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

High schools should distribute free condoms to promote positive sexual behaviors.

Changing contraception culture

Sarah Liu and Gauri Manoj February 12, 2023
Why high schools should make condoms free and easily-accessible
The moment the emptiness began to feel like too much, I crammed my schedule full of work.

Stressing about no stress

Tvisha Gupta February 8, 2023
Giving myself the room to breathe while unlearning my constant need to work
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
Far but close

Far but close

Arjun Dhruv, Staff Writer December 20, 2022

A mix of tears and blood ran down my face. I wasn’t in pain — I was frustrated that I could do nothing to get back at her. The voices of my parents yelling at my sister and I faded out, and I simply...

Senior Aneesha Sinha places a star on the Christmas Tree, a tradition common amongst many families in America.

Has Santa stolen Christmas from Baby Jesus?

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao December 20, 2022
Exploring the religious significance of Christmas to students at MVHS
Technology mania

Technology mania

Mihir Vishwarupe December 14, 2022
Coming to terms with the widespread internet addiction surrounding our lives
Back to home

Back to home

Eshika Tiwari December 14, 2022
A story of how my relationship with my dad grew.
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...

Dont ask questions

Don’t ask questions

Tvisha Gupta and Anna Jerolimov November 15, 2022
How the American school system discourages curiosity
Greenwashing often derives from a lack of transparency or care.

Clean and green

Sarah Liu November 13, 2022

In the last two years, nearly half of the $23.7 million spent on Google search ads by five major oil companies have targeted search terms relating to sustainability, according to a report published by...

As a kid, I loved books. However, the farther I got into high school, the more I lost my passion for reading.

Picking up the pages

Tvisha Gupta November 13, 2022

The words of the book on my lap spiraled around me as I read through the slow city scene detailed in the pages in front of me. The characters laughed, cheered and chattered excitedly as they clung to each...

Photo by Ekrulila | Used with permission (Pexels)

Applying to college for myself

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer November 5, 2022

“How many colleges are you applying to?” “Which Ivy League schools do you think you have a shot at?” “Don’t you think you can do better?”  The questions hurtle a million miles an hour...

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