El Estoque

Social Science teacher Hilary Barron shares a photo of her daughter, Elizabeth Julien. Photo by Hilary Barron | Used with permission

Staff baby boom leads to long-term substitutes

Devin Gupta and Jisha Rajala October 3, 2021
Exploring staff and students’ reactions to long-term sub situations
Insight Diagnostics admisters COVID-19 rapid antigen and PCR testing on Wednesdays in front of the auditorium.

FUHSD implements on-campus COVID-19 procedures

Devin Gupta, Managing and Web Editor September 26, 2021
Exploring how students diagnosed with COVID-19 are quarantined
President Bill Wilson along with the other members of the FUHSD Board of Trustees and district administration hold a panel in the MVHS Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to discuss the opt-out policy

Opting out of queer literature

Shivani Madhan and Aashi Venkat September 25, 2021
FUHSD Board of Trustees host a study session on excusing students from novels with LGBTQ+ themes
Letter of recommendation season is here Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

Letter of recommendation season is here

Gavin Hung, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

With most college applications being due between November and January, many teachers have been confronted with an onslaught of requests for letters of recommendation from seniors. In order to prepare,...

Class of 2023 works on their Skit Decs.

Leaders grapple with COVID-19 restrictions

Jefferson Le September 25, 2021

Despite the cancellation of the Welcome Back and Homecoming Dances by the FUHSD district board due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19, both Associated Student Body council and student class councils...

The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors stand together in the gym during the 2014 Homecoming Rally. Though the rally began organized, chaos ensued near the end due to the confusion about the final results. Photo by Aditya Pimplaskar

Declining enrollment impacts teachers

Krish Dev and Gavin Hung September 18, 2021

While the 2020 census data show an increase in 614,901 residents between 2010 and 2020, the FUHSD school district continues to contend with declining enrollment in its five high schools. According to the...

Sophomore Madi Polidoro, senior Nabeeha Ahsan, senior Nila Katchapalayal, and junior Melody Chui pose for a photo by MV Fashion clubs booth.

MVHS holds Club Info Day

Jisha Rajala, Staff Writer September 13, 2021
Club leaders share about the importance of the event in recruiting
Sophomore Kalyani Puthenpurayil plugs a laptop into one of the librarys Chromebook carts. Photo by Aashi Venkat

FUHSD implements new 1:1 device program

Exploring the decision behind the new policy for the 2021-22 school year
The MVHS and FUHSD communities continue to adapt to a changing landscape of COVID-19 protocols and precautions

Live coverage of COVID-19 responses and protocols

Anushka De August 25, 2021
Updates on cases and policies regarding COVID-19 and safety
Juniors taking the CAASPP take a lunch break after their first math testing session on May 12. Photo by Sophia Chen

CAASPP testing during COVID-19

Sophia Chen, Copy Editor May 20, 2021
Examining the logistics behind in-person standardized testing
Staff members who organized Earth Deconstructed gather in front of Monta Vista High School.

Equity Deconstructed

Shivani Madhan May 19, 2021
Examining the addition of a new equity focused course to the MVHS curriculum
FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

On April 19, all schools within FUHSD started hybrid learning, an opportunity for students to return to an in-person format of instruction as COVID-19 conditions in Santa Clara County...

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