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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Seniors Dylan Moore and Crystal Cheng receive the Music Boosters Awards from Instrumental Music Director John Gilchrist, both planning to pursue a music-related degree in college.

MVHS holds its 53rd annual Senior Awards Ceremony

Lindsey Tang and Stephanie Zhang May 25, 2024

MVHS administration held the 53rd annual Senior Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium. During the ceremony, administrative staff and representatives from scholarship...

Instrumental Music Director John Gilchrist opens the floor for applause following senior and concertmaster Amy Zheng’s violin solo for a concerto.

“Unto Greater Heights” closes the year on a high note

Kathryn Foo and Alyssa Yang May 22, 2024
MVHS Music Department performs its Pops Concert as the final concert of the year
Juniors Lilia Murase and Julie Yu sing and dance along to the music.

Prom under a “City of Stars”

Megha Mummaneni May 20, 2024
Monta Vista’s senior and junior prom creates new high school memories
A father reads his daughter a picture book on the couches at the Cupertino Library children’s section. | Photo by Dylan Nguyen

Cupertino Library celebrates Free Comic Book Day

Samika Bhatkar and Dylan Nguyen May 6, 2024

Despite gloomy skies and rainy weather, many Cupertino families gathered in the children and teens section of the Cupertino Library on May 4 to check out comic books for their children, as the Cupertino...

Physics teacher Michael Lordan talks with sophomore Michael Yeung about the physics concept torque.

Class of 2025 hosts AP Study Session

Ethan Kellogg April 27, 2024

The class of 2025 held the AP Study Session on Wednesday, April 24, in the student union from 3:05 to 5 p.m. In addition to snacks and drinks, event organizers provided food from Panda Express and pizza...

A total solar eclipse was partially visible on Monday morning. At its peak, approximately 35% of the sun was obscured.

MVHS students and staff see part of a total eclipse

Giljoon Lee and Alyssa Yang April 10, 2024

MVHS students and staff looked to the sky on April 8 as a total solar eclipse became partially visible from 10:12 a.m. to 12:16 p.m., peaking during third period at 11:12 a.m. Although cities in southern...

The electrical room located in the corner of the band room manages the Wi-Fi for the department.

Band room loses Wi-Fi due to damage to fiber cables

Kathryn Foo March 7, 2024

The MVHS Music Department began experiencing a Wi-Fi outage in the band room on Monday, Feb. 26. Instrumental Music Director John Gilchrist received communication from Principal Ben Clausnitzer during...

Students from different schools line up to play a game of Simon Says. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Fremont High School hosts 2024 IDC Fantastics Rally

Ethan Eisler, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

The IDC Fantastics rally was held at Fremont High School on Feb. 2, 2024. Students from all five schools in the district attended the rally to participate in games and watch performances from dance...

Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan January 24, 2024

The FUHSD community received an email on Jan. 23 at 6:28 p.m. about an undisclosed threat from an anonymous email. Principal Ben Clausnitzer said the threatening email was sent at approximately 4 p.m....

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
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