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

Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du May 9, 2022
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
Senior Geeta Karlcut waves the pride flag on Nov. 11, National Coming Out Day.

LGBTQ rights

Taryn Lam April 23, 2022
Students share their thoughts about relevant LGBTQ issues
Redefining Music

Redefining Music

Shivani Verma May 22, 2021
Exploring the impact of LGBTQ+ representation in the music industry on listeners
The wide variety of students at MVHS would all benefit from more gender inclusive education. Illustration by Mira Wagner

Embracing gender inclusivity in light of “Zoomcoming” court nominations

Mira Wagner, Staff Writer March 6, 2021

n 2020 alone, American society underwent many changes, ranging from an unforeseen pandemic to a high-stakes presidential election. Simultaneously, recent shifts within the LGBTQ+ community were implemented...

A scene from Aligarh (2015)

Queer Characters are Absent in Bollywood Films

Anika Sharma January 23, 2021
Examining the lack of queer representation in Bollywood
The cover image of BL manhwa Painter of the Night by Byeonduck

Overstepping the boundary

Shivani Madhan and Kripa Mayureshwar December 5, 2020
Examining the implications of the BL industry with regards to the LGBTQ+ community
Graphic by Kripa Mayureshwar

To Elliot

Anika Sharma December 5, 2020
Reflecting on Elliot Page and my own experiences with Coming Out
Sophomore Brooke Frei sits in front of her trans pride flag.

Coming out

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer October 11, 2020
Exploring what it means to express oneself
Facing internalized homophobia

Facing internalized homophobia

Collin Qian and Alyssa Hui February 8, 2020
How MVHS students and teachers deal with internalized homophobia
The effects of toxic masculinity in a high school environment

The effects of toxic masculinity in a high school environment

Zara Iqbal, Sreya Kumar, and Jasmine Lee November 15, 2019
Individuals share experiences and perspectives on the popular phrase
Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Meet the students of the annual GSA Panel

Dhruvika Randad May 24, 2019

On May 13, the MVHS Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) hosted their weekly Monday lunch meeting to begin preparations for the annual GSA panel presented to Biology and Physiology classes, held on Friday,...

Step out into sunshine

Step out into sunshine

Dhruvika Randad October 25, 2018

To celebrate LGBTQ+ awareness and acceptance, MVHS’ Gender Sexuality and Alliance (GSA), held its biggest event of the year: National Coming Out Day. The door, courtesy of the drama department, was garnished...

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