El Estoque

The most prominent voice is against Regnarts closure.

Regnart parents discuss their views

December 11, 2021
Regnart Elementary School parents share their thoughts on the school closure
Ive struggled with trying to define my own passions separately from what Im told that I should want.

What do I want?

April Wang, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

Early last year, my parents surprised me with a wonderful birthday present: a college counselor. What fun. After I put the looming and inescapable anxiety of having to actually get my life together...

Body goals

“Body goals”

Geethikaa Tarra September 21, 2021
Examining the toxicity behind using the phrase “body goals"
An illustration of the pink Power Ranger from the childrens television show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

“Not like other girls”

Kripa Mayureshwar March 28, 2021
Coming to terms with my own internalized misogyny
The MVHS community looks back on initial COVID-19 pandemic reactions a year later.

A year of reflection

Krish Dev and Leanna Sun March 26, 2021

 Last year in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, and countries began to impose stay-at-home orders. For many of us, March 13 marked the last...

Posing in front of Chinese red lanterns with my mom.

Good Morning, Collin. Good Night, Mom.

Collin Qian March 25, 2021

Ever since I was 13, my mom and I have been separated. Not by the six-foot spacing that we have gotten accustomed to over the pandemic, but a 6,171-mile gap, to be precise. I lived under the calm blue...

Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should

The apathetic student response

Kripa Mayureshwar March 12, 2021
Reasons why students might not keep up with the news and why they should
Ode to libraries

Ode to libraries

Justin E Kim March 8, 2021
How my book-filled room has helped me reminisce about the library environment
Envisioning the new normal

Envisioning the “new normal”

Kripa Mayureshwar February 11, 2021
Why the prospect of our lives going back to normal is terrifying
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
Touching John Harvards shoe on a field trip in middle school.

Thank you, college admissions

Collin Qian, Sports Editor October 28, 2020
Finding myself as a result of the college application process
College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

College admissions should be merit-based, here’s why | EE Opinion

Tanish Mendki, Devin Gupta, and Jefferson Le March 4, 2020
Of many controversial topics, college admissions is one of the most pertinent to Monta Vista high school. In this video, El Estoque staff writers Devin Gupta and Tanish Mendki explore why admissions should be merit-based
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