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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

My first teaching experiences all began with speech. Illustration | April Wang

Lessons on teaching

April Wang, Copy Editor November 27, 2022

Honestly, I think I’m a good teacher. That wasn’t really something I ever thought I’d say. It still isn’t. Looking at all my favorite teachers, they’ve always been patient. Professional....

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

April Wang, Copy Editor November 13, 2022

Let me just put out there that I approve of affirmative action. I think it is necessary, and I think it should not be torn down. Personal opinions aside, the issue of affirmative action gets tiring...

Dismantling the ‘girlboss’ in the mirror

April Wang, Copy Editor October 7, 2022

I remember the first time I watched “Mulan,” I was enamored with Mulan’s countless shows of strength and skill. I saw her as the epitome of a strong Chinese woman, and thought to myself that she...

Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

April Wang, Copy Editor September 7, 2022

Ingredients Raw taro Rock sugar Boba (anywhere between ¼ to 1 cup, doesn’t really matter) ¼ cup brown sugar Red bean paste/cooked red bean Unsweetened coconut milk Grass...

Inflation rates have gone up in the U.S. due to the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine | Graphic by April Wang

Inflation impacts students and staff

Minjae Kang, Alex Zhang, April Wang, and Manas Kottakota August 12, 2022
Looking into how rising prices challenge the FUHSD community
I started out in the Kennedy Middle School Speech Club, and in high school, became part of Monta Vista Speech and Debate.

Throwing away my fear

April Wang, Copy Editor May 27, 2022

I am, and will always be, an introvert. No one can tell me otherwise. Let’s face it, anyone who knew me in elementary school will probably remember me as the girl who was perpetually hunched over and...

Study season

Study season

April Wang and Lillian Wang April 27, 2022
Juniors take on second semester testing
Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

April Wang, Copy Editor April 23, 2022

When El Estoque took a trip to the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Los Angeles this year, I was ecstatic. Four days with little adult supervision, what a freaking miracle! Down with vegetables!...

If you can just look up

If you can just look up

April Wang March 18, 2022

To me of six years ago, trudging your way through fourth grade: Hi. Hello. Perhaps this letter is a little unnecessary considering you’ll figure this out anyhow. But maybe someday people will develop...

Graphic by Kripa Mayurweshar

What it means to dress differently

April Wang February 16, 2022

As a child, sophomore Lemon Liu was often mistaken as a boy, and even now, their appearance sometimes leads to confusion over their identity. She can recall multiple times when people used he/him pronouns...

Language in Media

Language in Media

Examining how the rhetoric used in modern media permeates our daily lives
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