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

Sophmore Haneen Moharram with her hijab

It’s just a choice

Samika Bhatkar and Jiya Singh November 17, 2022

Religious head coverings are common in many religions, like turbans in Sikhism, kapps for the Amish and tichels in Judaism. In Islam, hijabs, which cover the neck and head are one of several headcoverings...

Students from the University of Southern California march around USCs campus to protest Mahsa Aminis death and the lack of womens rights in Iran.

Reflecting on the Iran protests

Sonia Verma, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang October 22, 2022

One of the student sources in this story is anonymous due to safety concerns and will be referred to as Student A. Following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was taken into custody by Iran’s morality...

The perception of Muslims

The perception of Muslims

Zara Iqbal October 29, 2017

    In World Core, we watched a mini documentary called “30 Days: Muslim and America” about a Christian man who “became” a Muslim for 30 days. He performed close to everything...

A closer look at the Nike Pro Hijab

A closer look at the Nike Pro Hijab

Andrea Schlitt March 31, 2017

Illustration by Shriya Deshpande n March 7, Nike announced its new step towards inclusivity with the Nike Pro Hijab. Figure skater Zahra Lari and Nike+ Run Club Coach Manal Rostom are among the many...

Junior Ismat Junaid, senior Arif Hasan, junior Dania Khurshid, sophomore Zuhayeer Musa: Though all from Islamic backgrounds, these four students, with religious identifications ranging from agnostic to sermon-giver, have practiced the religion to varying degrees at one time or another. Photo illustration by Christophe Haubursin.

Muslims in America

Sara Yang April 9, 2012

In our April issue, Special Report documented the intersection of cultures for students, parents and teachers. One such story focused on freshman Anwar Ali-Ahmad, his parents and their experiences...

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