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

MVHS’ best friend

EE: MVHS Alum ‘20 Sachi Bhatkar decided to get a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed up to buy a golden retriever from a breeder. Her family got off the waitlist in 2022 and received their English...

MVs Family History

MV’s Family History

MVHS students come from a variety of diverse backgrounds. Although we all come from different places, it's important that we understand our history in order to better understand ourselves and each other. ...

MVHS math teacher Josh Kuo is awarded his high school diploma | Photo courtesy of Josh Kuo | Used with permission

Language barriers

Jami Lim and Stella Petzova June 2, 2024

When he was a sophomore in high school, math teacher Josh Kuo’s family immigrated from Taiwan to the Bay Area. The transition was nerve-wracking as he felt he lacked familiarity with American culture...

Graphic by Yixuan (Joyce) Li | Made with Canva

Weaving bonds

The bonds you weave make you who you are. Explore the complexities of friendships, family dynamics, and generational and cultural gaps. "Weaving Bonds" offers in-depth opinions of how these relationships...

Staff shakeup

Staff shakeup

As the school year comes to a close, a variety of developments are implemented. From a 10% raise for teachers to veteran teachers stepping into new roles, click HERE to read more about the changes to FUHSD.

Sports culture

Sports culture

Monta Vista is home to many sports teams, all which have different traditions and environments surrounding them. To learn more about the sports culture at Monta Vista, click HERE

Photo courtesy of Rajvansh Gupta | Used with permission

Losing to win

Brandon Wang April 16, 2024

Brandon Wang · Losing to Win BW: Hello, I'm Brandon Wang and today I'm here with sophomore and Antichess grandmaster Rajvansh Gupta. Today we're going to be looking at his journey into Antichess and...

Badminton Head Coach Russell Okuno gives advice to sophomore Maxim Gutnik after his first set of Varsity 3 Boys Singles against Lynbrook High School.

Sounds of sports

Monta Vista High School hosts a variety of sports, each using varying methods of sound to convey messages in each sport. To learn more about how athletes, coaches and parents involve music, pep-talks and...

Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

From the outside, Monta Vista High School may seem like the ideal high school: numerous AP courses, top national rankings and more. However, step inside and find that there is more to it than meets the...

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