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

The Class of 2024s final Homecoming skit ends with the performers cheering and shooting confetti into the air.

The final lap

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang September 30, 2023
Seniors close off Homecoming skits with a bang
FUHSD parents Rosario Rivera and Claudia Camacho listen to a live Spanish translation during the Boards Sept. 19 pre-mapping public hearing.

Facing north

Giljoon Lee, Shannon Yu, Ellie Wang, and Alyssa Yang September 30, 2023
Exploring how transitioning to By-Trustee-Area elections will affect FUHSD in North Sunnyvale
The Wellness Room contains a variety of activities to help students relax and de-stress.

Making Space

MHVS implemented multiple rooms to support students in the 2023-2024 school year. From a Wellness Room for helping students destress to a Guided Studies Room for tutoring struggling students, read this...

The ELD Center is equipped with board games to help facilitate interactions between students in the center.

Welcoming Space

Lauren Chuu and Daphne Huang September 29, 2023

MVHS has a new English Language Development (ELD) Center located in room C206, open every day during brunch, lunch and tutorial. The center aims to provide resources and community activities for ELD...

Interventions Support Specialist Afreen Malim and Student A discuss upcoming homework.

Learning Space

Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou September 29, 2023

MVHS implemented Guided Studies, a tutoring program for students with Ds or lower, in Room A207 from periods one through five for the 2023-24 school year. Modeled after Cupertino High School’s Guided...

Sophomores Megan Liu, Sophia DSa and Shannon Yu take the first position of the girls dance.

Gotta catch ’em all

Ananya Chaudhary and Benjamin Zhang September 27, 2023

The Class of 2026 performed its “Pokemon” themed skit on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The story followed main characters Ash Ketchum and Pikachu, played by sophomores Lauren Moore and Charmaine Chua, respectively,...

Junior Lotus Wu leads a triangle formation along other girls in their girls dance performance.

Surfers on board!

Dylan Nguyen and Aashi Venkat September 26, 2023
Juniors surf into Homecoming week with a “Subway Surfers” themed skit
Belshe and other attendees gather outside of the 16th Street Baptist Church. (Used with permission | Photo courtesy of Bonnie Belshe)

Learning from the past, shaping the future

Jami Lim and Mihir Vishwarupe September 25, 2023

Sixty years after the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, history teacher Bonnie Belshe gathered with 400 people in Birmingham, Alabama to attend the 2023 Forging Justice Commemoration conference for a...

Ming Wood prepares coffee for customers at the Moonwake Coffee Roasters’ booth.

The stories behind the Cupertino Farmers Market

Alan Tai, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Alyssa Yang September 23, 2023
Highlighting the stories of the vendors and their products
Smog blurs sunlight rays along a street near MVHS.

Smog prompts MVHS to pause all morning indoor and outdoor physical activities

Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou September 20, 2023

All physical activities at MVHS were temporarily put on hold Wednesday morning as AQI levels reached approximately 156 in the Bay Area due to smoke from fires in Northern California. Before school, Principal...

Sophomore Monisha Preetham attempts to gain possession of the ball from an opponent.

Field Hockey wins 5-0 against Wilcox High School

Aletheia Ju and Megha Mummaneni September 13, 2023

Varsity Field Hockey won 5-0 against Wilcox High School on Monday, Sept. 11, in its first league game of the season. While the score was 0-0 by the end of the first quarter, the team quickly picked up...

Laying on the floor dressed in silver, the “Bewitched” album cover portrays Laufey alluringly staring at the audience.

‘Bewitched’ flawlessly paints a portrait of unrequited love

Ananya Chaudhary September 11, 2023

From the buoyant “Lovesick,” to the melancholy of “Second Best,” jazz musician Laufey produces another unskippable album. Released Friday, Sept. 8, “Bewitched,” foregrounds the stages of a...

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