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

Amberly Sun

Amberly Sun, Staff Writer

Amberly is a sophomore and staff writer for El Estoque. She enjoys art and music.

All content by Amberly Sun
Sports culture

Sports culture

Taking a look at the different sports teams environments at Monta Vista
All in

All in

How no-cut sports impact athletes, teams and coaches
Amberly Sun and Aidan Ruan
May 24, 2024
Treating toxicity

Treating toxicity

Staff opinions on MVHS’ culture of toxicity and the role they play
The softball team huddles up for a cheer after the game.

Softball falls to Cupertino High School 17-1

Matadors keep their spirits up despite the loss
Corinna Kuo, Amberly Sun, and Kaia Yuan
May 13, 2024
Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

El Estoque's Opinion Section examines the factors and effects of a "toxic" school environment
Senior Henry Hu returns the ball against HHS defenders.

Varsity Boys Volleyball defeats Homestead High School 3-0

Matadors secure another win despite missing key players
Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan
March 20, 2024
Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

El Estoque's opinion section unpacks long-term fears in the lives of the Monta Vista community
College and Career Advisor Rogelio Calderon works during the school day. Photo by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

A “major” decision

Students address their conflicts and questions regarding picking a life path
Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Amberly Sun
March 9, 2024
Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Matadors secure their eighth win of the league on National Women and Girls in Sports Day
Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan
February 11, 2024


From their dreams to their sleep schedules and behaviors, MVHS students have wildly varying experiences with sleep.
Seeking sleep

Seeking sleep

Members of the MVHS community share their perspectives on sleep issues
Amberly Sun and Lillian Wang
January 26, 2024
A climate protest takes place in New York City, urging action against fossil fuel emissions.

Advocacy in action

Diving into how the MVHS community participates in activism
Graphic by Amberly Sun

Putting Pressure

Exploring why students and staff boycott certain businesses
Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan
December 8, 2023
Graphic by Lillian Wang

Evolution of book culture

Examining how different facets of the reading community have changed
Monta Vista librarys fiction section contains a large number of romance novels, including Love Time Infinity.

The romance renaissance

Exploring how the increased consumption of romance books impacts readers
Amberly Sun and Aletheia Ju
October 30, 2023
An artwork titled “what color is it” by Christina Lou | The piece is a mixture of various colors of paint.

Capitalizing on creativity

Exploring the relationship between corporations, artists and social media
Amberly Sun
October 25, 2023
Press play

Press play

Experiences from the 2023 Homecoming football game
Jami Lim and Amberly Sun
October 9, 2023
Members of the Future Practicing Physicians Network club show off their info board.

Student Life hosts Club Info Days

Looking into how dual Club Info Days affect club promotion
Amberly Sun
September 23, 2023
Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

Exploring social media’s impact on women empowerment themes in the summer hit “Barbie”
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