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

Senior Jaebeum Cho used to go by J. Cho to prevent mispronunciations, however after gaining appreciation for his name in recent years he has started going by Jaebeum.

Actually it’s pronounced…

Chiran Arumugam and Darpan Singh December 27, 2022
Examining the struggles behind ethnic names in America
Although realizing and embracing my sexual orientation has been a terrifying experience, releasing this butterfly and ultimately coming out has been incredibly rewarding

Undergoing metamorphosis

Aashi Venkat November 25, 2021
My experience of finally coming to terms with my identity
An illustration of a student shedding their mask and revealing their identity to others.

Icebreakers work

Ishaani Dayal November 12, 2021
All classes should provide students the opportunity to share about themselves
Illustration of a woman wearing a saree, a traditional Indian outfit

Beginning with Bollywood

Kripa Mayureshwar September 25, 2021
Reconnecting with my culture through Bollywood music
My sister and I, age 2, sit in a double stroller. We were often dressed in similar clothing when younger.

Double Trouble

Michelle Chen January 18, 2020
How being a twin has shaped my character
Orange Clothing

Looking through orange lenses

Rachel Jiang November 18, 2019
The reasons why I decided to wear bright colors and how that changed my personality.
Graphic by Annie Zhang

The metamorphosis of self: How the Myers-Briggs personality test sheds light onto identity

Annie Zhang October 1, 2019
Interpreting how the Myers-Briggs personality test gave insight into my identity
Visual for Stamp Column

I am always a piece away

Rachel Jiang September 11, 2019
Exploring how stamps have inspired me to do things that define me right now
Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Hannah Lee, Emily Xia, Ruth Feng, Elena Khan, and Aditya Dash September 27, 2018
The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isnt worth it

The race for admission: Lying about racial identity just isn’t worth it

Elizabeth Han April 22, 2016

Story by Amita Mahajan and Elizabeth Han e’ve grown up in a world where we’re taught that “lying is bad.” But when the exact consequences are minimal and the benefits add on, the urge to lie...

Spurious: Students adopt alternative identities

Spurious: Students adopt alternative identities

Renee Pu January 22, 2016

Co-written by Sanjana Murthy Beginning in 2016, CollegeBoard will offer a new version of the SAT with a revamped vocab section aimed to dissuade students from using flashcards to “memorize obscure...

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