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

Andie Liu

Andie Liu, Managing Editor

Andie is currently a senior and a managing editor for El Estoque. She runs on the track team and plays the erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument. To relax, she listens to violin and cello concertos while reading, drawing and attempting to meditate.

All content by Andie Liu
Snapshots

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021
The Class of 2021

The Class of 2021

Seniors reflect back on their high school experiences
May 23, 2021
Math teacher Martin Jenning retires after 39 years of teaching, 23 of which were at MVHS

MVHS Retirees

May 19, 2021
Aditya Shah 19 poses with Elaine Hamilton.

Elaine Hamilton

Guidance Senior Clerical Assistant Hamilton retires after 23 years at FUHSD
May 18, 2021
Knee injuries

Knee injuries

MVHS student athletes and a physical therapist discuss difficulties, recovery and prevention
May 15, 2021
How to prevent and react to violence

How to prevent and react to violence

Students Fight Back webinar teaches verbal and physical self defense strategies
April 27, 2021
FUHSD participates in Culturally Responsive Education training

FUHSD participates in Culturally Responsive Education training

Nine MVHS staff members take part in a 5-month-long online course with FUHSD
April 2, 2021
Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment
April 1, 2021

Part 2: The Process

Examining how MVHS makes course allocation decisions
April 1, 2021
MVHS alumnae 18 Mikaela Lee competes at a kung fu tournament

Martial Arts

MVHS students participate in judo, karate, kung fu and taekwondo
February 7, 2021
Photo illustration by Jayanti Jha and Lance Tong

Sprains, strains and pains

Athletes reflect on their experiences with various injuries
February 6, 2021
Exploring juniors and seniors who are preparing for college through athletics.

Ready for commitment

Local student-athletes share their past, present and future goals for collegiate play
December 15, 2020
Archbishop Mitty senior Brian Chong plays at Kalamazoo in August 2019.

Archbishop Mitty High School senior Brian Chong scores a commitment to play for Brown University D1 tennis

Chong explains his unique recruitment process following 10 years on the court
December 11, 2020
Graphic by Annie Zhang

This is ________: Music and the human condition

The role of music in building interpersonal connections
November 6, 2020
Sophomores Angela Doncsev and Nikita Swaminathan model the Lav and Butterfly hoodies.

Creative entrepreneurs for a cause

MVHS students start clothing and accessory businesses and raise funds for coral restoration, children in need, COVID-19 and BLM
October 31, 2020
Mochi is junior Marvin Wu’s family’s first pet. Wu and his family play with her in their backyard.

Puppies of quarantine

MVHS students share their experiences with their new pets
September 25, 2020
Evolution of style in quarantine

Evolution of style in quarantine

A look into how fashion and makeup preferences have changed in light of COVID-19
September 24, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
Yosemite, 2012

Q&A with my mom

Asking my mother about herself during quarantine
May 21, 2020
It’s okay to take it easy

It’s okay to take it easy

Why we need to decrease expectations of ourselves during COVID-19
April 30, 2020
COVID-19 news coverage

COVID-19 news coverage

In-depth coverage of COVID-19 at every level
April 13, 2020
Dear healthcare workers

Dear healthcare workers

A letter of gratitude for our heroes
April 10, 2020
Face masks are among the PPE items in need.

COVID-19 creates resource shortages for healthcare workers and community members

Stanford and West Valley Community Services provide for those in need of assistance
April 6, 2020
MVRT rookies cheer for the team.

MVHS seniors reflect on their wins at LA North Regional

MVRT reaches finals and qualifies for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Championship in April
March 11, 2020
An in-depth guide to every course available at MVHS.

MVHS Course Selection Guide

Exploring student perspectives on every course offered at MVHS
February 19, 2020
Senior Nate Reyes lies on his seat as he prepares for the procedure while holding on to senior Allison Wu, who smiles at him.

Students participate in annual Stanford Blood Drive

Stanford Blood Center addresses the low number of donors in the past few years
January 11, 2020
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits schools to determine the level of education being provided to students

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

A timeline of events regarding WASC
January 10, 2020
Realty changes in Cupertino

Realty changes in Cupertino

Evolution of the nature of Silicon Valley housing
January 10, 2020
Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated after the passage of State Bill 35. The proliferation of chain businesses act as a double edged sword to local businesses. Median house values climb and realtors work to satisfy buyers who prioritize commute times. Read more about each story.
January 10, 2020
Team Léquipe Pommes de Terre demo their project, a manipulator based off the 2017 FRC Steamworks game.

MVRT rookies showcase first projects

New members present their month-long projects to parents
December 3, 2019
Participants with a baby were required to pay double the transportation fees in the simulation.

Cupertino residents take on poverty simulation

Local residents experience what life is like for low-income families
November 19, 2019

[Video] Women’s Suffrage and the Voter’s Choice Act

The passage of the Voter’s Choice Act makes it easier for Californian voters to cast their ballot
November 15, 2019
Graphic by Sarah Young

Fighting for Rights

Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Biology teacher Pamela Chow reacts to Sandy Hook Promises school supply ad. Photo by Andie Liu // El Estoque

MVHS students and staff react to Sandy Hook Ad

MVHS students and staff react to non profit Sandy Hook Promise’s back to school ad “Back-To-School Essentials”
October 25, 2019
Dangers of the Web

Dangers of the Web

Exploring the different facets of cybersecurity
October 18, 2019
Alumni Anant Singhania mentored MVRT in their first workshop dealing with applying math to scouting. Photo by Andie Liu

Monta Vista Robotics Team offseason trainings: a student-run experience with mentor support

MVRT alumni mentor the team in workshops to coach members on competition strategy
September 27, 2019
Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
Sul & Beans: Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items

Sul & Beans: Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items

Sampling Sul & Beans’s most popular dessert items
September 17, 2019
Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi

Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi

Dessert cafe manager reflects on opening two Main Street restaurants
August 26, 2019
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