El Estoque

The last stop: how preparations are made for a funeral

Katerina Pappas

October 12, 2017

All that is left after death of a loved one are physical parts. Funerals take place not for the deceased but for their loved ones, as an opportunity for release. Diverse cultures approach this difficult time in different ways, and embalmer John Lampe and funeral director Michael Rubino from Alameda Fam...

Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Roshan Fernandez

October 12, 2017

Additional reporting by Emma Lam. ophomore Zachary Chow was only seven years old when he shot his first arrow. While attending a church retreat at Camp Koinonia near Santa Cruz, Chow noticed the camp’s archery range was open. So he made his way in, and began learning how archery worked. After mi...

Crowded streets

Crowded streets

Gauri Kaushik

October 10, 2017

Although the prestige of the FUHSD schools is well known in the community, its effect on overpopulation in Cupertino is often overlooked. Many families look to move to Cupertino, seeking the best education for their children, but the lack of housing and space in schools and the city has caused the pro...

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

SportsFlash: Photos from MVHS athletics

Sannidhi Menon

September 15, 2017

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The best ways to take notes

The best ways to take notes

Maggie McCormick

September 13, 2017

aking notes is a part of every student’s life. Between in-class lectures, flipped-teaching techniques and textbook assignments, note-taking never ends for an MVHS student. Sometimes it feels like the notes we take are useless, but this tedious task can be essential to success if we use it to our adv...

What’s in your makeup bag?

What’s in your makeup bag?

Akshara Majjiga

September 13, 2017

Senior Seko Li may have first started learning to do makeup because she wanted to look a little better, but over time, she has learned to enjoy makeup as a means of self expression. By learning from her sister and various youtube videos, Li was able to establish her own makeup style. Click through...

Field Hockey: the importance of team chemistry

Field Hockey: the importance of team chemistry

Anthony Moll

September 13, 2017

The Monta Vista field hockey team prides themselves on their strong sense of community. To create this strong sense of team unity, the field hockey team not only does bonding events throughout the year but is also one of the few teams at MV in which JV and varsity squads practice together. In the podca...

A web of discussion

A web of discussion

Helen Chao

September 13, 2017

With their spindly legs and beady eyes, spiders aren’t creatures we would usually snuggle in bed with. Instead, the sight of a daddy longleg elicits a flight or fight reaction: does one utter a bloodcurdling shriek and flee the vicinity, or grab the flip flop to smash the creature into a pulpy spider...

Phobia through the ages

Phobia through the ages

Helen Chao

September 13, 2017

As children, we have all swept a cautious glance around the house when home alone. As the skies outside darken to an inky black, we wait in tense anticipation for the yellow searchlights of our parents’ cars to sweep across the windows. Some of us refused to be tucked in bed, sure that death was awaited...

MVHS works

MVHS works

Anirudh Chaudhary

September 8, 2017

eciding whether to intern or work over the summer is not usually something students have to think too hard about. Usually, students already know what they plan to do, and don’t give too much thought into choosing one over the other. It is not uncommon for students at MVHS to hold part time jobs, esp...

Bounce Back: SDSU rowing commit Margaret Schwiebert explains how she recovered from surgery

Bounce Back: SDSU rowing commit Margaret Schwiebert explains how she recovered from surgery

Anthony Moll

May 24, 2017

For many athletes, getting injured can significantly impact their career. In some cases they stop playing their long-loved sport. Filled with disappointment, these athletes tend to put aside their sweat stained jersey as they attempt to turn the page, starting a new chapter. However for senior Margaret...

Painting our Past: A Pop Culture Timeline

Painting our Past: A Pop Culture Timeline

Priya Reddy

May 24, 2017

Colorful rubber bands lining up our arms. Trying to maneuver a pixelated bird between two green pipes. Dumping ice water on our heads to create awareness for a disease. Running around to catch that one Pokemon. Whether we participated in these trends or not, they defined the memories of our childhood. ...