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

Alex Zhang

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer

Alex is currently a junior and a first-year staff writer. In addition to journalism, he is involved with the Monta Vista Varsity Badminton team, Junior State of America, and the Monta Vista Microfinance club.

All content by Alex Zhang
Photo used with permission from Krish Dev

The Arts Get A Makeover

Exploring the impact of F building construction.
May 25, 2022
Calling to communicate

Calling to communicate

Exploring how the MVHS community stays connected through voice
May 21, 2022
Picture used with permission from Blumhouse Productions

‘Firestarter’ fails to make sparks

Keith Thomas’s latest attempt at horror falls into a noticeable creative rut
May 17, 2022
Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Company

‘Polar Bear’ is a compelling documentary calling out climate change

Stunning visuals are coupled with a deeper call to action
April 27, 2022
Photo used with permission by Krish Dev

Unlearning Bad Habits

Analyzing student experiences with unlearning bad habits
April 14, 2022
Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell gaze up at the sky | Sky Dance Media

‘The Adam Project’ is another overdone Sci-fi cliche

Shawn Levy presents a tired action movie that lacks real depth despite its all-star cast.
March 19, 2022
Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory

Analyzing Critical Race Theory's impact on the MVHS community and beyond
March 2, 2022
Graphic | Sophia Ma

Analyzing the impact of CRT on curriculum

Exploring feedback and reception from the MVHS community on the integration of CRT in Honors American Literature curriculum
February 15, 2022
The bathroom breakdown

The bathroom breakdown

Reviewing popular bathrooms at MVHS to find the best one
February 12, 2022
Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

Exploring how grief has affected community members' lives
December 13, 2021
Graphic | Mikaylah Du

Coping with grief

Community members describe their experiences and strategies managing their grief
December 10, 2021
To ensure safety for students and staff during  gun violence incidents, run, hide, and defend procedures should be implemented. Graphic by Angela Zhang

The rise in high school gun violence

Examining the recent rise in gun violence and its impact on MV students, staff and parents
October 30, 2021
Michael Myers (James Jude Courtney) stands in front of a burning house in the film’s opening scene. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

‘Halloween Kills’ represents the death of America’s most beloved ‘Halloween’ franchise

The latest installment of the “Halloween” franchise fails to live up to its predecessor
October 26, 2021
A bouquet of roses were placed in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. Photo by Patrick Kelley

Remembering 9/11

Adults recount the tragedy and its impact on the 20th anniversary
September 11, 2021
Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Exploring what’s in store for clubs as MVHS returns to in-person learning
August 7, 2021
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