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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

Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

April Wang, Copy Editor April 23, 2022

When El Estoque took a trip to the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Los Angeles this year, I was ecstatic. Four days with little adult supervision, what a freaking miracle! Down with vegetables!...

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
Social media bites

Social media bites

Mikaylah Du, Graphics editor March 18, 2022
Observing the issues with short-form activism posts
The Cheer Teams Instagram features team bonding activities, routines they performed at games and promo for their future events

Like. Follow. Cheer.

Aashi Venkat and Nika Zamani March 18, 2022
Exploring how sports teams use social media
@randomstufflol567 (tiktok), Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, @lil kizzy (tiktok)

TikTok challenges influence crime in school communities

Michelle Chen and Angela Zhang February 11, 2022

Across the nation, threats to initiate school shootings and bombings circulated on TikTok the week of Dec. 17, 2021. As a popular social media platform, TikTok enabled the spread of this trend through...

Following the @finsta

Following the @finsta

Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 15, 2022
Students create spam Instagram accounts for more exclusive, personal posts
Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims

Profits over People: How Facebook’s internal designs and systems harm its users

Melody Cui December 5, 2021
Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims
Body goals

“Body goals”

Geethikaa Tarra September 21, 2021
Examining the toxicity behind using the phrase “body goals"
Photo courtesy of 
Olga Tutunaru

#BookTok: The rising literary community for teens

Aashna Patel, staff writer September 18, 2021

Last year sophomore Aya Abdelrahman found book related content on TikTok as she was trying to select books for her summer reading. After seeing a video of a content creator reviewing books , including...

My image has all the elements of a perfect Whatsapp good morning message — flowers, a cheesy caption that doesnt make a lot of sense, and fonts that dont match.

Why WhatsApp may be what’s up

Jayanti Jha March 6, 2021
Carry your inner WhatsApp energy no matter which social media platforms you use
A collage featuring Dark Academia (left) and Cottagecore (right)

Cottagecore vs. Dark Academia: A detailed comparison

Shivani Madhan January 26, 2021
Exploring the popularity and controversies surrounding two trendy aesthetics
The hyperfocus on political correctness among the MVHS community hinders productive discussion.

Intellectual elitism

Oishee Misra January 17, 2021
The hyperfocus on political correctness among the MVHS community hinders productive discussion
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