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

MVHS will partner with the African American Scholars Project starting in the 2023-24 school year.

MVHS administration implements African American Scholar’s Project

A B building bathroom wall was graffitied with the words “Kill all n******” on March 10, 2022. A video of a student saying the N word was sent to MVHS staff on Feb. 28, 2023. Although MVHS has established...

Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disneys upcoming The Little Mermaid live action remake.

Who’s watching?

Sonia Verma May 18, 2023

An 84-second teaser for Disney’s live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” was released on Sept. 9 and within hours, the hashtag #notmyariel went viral on social media. The tag consisted of...

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
MVHS principal Ben Clausnitzer sent an email to Monta Vista students and parents two days after a video of a student saying a racial slur circulated among staff members.

BREAKING: MVHS student uses the N-word in a video shared with staff

Megha Mummaneni March 4, 2023
On March 2, an email concerning a racist video was sent to the MVHS community
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court

The Senators’ Agenda: How race, gender and politics defined Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing

Melody Cui and Kripa Mayureshwar April 12, 2022
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court
Junior Greyson Mobley noticed the graffiti in the B-building boys bathroom during third period on March 10. Photo by Greyson Mobley | Used with permission

Bathroom vandals perpetuate hate

Shivani Verma and Kripa Mayureshwar March 16, 2022
MVHS administration responds to racial slurs, hate symbols and other vandalism
Race in Sports

Race in Sports

Exploring the different facets of race in sports
Two people hold a basketball with a projected American flag.

Examining racism in sports

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor February 18, 2022
Looking into how racial microaggressions and bias affect student athletes
The state of Critical Race Theory legislature varies across the country

Let’s Talk CRT

Anushka De and Tvisha Gupta February 16, 2022
Opposition to Critical Race Theory prevents racial equality
Examining the histories of anti-racism efforts at the Nevada Joint Union High School District

CRT sparks controversy at NJUHSD

Aashna Patel and Jannah Sheriff February 12, 2022

Growing up in Grass Valley in Nevada County, the county with the highest white population in California, 2014 Bear River High School alum Alex Moses always felt different due to his multiracial identity....

Defining Critical Race Theory

Defining Critical Race Theory

Mira Wagner and Jayanti Jha February 12, 2022
Understanding CRT and how it is taught and understood in classrooms
ILLUSTRATION | GAURI MANOJ

Tokenism and Tropes

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

Hollywood is not only the biggest entertainment industry, it is also home to one of the most diverse audiences, which is exactly why it has fallen under fire for its lack of inclusivity. Though the industry...

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