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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

Analyzing the variety of definitions associated with the word

FEMINIST

Taryn Lam and Anika Ramachandran September 28, 2023
Examining the community’s stance on the evolution of the word “Feminist”

Dismantling the ‘girlboss’ in the mirror

April Wang, Copy Editor October 7, 2022

I remember the first time I watched “Mulan,” I was enamored with Mulan’s countless shows of strength and skill. I saw her as the epitome of a strong Chinese woman, and thought to myself that she...

Photo courtesy of Riya Ranjan

MVHS senior wins 3rd in national essay competition

Jefferson Le December 9, 2021

Senior Riya Ranjan won third place, with special jury distinction, in the 2021 David McCullough Essay Contest on Sept, 26, winning $1,000 in scholarship money.  Over 70 high school juniors and seniors...

Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment

“Bitch”

Oishee Misra and Iman Malik April 1, 2021
Examining the internalized misogyny behind using “bitch” to denote empowerment
An illustration of the pink Power Ranger from the childrens television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Not like other girls”

Kripa Mayureshwar March 28, 2021
Coming to terms with my own internalized misogyny
Students use Instagram to spread awareness about their own experiences with the threat of sexual harassment and assault, and how to remedy those issues

“The experience of too many women”

Anushka De and Prisha Tiwari March 22, 2021
Young women take to Instagram to share their experiences as women and facing the threat of sexual harassment and assault
Examining how sex education curriculum neglects to discuss female masturbation

Va-MINE-a

Anushka De and Oishee Misra December 16, 2020
Examining how sex education curriculum neglects to discuss female masturbation
Advocating to use more meaningful rhetoric as opposed to inflammatory phrases such as “Kill All Men”

Let’s denounce KAM

Oishee Misra December 16, 2020
Advocating to use more meaningful rhetoric as opposed to inflammatory phrases such as “Kill All Men”
Yes, she can.

Yes, she can.

Exploring different facets of feminism and how they impact students, staff and alumni
 Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B.s hit single WAP is a boundary breaking anthem of womens sexual liberation

“Respect” to “WAP”: Examining the progress of women’s empowerment

Anushka De, Features Editor October 12, 2020
Exploring the dichotomy of women’s sexual liberation presented by songs throughout history
Being Brave: This monthly column explores bravery and this months topic is facing my fear of contradicting others  and speaking with authority.

Taking inspiration from the saying ‘Well behaved women rarely make history’

Anushka De, News Editor February 2, 2020
My journey to finding the courage to stand by my values and lift my voice
7,500 people gather to march from the San Jose City Hall to Arena Green for the fourth-annual San Jose Women’s March.

San Jose Women’s March takes place on Jan. 21

Swara Tewari and Tina Low January 27, 2020
Marchers share their views on politics and the power of mass protests
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