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

During a pause in his live forging demonstration, blacksmith Lester Markarian explains the techniques he used to create a handle.

Forging demonstration lights up Baer Blacksmith Shop

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang November 28, 2023
Restored historical Cupertino shop holds monthly blacksmithing demonstration
The West Bay Community Band, displaying patriotic flair, delivers a performance to commence the ceremony. The MVHS Band provided the stands and chairs for the musicians.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2023

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 14, 2023

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony took place at Memorial Park on Nov. 11. The event honored veterans, active military personnel and first-responders with tributes that included laying flowers and a...

Rob Walker shares personal details about his son’s fentanyl poisoning.

Cupertino Rotary Club holds “The Fentanyl Poisoning: Real Talk About Fake Pills” presentation

Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski October 20, 2023
The presentation was hosted in partnership with the Fremont Union High School Foundation, the Fremont Union High School District and the Cupertino Union School District
Rohan Pandit who is executive director of Silicon Valley Youth Council delivers a speech to MVHS students

MVHS and the FUHSD Sustainability Commission hold its first ever Earth Day event

Pranati Kotamraju May 8, 2023

MVHS partnered with FUHSD Sustainability Commission and hosted its first ever Earth Day fair along with Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action on Friday, April 28 in the Student Union and Rally Court. Students...

MVHS students wait at the main entrance for the administrators to give the all-clear signal. Photo | Eric Zhou

False fire alarms force MVHS students and staff to evacuate

Eric Zhou March 24, 2023
Two consecutive false fire alarms disrupt school on March 22 and 23
Aftermath of the storm reveals a fallen oak tree in the MVHS Rally Court.

BREAKING: Power outage sends MVHS students home early

Lauren Chuu March 14, 2023
Students and staff released early following severe weather conditions and power outage
MVHS principal Ben Clausnitzer sent an email to Monta Vista students and parents two days after a video of a student saying a racial slur circulated among staff members.

BREAKING: MVHS student uses the N-word in a video shared with staff

Megha Mummaneni March 4, 2023
On March 2, an email concerning a racist video was sent to the MVHS community
Author Kim Scott answers a question from the audience.

MV Bookshelf hosts first book talk of the year

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor October 28, 2022

Bestselling author Kim Scott gave an author talk on Oct. 27 during lunch after being invited by MV Bookshelf to talk about her NYT bestselling book “Radical Candor," which gives tips on effective business...

Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Jason Chu and Lillian Wang September 17, 2022

The California Department of Public Health announced that it would be ending its COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated individuals in high-risk settings on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Starting Sept. 17, unvaccinated...

Josh Maisel poses in the center of the new teacher induction team for a photograph.

Josh Maisel named Director of Leadership Development

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor May 13, 2022

Josh Maisel, the current Coordinator of Academic Interventions of FUHSD, has been appointed as the Director of Leadership Development and will start in his position on July 1, 2022, according to superintendent...

The community room on the second floor overlooks the redwood trees surrounding the back of the library.

Cupertino Library expansion finishes

Sarah Liu May 1, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, the Cupertino Library expansion project opened to the public. The renovations include large community rooms, study spaces and other multi-purpose spaces connected to the previously...

The MV IASA officer team kicks off Spotlite on India 2022 with a welcome from President and senior Atmaja Patil.

IASA hosts first in-person Spotlite on India in two years

Shivani Madhan and Jiya Singh April 18, 2022
Diving deeper into the night of cultural performances
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