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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior Alice Ross tries to gain possession of the ball before a LHS opponent reaches it.

Field Hockey beats Lynbrook High School 1-0

Crystal Cheng, Riya Murthy, and Lindsey Tang September 23, 2023

Varsity Girls Field Hockey beat Lynbrook High School 1-0 on Sept. 20, in its fourth league game of the season. Junior and forward Saahithi Kancherla scored the team’s only goal during the first quarter,...

An anonymous digitalized person looks at the screen.

Stranger danger

Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy June 1, 2023
Discussing the safety of making friends over the internet
Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Jami Lim, Megha Mummaneni, and Riya Murthy May 12, 2023
Testing MVHS students and staff's abilities to answer puzzling riddles
I told my parents that I wanted my future to include the ocean — to spend time diving into and looking at the marine life that expanded across the world.

Running from the riptide

Riya Murthy May 9, 2023
Exploring how my childhood passion for marine biology shifted as I grew older
Looking from a clear lens

Looking from a clear lens

Riya Murthy, Staff Writer February 13, 2023
How I learned to accept the opinions of others
Students often stifle their curiosity surrounding sex due to fear or an unfamiliarity of talking about sex.

Arousing Curiosity

Anika Bhandarkar and Riya Murthy November 17, 2022

Six in 10 American parents believe that sex is a taboo topic, according to Onepoll. This, according to the Times of India, can be attributed to both societal structures, such as the importance of privacy,...

Rewriting my inner expectations

Rewriting my inner expectations

Riya Murthy, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

I like poetry. Maybe it’s the way words flow on paper like waves in the ocean, or the way its rhythm itches my brain the right way, but it’s always been something I’ve enjoyed reading and writing....

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...

A graphic illustrating the three philosophies MVHS aims to focus on to encourage equitable grading

MVHS aims to highlight equitable grading

Teachers are introduced to three core philosophies at staff professional development
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