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

Where are you really from?

Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski December 8, 2023

As English teacher Derek Lu was enjoying his time on a first date in San Diego, his mood suddenly changed when he was confronted with a statement that left him unsettled.  “He just suddenly blurted,...

Many students at MVHS use poetry as an artistic form of self expression, be it for a literary magazine or just for themselves.

Write this down!

Aashi Venkat September 22, 2023

The idea for a V-shaped poem came to MVHS ‘23 alum Annika Lee while they were walking their dog. They wrote a poem following the theme “Quatervois” — meaning a crossroads or an important turning...

An illustrative graphic of a tampon kicking a soccer ball.

Playing the period game

Jami Lim and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 12, 2022

The steady raps of the racket striking against the birdie along with the short, stifled squeaks of shoes against the floor filled the gym as junior Anika Karandikar played her last Badminton match of the...

Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du May 9, 2022
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
Senior Geeta Karlcut waves the pride flag on Nov. 11, National Coming Out Day.

LGBTQ rights

Taryn Lam April 23, 2022
Students share their thoughts about relevant LGBTQ issues
Honor American Literature students ask questions in Carpenters Discord server Carpenter Official

Mark Carpenter uses Discord to communicate with students

Minjae Kang December 8, 2021
Looking into the effectiveness of Discord as a communication platform between students and teachers
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