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

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...

Often, strenuous academic situations can lead to transactional relationships between children and their parents.

The price of parental appreciation

Tvisha Gupta October 18, 2022

The moment the work begins to accumulate, the stress intensifies, a gray haze that narrows a student’s focus to the impossible number of tasks on their to-do list. That haze darkens when, in the background,...

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
Junior Jesse Li and sophomore Elijah Kang jump to block a hit from Mountain View.

Boys Volleyball falls to Mountain View High School 3-0

Tvisha Gupta and Anna Jerolimov March 28, 2022
A loss brings the Matadors’ league record to 3-2
The th sound that I pronounced was something that I was made to feel insecure about.

“Th”peaking my mind

Tvisha Gupta March 18, 2022
Learning to overcome my fear of speech
Student football players often feel pressured as they compare their bodies to those in the NFL

Male athletes experience muscle envy

Tvisha Gupta and Aashna Patel March 16, 2022
Examining the body insecurities male athletes face
The state of Critical Race Theory legislature varies across the country

Let’s Talk CRT

Anushka De and Tvisha Gupta February 16, 2022
Opposition to Critical Race Theory prevents racial equality
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