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

BeReal isn’t as real as it makes it out to be

An authentic take on BeReal

Avni Gandhi and Manas Kottakota November 12, 2022

BeReal, a new photo-sharing app, has gained popularity among Gen Z in mid 2022. One notification is sent out each day to let users know they have two minutes to post, but users can also post a “late”...

New counselor Ashley Voigt checks emails in her office. Photo by Avni Gandhi

MVHS welcomes Counselor Ashley Voigt

Avni Gandhi and Aashna Patel September 14, 2022

Counselor Ashley Voigt shares that when she was a high school student at MVHS in 2008, the college application process was “very unique and scary,” especially since she was a first generation college...

The Srivastava family lights diyas for a Diwali puja.

Fireworks, food and culture bring families together during Diwali

Mira Wagner November 9, 2021
Students and staff discuss their experiences celebrating the Hindu holiday
In a spinoff from the New York Times Tiny Love Stories series, these stories are pockets of love within our community

Tiny Love Stories

Anushka De and Oishee Misra February 14, 2021
Finding pockets of love within our community
5 student-athletes share the meanings behind unique sports phrases. Photo by Hannah Lee

Man on the street: Athletes share special phrases from their sports

Jayanti Jha February 9, 2021
Unpacking the meaning behind pancakes, bogeys and splats in sports
The opening slide from the WiSTEM interest meeting presentation. Slide used with permission from Claire Wen

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

Alyssa Umino September 26, 2019
In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start
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