El Estoque

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Flora Peng and Tyler Cho

September 27, 2018

Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year

A new year with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

A new year with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Hannah Lee

September 27, 2018

Officers share their goals for the upcoming year

An Inside Scoop on Bird Poop

An Inside Scoop on Bird Poop

Ishani Singh

September 27, 2018

As executive assistant Diana Goularte pulled into the staff parking lot for the first time since the 2018 graduation ceremony, she was shocked by what she saw. Piles of bread lay under a large lamp post, surrounded by a flock of birds. “Back in June, [the staff] started noticing that there were br...

The hidden juul

The hidden juul

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

September 26, 2018

few of them were JUULing in a school bathroom when an administrator walked in. “Oh, it smells good in here. What is it?” As soon as he heard that, the anonymous junior, who will be referred to as Carson in order to protect his identity, pretended to use the bathroom. He was the only one am...

¡Viva México!

¡Viva México!

Andrea Perng

September 26, 2018

n a flurry of tap-dancing and skirt-twirling, the Mexican folk dance group Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí took the stage on Sept. 14 as part of a Mexican Independence Day celebration involving all Spanish classes as well as students who were in the rally court at lunch. Several Spanish teachers, including...

Forever 20

Forever 20

Sunjin Chang, News Editor

September 22, 2018

On September 19, passersby B201 would have heard a group of students singing “Happy Birthday” during every period as Japanese teacher Keiko Howard celebrated her birthday. Howard is often referred to as “Sensei,” as this is the proper way to refer to a teacher in Japan. Howard told her students...

Día de la Independencia Mexicana

Ayah Ali-Ahmad

September 21, 2018

MVHS students taking Spanish courses and others who were interested in observing during lunch came together on Friday, Sept. 14 to celebrate Mexican Independence Day through dance, song and food. Selected students from Spanish classes gather on the stairs to lead the ‘El Grito De Dolores,...

Losing the A in STEAM

Losing the A in STEAM

Flora Peng, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

Sixteen classes from various fields were cut at Monta Vista for the 2018-19 school year because of a decrease in student enrollment. In addition, students self-selecting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) electives has lowered the demand for arts electives, decreasing the number offered. ...

After the storm

Andrea Perng, News editor

September 19, 2018

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Instatutors

Instatutors

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Tina Low

September 11, 2018

Since March 2018, junior Nitin Subramanian and a group of students have been working to build their latest online nonprofit tutoring company, Instatutors.org, in an effort to solve a problem they’ve struggled with: keeping up in the classroom. Subramanian found himself behind in various classes, and in an attempt to...

Making ideas into reality with MakerSpace

Making ideas into reality with MakerSpace

Jasmine Lee and Brandon Ng

September 1, 2018

ne summer ago, what used to be one of Industrial Technology teacher Ted Shinta’s classrooms became a work area where expensive machines, such as a 3D printer, were installed for students’ use. This work area, called MakerSpace, was inspired by Shinta’s desire to assist students with creative ideas and h...