Exploring the stories behind different people and their passions
Trisha Sannappanavar and Stephanie Zhang
November 9, 2022
Nirbhay Saluja and Palak Bassan talk to each other during Homecoming.

‘Be my date to Homecoming?’

Exploring the effects Homecoming has on two MVHS students.
Trisha Sannappanavar and Lily Jiang
October 22, 2022
30 Homecoming Meanings

30 Homecoming Meanings

Students share experiences from the 2022 Homecoming Dance
Lily Jiang and Trisha Sannappanavar
October 18, 2022
Getting with the program

Getting with the program

MVHS alum recount their experiences in specialized programs
Sophia Ma and Trisha Sannappanavar
October 5, 2022
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