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

Graphic by Yixuan (Joyce) Li | Made with Canva

Weaving bonds

The bonds you weave make you who you are. Explore the complexities of friendships, family dynamics, and generational and cultural gaps. "Weaving Bonds" offers in-depth opinions of how these relationships...

Its hard for me to grasp the fact Ill be leaving my family in a few months.

2,830 miles

Sarah Liu May 25, 2024
I’m learning to reconcile leaving my family for college
It’s important to differentiate between healthy venting and trauma dumping.

The toll of trauma dumping

Sarah Liu May 25, 2024
We need to recognize and set boundaries for healthy relationships
Its important to have discussions about family finances and how they’re being handled for college plans.

The ultimate college debt

Meggie Chen and Sarah Liu May 23, 2024
Understanding financial plans for college helps relieve feelings of immigrant guilt
Jariwala is currently teaching in the classroom while preparing to become a Teacher Mentor next year.

Classroom to classroom

Sarah Liu and Alyssa Yang April 10, 2024

After 16 years of teaching, English Department Lead and English teacher Monica Jariwala will leave the classroom for the next three years to become a New Teacher Mentor for FUHSD. In her new role, Jariwala...

Clubs sell out during Club Grub Day

Clubs sell out during Club Grub Day

Meggie Chen, Sarah Liu, and Brandon Xu March 8, 2024

MVHS held its Club Grub Day on Friday, Feb. 9 in the rally court, with many clubs successfully selling out. The event included all kinds of different foods from places such as Ike's Sandwiches and SomiSomi....

The FUHSD Climate Collective consists of district staff, teachers and students who plan environmental intiatives to implement in all five FUHSD schools.

Climate changers

Sarah Liu and Dylan Nguyen March 5, 2024
FUHSD Climate Collective establishes its initiatives toward mitigating climate change
Dream destinations

Dream destinations

Sarah Liu January 25, 2024

Senior Nithya Appannagaari poses with her gold stud piercing. 

Photo by Nithya Appannagaari | Used with permission.

Power to the piercing

Samika Bhatkar and Sarah Liu January 24, 2024

Every day when sophomore Ria Sethi wakes up, she looks forward to selecting a pair of earrings to complement her outfit—typically, she’ll pick a dainty pair of thin, gold hoops. Similar to how her...

Graphics by Stella Petzova

Immersed in India

As a student body filled with an array of Indian backgrounds, Indian-influenced arts and culture can be found in many corners of our community.  From incorporating traditional Indian clothing into daily...

Many MVHS students use Pinterest to find inspiration for their aesthetic styles.

Picture perfect

Sarah Liu and Stella Petzova December 9, 2023

Putting on their third set of clothes of the hour, senior Amy Zhang stood in front of the mirror and admired their outfit, making sure their accessories matched the rest of their ensemble. During the pandemic...

Savoring spices

Savoring spices

Sarah Liu December 9, 2023

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