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

Sheltering students from information that parents deem inappropriate robs students of a quality education.

Us vs. them

Niveda Hari and Sarah Liu September 27, 2023
The parental rights movement undermines comprehensive education
Heres a cookie

Here’s a cookie

Kripa Mayureshwar June 1, 2023
Exploring how the choices we make on the internet affect our online privacy
Valuing nutritional values too much can lead to dangerous hyper-fixation, making it essential to draw a line between nutritional education and nutritional obsession.

Nutritional education must accommodate for students who have struggled

Aashi Venkat March 25, 2023
Discussing the problematic nature of urging students to track their eating
Women often feel compelled to get rid of certain linguistic tendencies and phrases to talk more like men

Stop policing how women talk

Sarah Liu March 24, 2023
Advising women to change their language contributes to conformity to masculine norms
Whether used personally or observed, the use of dark humor allows for individuals to laugh and make light of traumatic events, which in return releases endorphins that can lead to improved mental health.

When does dark humor become too dark?

Ananya Chaudhary March 20, 2023
Examining when the use of dark humor is appropriate
Glass children are often overshadowed by their siblings, even when it is unintentional.

Glass Child

Meggie Chen February 17, 2023
Exploring how mental illness touches the lives of siblings
High schools should distribute free condoms to promote positive sexual behaviors.

Changing contraception culture

Sarah Liu and Gauri Manoj February 12, 2023
Why high schools should make condoms free and easily-accessible
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
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