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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

I started out in the Kennedy Middle School Speech Club, and in high school, became part of Monta Vista Speech and Debate.

Throwing away my fear

April Wang, Copy Editor May 27, 2022

I am, and will always be, an introvert. No one can tell me otherwise. Let’s face it, anyone who knew me in elementary school will probably remember me as the girl who was perpetually hunched over and...

One of my strategies to release my stress was scribbling on a piece of paper, helping me be more at ease when I got ready for sleep.

The only one awake

Jiya Singh March 16, 2022

Dear Diary, It’s happening again. I’m lying in my room at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, just sitting here and thinking because I can’t fall asleep. It’s been 6 hours, wide awake in my bed; my brain’s...

The MV Speech Team pose at the end of the CFL state qualifiers tournament.

Record number of MV Speech students qualify for States

Anjali Singh March 9, 2020
Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School
My Voice

My Voice

Aditi Dixit March 4, 2020

Three. Squirrel. Mirror. Stretch. Wrench. Cathedral. What do these words have in common? When I was in elementary school, all of these words were difficult for me to pronounce. Even the word pronounce...

Speech and Debate Clubs SCU Tournament

Speech and Debate Club’s SCU Tournament

Anjali Singh January 9, 2020
MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University
Junior Arya Das smiles while listening to junior Elene Pilpanis accusation during their confession round.

Speech Club’s October Social

Anjali Singh October 18, 2019
Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery
The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

The branches of MVHS Speech and Debate

Elena Khan November 21, 2018

The Speech and Debate Club offers a variety of events for its members. The three main branches are original oratory, spontaneous, interpretation and exempt, which also falls under spontaneous. The club...

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

Charlotte Chui, Copy Editor November 21, 2018

n Sunday, Nov. 4, the 45th annual Japanese speech contest was held in San Francisco’s Japantown at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. The event was a joint effort between...

Walking towards adulthood

Walking towards adulthood

Sarah Young March 31, 2018

n March 28, parents of FUHSD students gathered in the MVHS auditorium. They filled the seats as they waited to hear speaker and Head of Brentwood K-12 School Mike Riera’s speech about connecting with...

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Two members from Speech and Debate qualify for state and national level tournaments

Devika Watave May 31, 2017

2014 and 2002 were the last years that a member from Speech and Debate, respectively, qualified for the California High School Speech Association State Tournaments and National Speech & Debate Tournament....

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Speech and Debate: A second year of leadership

Devika Watave September 28, 2016

espite the changes MVHS Speech and Debate went through this year – including a shift in advisors, new coaches and a program to increase accountability – one thing has remained the same. Junior Amita...

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Old and new members alike share thoughts on Speech and Debate

Fatima Ali September 27, 2015

ith the start of each school year, a myriad of clubs rush to promote themselves, striving to inspire interest in new members and foster leadership in returning members. Speech and Debate is no exception....

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