El Estoque

Into the woods

Robert Liu and Julia Yang

February 6, 2019


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

In national parks across the country, trash and human waste were overflowing and unattended areas were being vandalized. These misfortunes were just a few of the many negative effects that the government shutdown posed on national parks. The shutdown that began on Dec. 22, 2018 and ended 35 days later...

Cupertino mayor proposes solutions for common city problems

Cupertino mayor proposes solutions for common city problems

Andrea Perng

February 5, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

On Jan. 30, new Cupertino Mayor Steven Scharf took to the podium at the Quinlan Community Center to deliver the annual State of the City (SOTC) address, when the current mayor informs residents and city officials alike on current and future city projects for the year. This SOTC differed from those in the past in...

Rain or shine: 2019 Women’s March

Rain or shine: 2019 Women’s March

Ruth Feng and Gauri Kaushik

January 28, 2019


Filed under Main slider, NEWS, News Digital, News Editor's Picks

San Jose hosts the third annual Women’s March

Surviving and Thriving

Surviving and Thriving

Sarah Young and Andrea Perng

January 28, 2019


Filed under NEWS

alifornia is well known for being an earthquake-prone state. Every year, in preparation to minimize the potential damage from the San Andreas fault, which is  refer to as a “ticking time bomb,” students undergo practice drills by taking cover underneath desks, and buildings are routinely checked to see i...

A clean slate

A clean slate

Charlotte Chui and Annie Zhang

January 28, 2019


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

With the start of a new semester, coupled with more resources from fundraising, prompts change in Chinese Honor Society (CHS). Kickstarting 2019 with a clean slate, CHS is keen to reinvent their club. Last semester, CHS wasn’t able to participate in Club Info Day, missing out on a key opportunity to...

Another name

Another name

Jasmine Lee and Iman Malik

January 24, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Multimedia, NEWS

As the college application process begins, many seniors decide to change their Facebook names. Some switched last names with students in their friend group, while others changed both their first and last names to avoid being discovered by college admissions officers. However, no matter the purpose, changing...

Preparing for Challenge Day

Preparing for Challenge Day

Julia Yang

January 19, 2019


Filed under A closer look, Around Campus, NEWS

On Jan. 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 125 students will gather in the main gym to participate in Challenge Day, where they listen to other students’ unique stories, as well as share their own. According to student advocate Richard Prinz, the goal of Challenge Day is to help end the teasing and lack of...

The journey never ends

The journey never ends

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

fter two years and a wad of paperwork literature , AVID 10 teacher Monica Jariwala received her National Board certification in December 2018. This certification is  designed to recognize accomplished teachers and is considered one of the highest honors for teachers. To become certified, a teacher must f...

There’s an app for that: Monta Vista Official

There’s an app for that: Monta Vista Official

Charlotte Chui and Dhruvika Randad

January 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, NEWS

reated by senior Derek Zheng and juniors Daniel Duan and Matthew Cho, the newly released iOS app, Monta Vista Official, aims to aid communication between clubs, leadership and students. The app keeps track of bell schedules and upcoming events, whether it be fundraisers, club activities, school-wide eve...

Foot in the Door

Foot in the Door

Andrea Perng

December 19, 2018


Filed under NEWS

I’m gonna be honest. I went through a comparatively bizarre phase when I was completely obsessed with local politics. It started in September when I was assigned to cover the approval of the new Vallco Specific Plan. On the surface, it didn’t seem like that big of a deal: I was going to report on a dead mall becoming less of a dead m...

Elves in action

Sarah Young and Julia Yang

December 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS

While the malls bustle with people buying presents, the radio stations blare Christmas music and lights twinkle from their perches on houses, some members of the MVHS community spend this holiday season giving back. Ohana and Octagon have partnered with local organizations to volunteer and bring holiday ...