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

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

Aashna Patel and Jiya Singh June 6, 2022

JS: Imagine this — you set up a social media account after having sworn to never do so your entire life. You’ve made a special connection with a young, beautiful girl named Rebecca. You thought...

Facing phobias

Facing phobias

Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 27, 2022

When sophomore Smriti Rangarajan was 3 years old, she and her parents took a seemingly innocent trip to the zoo. However, any initial excitement Rangarajan had quickly dissipated when a peacock began chasing...

The class of 2022

The class of 2022

Click here to read about the class of 2022's reflections about their favorite classes, their favorite teachers, their biggest fears, and the most important lesson they learned at MVHS, as well as senior...

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
Released on the first day of spring, Red Velvet’s newest EP offers the perfect bright songs to start off the spring season.

“Feel My Rhythm” is a spring gem

Aashna Patel and Angela Zhang March 24, 2022

On March 21, Korean pop girl group Red Velvet released its 9th EP titled “The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm” as an extension of the three-part, carnival-themed “The ReVe Festival” series it...

Teachers share first job experiences

Teachers share first job experiences

Aashna Patel March 18, 2022

David Hartford  Social Studies teacher David Hartford grew up helping on his family’s farm in Michigan from age 5. By 13, he earned $7 per hour, which he says was a “decent amount” at the time,...

Student football players often feel pressured as they compare their bodies to those in the NFL

Male athletes experience muscle envy

Tvisha Gupta and Aashna Patel March 16, 2022
Examining the body insecurities male athletes face
Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District

CRT sparks controversy at NJUHSD

Aashna Patel and Jannah Sheriff February 12, 2022

Growing up in Grass Valley in Nevada County, the county with the highest white population in California, 2014 Bear River High School alum Alex Moses always felt different due to his multiracial identity....

Senior Edin Kraja switches the field and shields the ball from an opposing team player.

Boys Soccer falls to Saratoga High School 5-2

Tvisha Gupta, Kripa Mayureshwar, and Aashna Patel January 14, 2022
MVHS falls to Saratoga High School in their fourth league game of the season
The total number of international COVID-19 deaths according to Worldmeter.

MVHS students face loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jayanti Jha and Aashna Patel December 10, 2021
Reflecting on the hardship of losing loved ones to COVID-19
My type of person

My type of person

Aashna Patel November 12, 2021
Looking at how accurately the MBTI types represent individuals
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