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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid

Gavin Hung, Staff Writer May 5, 2021

During our freshman year, junior Bhuvan Balagar and I had the idea of creating a podcast that broke down new technological advancements in a conversational manner. We spent a large portion of the summer...

I gazed out the window that faces me every day.

What am I living for?

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer March 12, 2021
Reflecting on why I keep going every day
A Fremont High School teacher shares about her experiences growing up undocumented, the relief that DACA brought her and the work she does now supporting undocumented students at her school.

Keep the dream alive

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari February 11, 2020
Community members discuss the personal and legal implications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) being rescinded
Nothing is Permanent

Nothing is Permanent

Tanish Mendki February 1, 2020
A lesson from the sudden death of a family friend
Graphic by Annie Zhang

A tie between reality and spirituality: How déjà vu keeps me in tune with fate

Annie Zhang September 3, 2019
Deciphering my encounters with déjà vu
Skipping into Retirement

Skipping into Retirement

Jai Uparkar May 22, 2019

here were two things math teacher Skip Mueller never wanted to become: a salesman or a teacher. He ended up working in sales engineering for 17 years after graduating from college with a civil engineering...

The Sex Talk

The Sex Talk

Karen Sanchez October 20, 2017

alking into science class is a mundane experience for 7th graders attending Kennedy Middle School (KMS). But, there’s one particular day that is different. Instead of the usual indifference one displays...

The impact of Fenty Beauty

The impact of Fenty Beauty

Michelle Wong October 8, 2017

ith the increased advocacy for diversity, makeup brands seem to be attempting to make their products accessible for a wider variety of people. On Sept. 8, Rihanna released her makeup line, Fenty Beauty,...

Choosing the dream team

Choosing the dream team

Aditya Dash September 22, 2017

s the clock ticks towards the start of the National Football League fantasy draft on Sept. 6th, sophomore Rohit Kumar is already planning out who to draft. With the high stakes, he knows that he must make...

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With age comes change

Karen Sanchez September 13, 2017

As the cable car glided along it’s path in the air, she couldn’t help but shed tears in response to the gut-wrenching terror. Every single time one of her family members shifted slightly in their seats,...

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