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

Experienced educators

Experienced educators

Meggie Chen and Liz Liu November 17, 2023

The switch from the traditional paper SAT and PSAT exams to online has some students uneasy about possible technical difficulties.

Testing the digital divide

Examining how changes to the PSAT and SAT will affect MVHS
A year of Yearbook

A year of Yearbook

Meggie Chen and Sarah Liu June 5, 2023
Exploring the challenges and triumphs of El Valedor
Voicing my insecurities

Voicing my insecurities

Meggie Chen June 2, 2023
Learning to stop disliking my own voice
Humor is subjective, and jokes about race are not different – its the situational context and understanding of the community that dictate whether theyre appropriate or not.

Is it a racist joke or just a joke about race?

Meggie Chen April 17, 2023
Exploring the nuances and morals of race jokes
Recycled actors in purported Asian films ironically reveal the lack of diversity that plagues the film industry.

It’s the same people

Meggie Chen April 17, 2023
Recycling actors reveals a lack of Asian representation in the entertainment industry
Senior and captain Ishita Pesati defends the ball from her opponent.

Girls Soccer beats Cupertino High School 1-0 on its senior night

Meggie Chen and Michelle Zheng February 17, 2023
Matadors emerge third in league and end the season with a win
Glass children are often overshadowed by their siblings, even when it is unintentional.

Glass Child

Meggie Chen February 17, 2023
Exploring how mental illness touches the lives of siblings
Sportswashing covers up and erases the problems faced by the country.

More than just a game

Meggie Chen , Sarah Liu, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 2, 2023
How sportswashing came into play at the World Cup
Raahul Srinivasan and Sumita Sami laugh at each other during a photoshoot on their wedding day.

The Art of Matchmaking

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta December 21, 2022
Examining how the perception of arranged marriage has shifted from the past to present
Although society tends to diminish the value of beautification efforts, we must remind ourselves that such a negative view is unneeded.

Staff Editorial: Beauty for ourselves

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta November 17, 2022

This June, influencer Jada Travis posted a TikTok explaining how she hasn’t shaved her armpit hair in three years because she said “I don’t care” in the grand scheme of things. Her TikTok went...

The team celebrates after winning the final point in the fourth set, defeating HHS 3-1.

Girls Volleyball beats Hillsdale High School 3-1 in the CCS Semifinals

Meggie Chen, Anna Jerolimov, and Michelle Zheng November 4, 2022
Matadors advance to the CCS Finals against Aragon High School on Nov. 5
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