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

As a child, I was loud and extroverted, and wasnt affected by others perceptions of me.

Unlikely inspiration

Anika Bhandarkar March 20, 2023

5-year-old me was loud. Despite standing not-so-tall at three feet and five inches, I took up a lot of space — I did whatever I wanted to do, utterly ignorant of other people’s judgment. My view of...

Graphic | Vincent Zhao

A gamble for love

Anika Bhandarkar and Irene Tang February 17, 2023
How students plan to continue or end their relationships after high school
Senior Rohin Inani, who was the stand-in Boys Tennis coach during the 2021-22 season, serves a ball.

The search for spring sport coaching

Anika Bhandarkar, Kathryn Foo, and Michelle Zheng February 11, 2023
Looking into the lack of coaching for the spring season
Winter break traditions

Winter break traditions

Anika Bhandarkar and Megha Mummaneni December 21, 2022
Examining the traditions students and staff partake in over the winter holidays
Students often stifle their curiosity surrounding sex due to fear or an unfamiliarity of talking about sex.

Arousing Curiosity

Anika Bhandarkar and Riya Murthy November 17, 2022

Six in 10 American parents believe that sex is a taboo topic, according to Onepoll. This, according to the Times of India, can be attributed to both societal structures, such as the importance of privacy,...

Some musical terms and their meanings | Graphic by Anika Bhandarkar

The keys to passion

Anika Bhandarkar November 5, 2022

I’ve been playing piano since I was five and a half. Over 3,500 hours of my life have been dedicated to piano — running through scales, technique exercises and pieces. A couple of years into my piano...

Students in the stands cheer as MV Cheer performs a stunt.

Got spirit?

Anika Bhandarkar and Darpan Singh October 12, 2022
Examining the importance of camaraderie among students at MVHS
Huichol earrings made by Hernandez. Photo by Adriana Hernandez | Used with permission.

Photo courtesy of Adriana Hernandez | Used with permission

Mental health first

Anika Bhandarkar October 11, 2022

Lindsey Tang In addition to practicing the violin and playing basketball, junior and Social Media Manager of the Bullet Journaling Club Lindsey Tang often turns to bullet journaling as a form of self-care....

Sophomore Jami Lim checks her schedule

Runaway of the bulls

Students and staff discuss the reasons for and the impacts of the cancellation of ROTB
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