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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Beyond the glimmer

Yixuan (Joyce) Li November 3, 2023

Sitting at a desk, the only light is coming from a computer screen at full brightness and the only sound is coming from an unfamiliar song lost in shuffle play. The gap between idling and taking action...

Feeling bad about test scores is normal, but its important to understand that improvement is not linear. Illustration by Yixuan (Joyce) Li

Climbing the mountain to self-growth

Yixuan (Joyce) Li and Riya Murthy September 29, 2023
Debuking the idea of linear growth in self-improvement
Rewriting my inner expectations

Rewriting my inner expectations

Riya Murthy, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

I like poetry. Maybe it’s the way words flow on paper like waves in the ocean, or the way its rhythm itches my brain the right way, but it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed reading and writing....

The Encanto movie poster features the Madrigal family, with Mirabel Madrigal as the focus of the picture

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ is the embodiment of accurate representation

Aashi Venkat January 29, 2022
Analyzing the impact of the representation within “Encanto”
Expectations for the new cafeteria

Expectations for the new cafeteria

Varsha Venkat April 23, 2014
Students and staff share their thoughts on the new building and their hopes for its future use.
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