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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

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My mom, my dad and me

Shivani Verma June 6, 2022
How I realized that the two versions of myself were one all along
Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

Sophia Chen May 24, 2022
How my dad inspired my love for sports
Students take anonymous survey

Students of stepfamilies share about their family dynamics

Prisha Tiwari, Features Editor December 10, 2021
Overheard on the survey: Students answer questions about their stepfamilies on our anonymous survey
Revisiting the holidays

Revisiting the holidays

Sophia Ma and Aashi Venkat December 7, 2021
Students and staff share their most memorable moments from the holiday season
Spending quality time

Spending quality time

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor October 29, 2021
Observing how people people prioritize and spend time with loved ones
One of the nights I spent crocheting the purple scarf on my bed for my moms birthday.

Gifting my time

Jiya Singh October 23, 2021
Exploring the pressure of hand-making gifts
My sister, Samhitha, and I stand on the sofa brushing and playing with our maternal grandpas hair.

Having close relationships with grandparents is a privilege

Geethikaa Tarra October 20, 2021
Experiencing the joys and sorrows of creating or maintaining a meaningful bond with grandparents
The Phillips proudly pose  after winning bronze at a preseason tournament in freshmen year.

Team Phillip

Irene Tang and Angela Zhang September 23, 2021
Twins Matthew and Thomas Philip reflect on playing soccer together
Teammates by Chance

Teammates by Chance

Exploring the impacts of playing the same sport as a family member
Freshman Jennifer Long and her mother Catherine visit a water park in China when Long was three years old.

Appreciating Mom

Shivani Madhan and Claire Wen May 9, 2021
Students reminisce about memories with their mothers
Used with Permission// Viha Srinivas

Senior Bucket List

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

March 13, 2020 proved to be a difficult day for the entire world, but for then junior Aditi Singh, it was an opportunity waiting to be seized. She began writing down a list of things she would set out...

A year of bonding

A year of bonding

Mira Wagner, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

The beginning of quarantine that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic proved relaxing for physics teacher Michael Lordan. The extra time at home and alleviated stress from work allowed him and his wife,...

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