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

To my 婆婆

To my 婆婆

Sophia Ma June 7, 2022
Expressing gratitude for the lessons I’ve learned from my grandma
I started out in the Kennedy Middle School Speech Club, and in high school, became part of Monta Vista Speech and Debate.

Throwing away my fear

April Wang, Copy Editor May 27, 2022

I am, and will always be, an introvert. No one can tell me otherwise. Let’s face it, anyone who knew me in elementary school will probably remember me as the girl who was perpetually hunched over and...

Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng May 27, 2022

S: Hi, I’m Sarah and I'm an older sibling. M: Hi, I’m Michelle and I'm a younger sibling. S & M: And today we’ll be discussing common sibling stereotypes! M: Stereotype number one:...

Is it too much?

Is it too much?

April 27, 2022
A walk down memory lane, showing how my taste in clothes has evolved to be more modest.
Unlearning pressures at MVHS

Unlearning pressures at MVHS

Nameek Chowdhury April 26, 2022

Believing that he and others are enclosed in a bubble where everyone obsesses over grades, senior Nilay Kundu describes the experience as a student in Cupertino to be one of academic priority. Through...

Portraits of the eight people I interviewed during my four day stay in New York City.

The humans I met in New York

Krish Dev April 19, 2022

It had been more than two years since the last time I had been on a plane, but after finding a ticket to New York City for $70 and having some time to kill, I booked a four day adventure. I boarded the...

Chit-Chat

Chit-Chat

Exploring various types of conversations in our community
People often assume others racial identity based on preconceived notions surrounding their physical appearance.

White passing

Anna Jerolimov March 31, 2022
Forcing mixed race people to choose one reinforces arbitrary racial categories
Living with depression and anxiety

Living with depression and anxiety

Shivani Madhan March 21, 2022
My experiences being diagnosed with mental health challenges
If you can just look up

If you can just look up

April Wang March 18, 2022

To me of six years ago, trudging your way through fourth grade: Hi. Hello. Perhaps this letter is a little unnecessary considering you’ll figure this out anyhow. But maybe someday people will develop...

Disconnect

Disconnect

Sarah Liu March 16, 2022

Whenever I go to visit my grandma on the East Coast, our conversations in English are often stilted and filled with pauses and grammar mistakes. My dad and my grandma, however, communicate in Taiwanese...

Feedback feels uncomfortable

Feedback feels uncomfortable

Angela Zhang March 16, 2022

“How do I put this? The essay doesn’t really have substance. You probably need to rethink the central theme.”  Bam. The criticism from my writing teacher hit me like a slap. I looked down at...

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