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

A night to remember

A night to remember

Corinna Kuo and Kathryn Foo January 26, 2024

Sophie Minogue Corinna K. · Sophie Minogue SM: It was a normal dream at first, and I was walking around my house. And then I got into bed, and then I realized, ‘Oh, this is a dream, right?’...

Junior Clara Fun jumps to shoot the ball during a varsity girls basketball game.

Hitting the breaking point

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang December 23, 2023
Examining how athletes at MVHS have experienced and overcome burnout within their sports
Maria Rodriguez and her two children attend the protest to advocate for workers rights.

APEC: AAPI pioneers

Sophia D'Sa, Taryn Lam, and Varun Singh December 10, 2023
Uncovering the impact of the APEC conference on local AAPI leaders and communities
Graphic | Sarah Liu

Stereotypes Podcast Part 3: Linguistics in Movies

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng December 6, 2023

S: Hi, I’m Sarah. M: Hi, I’m Michelle. S and M: And today, we will be discussing linguistic stereotyping in movies. M: We’ll be exploring how the use of language stereotypes in movies...

Bad art and the room to improve

Jillian Ju and Giljoon Lee December 2, 2023

TW: You’re tearing me apart, Lisa! GL & JJ: Oh, hi audience.  JJ: What you just heard was the most iconic line from the 2003 independent film “The Room,” produced and starred by Tommy...

Former MVHS student and current junior Mira Sarang’s experience with rehab has encouraged her to stay sober.

From addiction to recovery

Ananya Chaudhary, Dylan Nguyen, and Aashi Venkat November 29, 2023

Dylan Nguyen · From addiction to recoverydoc Trigger warning: This story mentions substance abuse. Transcript: AC: Hi guys, my name is Ananya Chaudhary. DN: My name is Dylan Nguyen.  AV:...

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Time out! Ep. 9: Gracie Lee

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Manas Kottakota November 2, 2023

MK: Hello everyone, my name is Manas Kottakota and I am joined here with Sagnik Nag Chowdhury for episode 9 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at MVHS and exploring...

EE-SPN Ep. 5: NBA Eastern Conference Preview 2023-24

EE-SPN Ep. 5: NBA Eastern Conference Preview 2023-24

Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv October 26, 2023

AD: What's up everybody? Welcome back to Ep. 5 of EE-SPN. My name is Arjun Dhruv and I’m joined here with my co-host Manas Kottakota. Last episode, we previewed the Western Conference for the upcoming...

Lance Fucia playing fro MVHS badminton team

Time out! Ep. 6: Lance Fuchia

Trisha Sannappanavar and Stephanie Zhang June 3, 2023

SZ: Hi everyone, my name is Stephanie Zhang. TS: And my name is Trisha Sannappanavar. SZ: Welcome to Episode 6 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta...

Competitive academic culture and overwhelming workloads lead students to experience burnout

The breaking point

Jami Lim June 1, 2023
Examining students’ experiences with burnout and where it stems from
Sophomore Maya Gallo, at the age of 6, plays in her recreational league under her dad’s coaching at Kennedy Middle School.

Time Out! Ep.4: Maya Gallo

Eshika Tiwari May 29, 2023

ET: Hello everyone, my name is Eshika Tiwari and this is the fourth episode of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta Vista High School and explore the journeys...

Alicia Lee and her boyfriend Marcus Praseuth pose for a picture on top of the San Francisco Belle at the 2022 MVHS prom.

With friends? Or with a date?

Crystal Cheng and Jisha Rajala May 27, 2023
Exploring MV students' opinions on attending prom with friends or with a date
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