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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

Tvisha Gupta

Tvisha Gupta, Opinion Editor

Tvisha is currently a senior at Monta Vista High School and an opinion editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, reading books and writing short stories.

All content by Tvisha Gupta
Although society tends to diminish the value of beautification efforts, we must remind ourselves that such a negative view is unneeded.

Staff Editorial: Beauty for ourselves

Learning to be less judgmental about how others approach beauty
November 17, 2022
Dont ask questions

Don’t ask questions

How the American school system discourages curiosity
November 15, 2022
As a kid, I loved books. However, the farther I got into high school, the more I lost my passion for reading.

Picking up the pages

Learning to find comfort in books once again
November 13, 2022
On my first day at the program, although I was excited, I was also nervous about managing all the work.

Takes some getting used to

Learning to value my own pace of adjustment
October 22, 2022
Often, strenuous academic situations can lead to transactional relationships between children and their parents.

The price of parental appreciation

Examining transactional relationships between parents and children
October 18, 2022
A graphic illustrating the three philosophies MVHS aims to focus on to encourage equitable grading

MVHS aims to highlight equitable grading

Teachers are introduced to three core philosophies at staff professional development
September 7, 2022
Often, cultural standards for discipline can blur the line between authoritarian parenting and abuse.

Discipline? Or abuse?

Examining emotional and physical abuse in parent-child relationships
May 28, 2022
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
April 26, 2022
Junior Jesse Li and sophomore Elijah Kang jump to block a hit from Mountain View.

Boys Volleyball falls to Mountain View High School 3-0

A loss brings the Matadors’ league record to 3-2
March 28, 2022
The th sound that I pronounced was something that I was made to feel insecure about.

“Th”peaking my mind

Learning to overcome my fear of speech
March 18, 2022
Student football players often feel pressured as they compare their bodies to those in the NFL

Male athletes experience muscle envy

Examining the body insecurities male athletes face
March 16, 2022
The state of Critical Race Theory legislature varies across the country

Let’s Talk CRT

Opposition to Critical Race Theory prevents racial equality
February 16, 2022
Junior Mulyn Kim holds up her six-word memoir.

Six-word memoirs: hopes and reflections

Students write six-word memoirs that discuss their reflections on the past year and explain their hopes for the upcoming year
February 8, 2022
Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
January 14, 2022
Along with tasty green smoothies, the that girl lifestyle prescribes perfection in every sense.

I don’t want to be “that girl”

Learning how to stop idealizing unrealistic lifestyles
December 10, 2021
The urge to the turn the hands of a clock back to the past is never-ending, but it is vital to suppress it.

Let’s stop turning back the time

Romanticising the past does more harm than good
December 7, 2021
A look into the future

A look into the future

Students examine what lies ahead
November 12, 2021

Beyond black cats

From lucky clothing items to energizing crystals, students use all sorts of superstitions in their daily activities
November 12, 2021
The tricks and treats of Halloween

The tricks and treats of Halloween

Featuring the various aspects of celebrating Halloween
October 30, 2021
The main tent was decorated with real and inflatable pumpkins where visitors could take pictures. Souvenir tables were set up in the main tent as well, where visitors could buy pumpkin carving kits and jelly rings, along with other Halloween-themed trinkets.

Six spooky Bay Area destinations to visit this fall

Reviewing various autumn-themed locations to get into the Halloween spirit
October 23, 2021
The music for the girls’ dance consisted of three energy-filled songs — “Instruction” by Jax Jones, “Just Got Paid,” and “Low” by Flo Rida.”

Class of 2023’s Homecoming performance

Juniors wins 2nd place for their performance during Homecoming week
October 7, 2021
The Class of 2022 cheers in a huddle following the end of their homecoming skit performance for the finale time. Following months of preparation making costumes, props, skit decs and learning choreography, they got the chance to finally show their spirit in front of a crowd of MVHS students and faculty. Photo by Aditya Shukla

Homecoming 2021: A Recap

Showcasing the highlights of the past week's performances
October 7, 2021
Senior Sotiris Kougiouris talks about the beverages he enjoys.

[Video] Students share their go-to beverages

Learning about the different drinks that students and staff enjoy
September 13, 2021
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