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

We need to think critically about the media we consume to prevent being influenced by problematic relationships.

A romantic dilemma

Meggie Chen January 25, 2024

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the classic Hallmark rom-com will make its reappearance, with all its laughable clichés and overused tropes. As these shows and movies become popular to a wider...

What we were left with after the summer was an inevitably faded version of what we had before. Photo Illustration | Crystal Cheng

To all the friendships I’ve left behind

Crystal Cheng May 19, 2023
Exploring the feeling of drifting apart from friends
Boyfriend or boy friend?

Boyfriend or boy friend?

Trisha Sannappanavar and Tvisha Gupta February 27, 2023

The high school experience at MVHS boils down to a few key points: get good grades, join some extracurriculars, maintain a great social life. And if you’re particularly lucky, get a girlfriend or boyfriend. The...

Graphic | Vincent Zhao

A gamble for love

Anika Bhandarkar and Irene Tang February 17, 2023
How students plan to continue or end their relationships after high school
Didnt work out

Didn’t work out

Megha Mummaneni February 16, 2023
Students reflect on their experiences following a failed relationship
The widely accepted flag for a queerplatonic relationship.

A little more than friendship

Riya Murthy, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

For the longest time, there were certain actions and labels that I considered staples for a healthy relationship: holding hands, kisses, late night talks, labels of girlfriend and boyfriend, just to name...

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:...

A student and teacher engaging in conversation | Graphic by Angela Zhang

The importance of direct communication in a school setting

Shivani Madhan and Kripa Mayureshwar March 18, 2022
How students navigate engaging in conversations with their teachers
My sister, Samhitha, and I stand on the sofa brushing and playing with our maternal grandpas hair.

Having close relationships with grandparents is a privilege

Geethikaa Tarra October 20, 2021
Experiencing the joys and sorrows of creating or maintaining a meaningful bond with grandparents
An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
Discovering Depop

Discovering Depop

Shreshta Ranganathan, Staff Writer May 22, 2021

Neither of my parents grew up with money, and for the majority of my childhood, neither did I. We are a family of immigrants who moved to America in desperate need of a fresh start. My mother was a teenager...

Looking back on love

Looking back on love

Shivani Madhan February 16, 2021
Students reflect on how they were shaped by prior romantic relationships
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