El Estoque

The hidden juul

The hidden juul

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

September 26, 2018


Filed under Best of News, From the magazine, NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS, Print

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


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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Instatutors

Instatutors

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Tina Low

September 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

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


Filed under NEWS

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...

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Class of 2019 hosts Senior Sunrise

Gauri Kaushik and Chelsea Wong

August 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Main slider, NEWS

The sky was still dark as seniors arrived at the field, many wrapped in blankets. Meeting up with friends, they made their way to the bleachers facing the east to watch the sun rise. Click through the photos below to read more. ...

A change of pace at ROTB

A change of pace at ROTB

Anish Vasudevan, Zara Iqbal, Shuvi Jha, Robert Liu, Annie Zhang, and Herman Saini

August 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Assistant Principal Michael Martinez sent an email reminding students about Running of the Bulls (ROTB) on Aug. 1. Especially for upperclassmen, most of the information in the message was expected. However, there was one piece of text that took some students by surprise. The text read: “Schedule ...

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Congressman Ro Khanna speaks at San Jose town hall

Jasmine Lee and Andrea Perng

July 22, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS

Congressman Ro Khanna addressed a gymnasium full of his constituents at Joaquin Miller Middle School. He answered questions from Sunnyvale, San Jose, Milpitas and Cupertino residents about a wide range of topics, including gun control, policy regarding the Middle East and the Immigration and Customs...