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

Photo | Meggie Chen

The invisible gap

Meggie Chen and Michelle Zheng January 27, 2024

It’s not uncommon to hear teachers parroting the phrase “grades don’t matter, learning does” —  and while the intention is undoubtedly good, and in many ways correct, this sentiment also fails...

As we move into adulthood, a balanced integration of work and life becomes increasingly important.

Live to work? or Work to live?

Suhana Mahabal January 26, 2024

Scrolling through TikTok, one might come across a video where the first frame reads, ‘Being a full-time artist’ with a photo of a woman smiling. However, the second photo says ‘Telling people I’m...

Star-studded activism

Star-studded activism

Meggie Chen and Aidan Ruan December 9, 2023
Exploring the flawed expectation for celebrities to share political opinions
Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Shifting away from electric vehicles

Ethan Yang and Michelle Zheng November 29, 2023

You have probably seen the electric vehicle charging stations in MVHS’s parking lot. These 16 electric vehicle charging stations are a result of FUHSD partaking in the Charge! program that aims to expand...

Beyond the numbers

Sarah Liu, Megha Mummaneni, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Schools should not be ranked solely by their academic achievements

In the face of climate change

Crystal Cheng and Sarah Liu November 3, 2023
Examining the duality of the role of hope in the climate change movement
DIY diagnoses

DIY diagnoses

Niveda Hari November 2, 2023

After COVID-19, mental health awareness has skyrocketed due to the increase in mental health issues. This is one of many changes we’ve seen post-lockdown. But the supposed “fix” that mental health...

MVHS students may be inclined to write trauma essays in response to college essay prompts, creating a problematic mindset. Illustration by Kathryn Foo

Trading trauma for admission

Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai October 19, 2023

olleges love a good underdog — a story of someone starting from the bottom, taking the unlucky cards they were dealt, then rising to the occasion and becoming the model student. So, every year, when...

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
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