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

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
Steeped in nostalgia

Steeped in nostalgia

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor March 9, 2020
Pop culture and corporate ads are rife with nostalgia and we shouldn’t blindly accept reiterations of the same concept.
High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

High school probably isn’t going to be the best four years of your life, and that’s OK

Lakshanyaa Ganesh February 7, 2020

e’ve all seen those movies — the ones with wistful scenes of young love and late night adventures. The teenagers in all these movies seem to live their lives with reckless abandon, forming a collection...

So… what exactly is going on?

So… what exactly is going on?

Sara Entezar February 8, 2019

Certainly, news comprehension has failed to take root. Prior to the ‘fake news’ era bombarding of recent years, news coherency concerns extended to the principles of news comprehension. The diction...

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Stand-up comedians are the opposite of racist

Rana Aghababazadeh January 21, 2019

n El Estoque’s October issue, EE Opinion explored the dark side of humor, and how people have developed an instinct to deliberately seek offense from humor, especially from race-related jokes. Because...

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

China currently holding Muslims in “re-education camps”

Zara Iqbal, Opinion editor January 19, 2019

“For four days, they strung me up. My toes barely brushed the ground. For four days, they didn’t let me sleep. Tormenting me, torturing me.” This is only a fraction of the intense torture Omar...

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