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

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 22, 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...

Flowers rest outside of two of the Atlanta spas targeted by the shootings

Anti-Asian hate crimes surge during the pandemic

Jannah Sheriff April 8, 2021
A recent rise in violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans has sparked concern and fear among the community.
MLK links arms with protestors at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

The continued erasure of MLK’s legacy

Jannah Sheriff January 24, 2021
The portrayal of the leader as passive and accommodationist damages our capacity to continue his fight for radical change
TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

TikTok is a segue for internalized racism

Leanna Sun June 1, 2020
Why we need to start working towards self-respect for our heritage and culture
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