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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Kenneth Gan poses with his pet python Udon in his classroom. 
Photo by Abha Dash

Animal Love

Abha Dash, Staff Writer October 10, 2022
Exploring teachers’ pets and the impact they have on them
Junior Tyra Lin’s corgi Mina sits for a photo at Yosemite National Park in January of 2019.

Pet Instas

Claire Wen and Melody Cui November 7, 2020
Students share about the Instagram accounts they created for their pets
(From L-R): Bryan Cranston as Chief, Bob Balaban as “King,” Koyu Rankin as “Atari Kobayashi,” Bill Murray as “Boss,” Edward Norton as “Rex” and Jeff Goldblum as “Duke” in the film ISLE OF DOGS. Photo Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

“Isle of Dogs” is pawsitively enjoyable

Michelle Wong March 31, 2018

etails, as in most Wes Anderson films, aren't ignored in "Isle of Dogs” — the Oscar-nominated director's whimsical second attempt at a feature-length stop motion film. The film features all elements...

Teachers and their dogs

Teachers and their dogs

Claire Lu April 25, 2014

1. Biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian Breed: Chocolate Labrador Retriever Name: Koochook Age: 5 years old   One of biology teacher Pooya Hajjarian’s first memories of Koochook was not...

Bye bye doggie

Bye bye doggie

Aafreen Mahmood April 27, 2010

 Milo moves out of the house   The month of April has been crazy for the Lau family. My mom is in the middle of selling our house, my older sister moved out into her own house and Milo...

Mr. Sunshine

Mr. Sunshine

Aafreen Mahmood April 13, 2010

Spring and Milo are the best of friends    Spring arrived just in time. Milo's post-surgery check up went well. The past is not hanging over him, and he can be a dog again. At least close...

Stay, dog

Stay, dog

Aafreen Mahmood March 21, 2010

Even though Milo is feeling better, he still wishes he could be running "Stay. Stay. Don't move!" I said as I slowly backed away from Milo, who was sitting in his bed. Once I was sure he won't move,...

A new life

A new life

Aafreen Mahmood March 4, 2010

The aftermath of the accident A week after the accident, we thought Milo was doing well. He was hopping around pretty quickly on three legs and not screaming as much as before when we were changing...

Unfortunate accident

Unfortunate accident

Aafreen Mahmood February 18, 2010

 Milo and my mom get hit by a car On Feb. 10, I'm half asleep when I picked up my cell phone at 6:08 p.m. At first, I didn't hear or understand what my mom was saying until I heard through her...

Hydrophobic dog

Hydrophobic dog

Aafreen Mahmood January 30, 2010

Milo faces his greatest fear of water during these rainy days We've all hated the recent downpour of endless rain. But the rainy season is not  the worst season for us alone, but also for Milo....

Trust or distrust

Trust or distrust

Aafreen Mahmood December 16, 2009

A little bit of trust can remove some suspicions and help build a lasting relationship   One day, I was over at a friend's house, and she has a dog that I felt naturally inclined...

Gotcha!

Gotcha!

Aafreen Mahmood November 18, 2009

Is it really worth it to trick those you love? Last night, my sister wanted to see what Milo would do if a man attacked her. So she and her boyfriend acted as if she was the victim and her boyfriend...

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