El Estoque

Krishu: King of the 408

Krishu: King of the 408

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Artists of Monta Vista, ENTERTAINMENT, Music

[soundcloud url="https://soundcloud.com/krishu1/invzim"/] The Intro “I’m ready to have my guy take 100 pictures of me,” DJ Khaled’s voice resonated. “And Imma post’em all up.” The beat drops. Mellow, cloudy and ice cold. Gradually, a monotonous bass begins to settle in, cr...

From WiSTEM to Caltech

From WiSTEM to Caltech

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout her four years at MVHS, current senior and president of WiSTEM Johanna Karras transformed from a freshman still trying to find her passions to a proud attendee of Caltech university, one of the best universities in the nation for engineering and science. Read below to...

The face behind the grade

The face behind the grade

Kinglsey Wang

May 31, 2017


Filed under Print news

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or many students, completing an Advanced Placement (AP) test means coming out of the testing room, letting out a huge sigh of relief or anguish, and removing a huge burden from their shoulders. However, this burden is now transferred to an army of select experts, some of whom are...

Technovation prepares for project submission

Kinglsey Wang

April 21, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]y 5 p.m. Apr. 26 2017, MV Technovation will have submited their app to the annual Technovation Challenge, which they have been working on and learning to develop since the beginning of the school year. After their submission into the Technovation website, the members will prepare...

Technovation: Competition Preview

Kinglsey Wang

March 11, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the months March and April approach, MV Technovation prepares to attend the annual Technovation challenge, a challenge which brings together girls from all over the world to compete and show off their self-coded apps and their entrepreneurial skills to hopefully foster a passion...

Johanna Karras: Defying gender roles

Johanna Karras: Defying gender roles

Kinglsey Wang

February 9, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hroughout the years, MVHS has gone through a technological metamorphosis. With a bountiful supply of laptops and Chromebooks and two advanced AP Computer Sciences classes, MVHS has equipped many of its students, regardless of gender, to becoming accomplished workers in the STEM fie...

Seven Sins: Gluttony: The Athletes Excuse

Seven Sins: Gluttony: The Athletes Excuse

Kinglsey Wang

January 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Seven Sins

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen he retired for the first time, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was exuberant; he could finally be reunited with his true love: popcorn. However, many athletes do not even wait for this glorious reunion to come after their career, since they mainly embrace it whenever they feel l...

Johanna Karras: A Blend of Technology and Science

Kinglsey Wang

December 14, 2016


Filed under Briefs, STEM, Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="flat" size="5"]T[/su_dropcap]hroughout the years, the development of all-girls STEM related clubs at Monta Vista High School, namely Women in STEM (WiSTEM) and Technovation, have influenced many of its female members to take a pathway in a STEM related career, a field w...

College Application Mythbusters

Kinglsey Wang

December 13, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

[su_dropcap style="flat"]A[/su_dropcap]s seniors wrap up their college admissions process , many previous misconceptions about the application process, though previously shrouded in mist, are becoming more and more clear. Read through the story below to see what seniors and Counselor Clay Stiver think...

Restaurant Roulette: Layang Layang

Kinglsey Wang

October 28, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

The Silicon Valley is home to a large Asian population. Among them are inhabitants from a tiny country, six times smaller than Rhode Island, known as Singapore. This tiny island is famous for its delicious cuisines. However, due to the minority of people who identify as Singaporeans, Singaporean F...

Bonnie Belshe: her departments newest lead

Kinglsey Wang

October 28, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

With the departure of former MVHS social science department lead Andrew Sturgill, there were 11 other teachers to choose from. In a less-publicized move that never was publicized, US History teacher Bonnie Belshe assumed the job. Belshe has been involved in the leadership team for the past five or six...

Technovation explores an entrepreneurial aspect of product creation

Kinglsey Wang

October 28, 2016


Filed under Briefs, STEM

It is a chilly Thursday lunch on Oct. 20 and several girls sit huddled in the Macintosh-filled room of A103 and glaringly bright slides were being projected with massive proportions on the whiteboard in the front of the class. On the slide, with big light-green letters, was the word “Business.”...