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

From farm to table

From farm to table

Exploring the processes and people behind the food we eat at MVHS
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...

Lisa Smith shows off the multiple stick-and-poke tattoos she did on herself the summer before freshman year, including X’s across her knuckles and a skull.

Forever Inked

Dahlia Schilling and Jiya Singh November 10, 2022

Dragons and flowers are among the most common tattoo designs in the United States. They’re also a few of the many tattoos that English teacher Jessica Kaufman has. Although California law prevents...

Cafeteria Crackdown

El Estoque’s Arts & Entertainment section assesses school lunches
The Midnights album cover features Taylor Swift clicking a lighter, with the flame to her face

Taylor Swift flawlessly returns to pop with “Midnights”

Jiya Singh and Aashi Venkat October 26, 2022
“Midnights” manages to both complement and diversify the singer-songwriter’s discography
Targeted advertisements tend to pop up on social media platforms such as Instagram, and typically advertise products the user has shown prior interest in.

Ad 2 Cart

Understanding thoughts behind fashion and social media advertising

The Matadors prepare themselves in anticipation for Fremont High School’s offensive play.

Varsity Football loses 17-13 against Fremont High School

Nameek Chowdhury, Jiya Singh, and Aashi Venkat September 18, 2022
Matadors miss a game-winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter
Jennette McCurdy poses in front of a backdrop of her recent memoir, ready to reveal the industrys dark secrets and her true saddening story

“I’m Glad My Mom Died” reveals the harsh reality of childhood stardom

Jiya Singh August 23, 2022

TW: This article contains mentions of eating disorders, alcoholism, sexual assault, abuse and death Chapter 91: “Why do we romanticize the dead? Why can’t we be honest about them? Especially moms,...

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

It’s not really reality, but that’s OK

Aashna Patel and Jiya Singh June 6, 2022

JS: Imagine this — you set up a social media account after having sworn to never do so your entire life. You’ve made a special connection with a young, beautiful girl named Rebecca. You thought...

Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Belshe | The chaperones for 2022s combined prom pose on the deck of the ship where prom takes place as they pass by the Golden Gate Bridge

All Aboard!

Jiya Singh May 26, 2022

After being canceled for the last two years due to the pandemic, prom is back at MVHS. This year, as a combined event with juniors and seniors, aspects of both Junior Prom and Senior Ball were taken to...

The MV IASA officer team kicks off Spotlite on India 2022 with a welcome from President and senior Atmaja Patil.

IASA hosts first in-person Spotlite on India in two years

Shivani Madhan and Jiya Singh April 18, 2022
Diving deeper into the night of cultural performances
One of my strategies to release my stress was scribbling on a piece of paper, helping me be more at ease when I got ready for sleep.

The only one awake

Jiya Singh March 16, 2022

Dear Diary, It’s happening again. I’m lying in my room at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, just sitting here and thinking because I can’t fall asleep. It’s been 6 hours, wide awake in my bed; my brain’s...

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