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

Although society tends to diminish the value of beautification efforts, we must remind ourselves that such a negative view is unneeded.

Staff Editorial: Beauty for ourselves

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta November 17, 2022

This June, influencer Jada Travis posted a TikTok explaining how she hasn’t shaved her armpit hair in three years because she said “I don’t care” in the grand scheme of things. Her TikTok went...

Greenwashing often derives from a lack of transparency or care.

Clean and green

Sarah Liu November 13, 2022

In the last two years, nearly half of the $23.7 million spent on Google search ads by five major oil companies have targeted search terms relating to sustainability, according to a report published by...

Doing something for the sake of getting a prize prevents us from pursuing our true passions. Photo Illustration|Meggie Chen

Passionless Participation

Meggie Chen October 14, 2022
A nuanced look at how participation prizes perpetuate a culture of extrinsic motivation
What can we do?

What can we do?

Melody Cui and Anna Jerolimov October 14, 2022
Coming to terms with the individual impact we have on combating climate change
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story features actor Evan Peters, with the series poster portraying Peters staring menacingly into the audiences eyes.

“Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is an unethical monstrosity

Samika Bhatkar and Aashi Venkat October 8, 2022
Examining the internet’s disturbing obsession with Jeffrey Dahmer
The state of Critical Race Theory legislature varies across the country

Let’s Talk CRT

Anushka De and Tvisha Gupta February 16, 2022
Opposition to Critical Race Theory prevents racial equality
Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet

Internet humor unites generations

Kripa Mayureshwar December 12, 2021
Examining the evolution and influence of humor communicated over the internet
An interactive image created with Genially defining various AAVE phrases

Giving credit where it’s due

Shivani Madhan December 11, 2021
Examining the linguistic appropriation of AAVE in modern rhetoric
The 4 key themes of the Ethnic Studies curriculum are identity, history and movement, systems of power, and social movements and equity.

Ethnic Studies is required beginning 2025-26 school year

Diya Bahl December 10, 2021
How the recent California requirement should be implemented at MVHS
Its time to take action against climate change. Whats a better place to start than our textbooks?

Comprehensive climate curriculum is crucial

Sarah Liu December 7, 2021

Climate change is part of the core curriculum of three MVHS courses: freshman Biology, AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. Yet, only one of these courses is required for graduation.  In a world...

An illustration of an individual with a TV on their head | Graphic by Kripa Mayureshwar

Escapism provides distractions, not solutions

Aashi Venkat and Ishaani Dayal September 24, 2021
Analyzing the downsides of finding connections outside of reality
Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should

The apathetic student response

Kripa Mayureshwar March 12, 2021
Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should
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