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

Former El Estoque adviser Michelle Balmeo poses alongside the EE head editors holding the first issue of the 2011-2012 school year. Photo courtesy of Michelle Balmeo | Used with permission

Turning the page

Sophia D'Sa and Mihir Vishwarupe April 8, 2024

When MVHS alum ‘23 and former Editor-in-Chief Anna Jerolimov recalls her memories in El Estoque, one of the first things she remembers is the sense of community she felt with her fellow staff members....

Illustration | Michelle Zheng

Viral vs. verified

Ananya Chaudhary and Michelle Zheng March 8, 2024

Just three days after its grand opening, Schoolyard Bagels, a bagel store adjacent to New York’s Syracuse University, declared itself temporarily closed. Hearing this news prompted MVHS ‘20 alum and...

Cam on camera

Cam on camera

Arjun Dhruv and Ananda Singh October 3, 2023

Cam Inman became a professional sports journalist at 16 years old — at least, that’s what he likes to tell people when they ask how his career in sports journalism took off. Since athletes turn professional...

The 2021-2022 El Estoque staff poses for a group photo at the end of my first late night.

A new voice of my own

Krish Dev June 4, 2023

Logging onto Zoom for fourth period was far more daunting than I had anticipated. Not only was this class an entirely new experience for me, but it was also the day I had to make a crucial decision: choosing...

Journalists should be respected when voicing their opinion and not  censored

Protecting our voice

Abha Dash, Arjun Dhruv, and Gauri Manoj February 15, 2023

Protecting our voices “They don’t respect us as student journalists.” This was the headline of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s editorial after hearing that their journalism advisor...

The El Estoque staff celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District on Feb. 24, 2019.

Honoring the First Amendment

Shuvi Jha January 28, 2020
Why free press should be extended to all student journalists

El Estoque: Behind the story

Brian Xu November 25, 2019
Unpacking El Estoque student journalists’ reporting process on story favorites
Students practice writing personality profiles in a NorCal Media Day session.

Journalism Education Association NorCal Media Day 2019

Brian Xu October 25, 2019
El Estoque gains exposure to other publications and professionals at annual journalism conference
A NASA Earth Observatory image taken in August 2019 that captures the Amazon rainforests burning fires. Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data from NASA EOSDIS, and data from the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)

Addressing the sparse media coverage of the Amazon fires

Oishee Misra September 1, 2019
Uncovering the drawbacks of social media activism
Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Behind the budget: School Site Council 2018-19

Kamyar Moradi and Brian Xu April 12, 2019

ield trips are often hallmarks of many students’ high school experiences. For them, memories are created while traveling outside of their mundane daily routines. However, the work put into funding...

The rising price of the truth

The rising price of the truth

Brandon Ng April 11, 2019

As student journalists, we try to learn from the best, often looking to professional publications to help us kickstart an idea. They could inspire us with a creative lede, a seamless transition between...

Hear Us: the students

Hear Us: the students

Elena Khan and Tina Low February 16, 2019

Here us: the students Freedom of speech, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is defined as the legal right to express one’s opinion freely. However, there are many nuances to this definition,...

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