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

Student writers use a variety of methods for planning their novels, from braindumping on sticky notes to simply storing ideas in their minds.

An open book

Abha Dash and Lillian Wang December 6, 2023
Student authors share the writing process behind their novels

To the past four

Tvisha Gupta and Mira Wagner May 26, 2023
Seniors reminisce on their high school memories
My grandparents struggled to accept my academically-inclined nature, attempting instead to have me stick with more traditional beliefs.

Bridging the gender gap

Tvisha Gupta April 15, 2023
Working with my grandparents to break their traditional beliefs
Despite the immense detail of Title IX, victims of sexual assault may feel lost and disoriented during the reporting process.

The weight of Title IX

Tvisha Gupta and Jami Lim April 5, 2023
Examining the process and emotional turmoil of reporting sexual assault at MVHS
The moment the emptiness began to feel like too much, I crammed my schedule full of work.

Stressing about no stress

Tvisha Gupta February 8, 2023
Giving myself the room to breathe while unlearning my constant need to work
Raahul Srinivasan and Sumita Sami laugh at each other during a photoshoot on their wedding day.

The Art of Matchmaking

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta December 21, 2022
Examining how the perception of arranged marriage has shifted from the past to present
Although society tends to diminish the value of beautification efforts, we must remind ourselves that such a negative view is unneeded.

Staff Editorial: Beauty for ourselves

Meggie Chen and Tvisha Gupta November 17, 2022

This June, influencer Jada Travis posted a TikTok explaining how she hasn’t shaved her armpit hair in three years because she said “I don’t care” in the grand scheme of things. Her TikTok went...

Dont ask questions

Don’t ask questions

Tvisha Gupta and Anna Jerolimov November 15, 2022
How the American school system discourages curiosity
As a kid, I loved books. However, the farther I got into high school, the more I lost my passion for reading.

Picking up the pages

Tvisha Gupta November 13, 2022

The words of the book on my lap spiraled around me as I read through the slow city scene detailed in the pages in front of me. The characters laughed, cheered and chattered excitedly as they clung to each...

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
Sophomore Yotaro Sato pitches the ball during the second inning of the game against Saratoga High School on March 24, which they lost 13-1.

Spring season sports recap

Showcasing games and practices from MVHS’s spring season sports teams
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