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

Charlotte Chui

Charlotte Chui, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Charlotte Chui is a senior, as well as a print arts & entertainment editor for El Estoque. She previously served as a multimedia copy editor, and this is her third year on staff.

All content by Charlotte Chui
Senior Stories

Senior Stories

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020
May 28, 2020
Merch madness

Merch madness

Exploring four types of merchandise on campus
April 10, 2020
Senior Patricia Saito folded an origami phoenix model, created by Hongyi Wan.

Crafting origami creations

Three MVHS students share the process behind the art of paper folding
April 9, 2020

Pottery process: Friday nights at Wilson Park Ceramics Studio

A glimpse into an MVHS student’s ceramics creations
March 12, 2020
Musical mood: What are MVHS students listening to?

Musical mood: What are MVHS students listening to?

Asking people who are wearing headphones what they're listening to at that moment
March 11, 2020
Senior Jackie Yeung paints on a coat of green, sneaker-textured nail polish.

Nailed it: Nail art in the MVHS community

A glimpse into the process and motivations of local nail artists
March 11, 2020
Andaaz captain and junior Akshat Rohatgi says the team has always been interested in working with Raas and Bhangra, as they are all Bollywood and hip-hop fusion dance clubs. This is the first time these three teams have collaborated for a rally performance. “I feel like we give back to the school in a way [when we perform],” Rohatgi said. “We just love performing in general at shows, and especially at rallies since we performed at the Homecoming Rally earlier this year.”

A photo recap of the Winter Dynamic Duos Rally 2020

How the 2020 Winter Rally changed to a team rally
February 19, 2020
Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

Green thumbs: MVHS students and teachers share passion for gardening

The motivation and process behind their gardens
February 6, 2020
Founder Abi Lugo greets a passerby and answers questions about her flower shop on wheels.

A stroll through the Cupertino farmers market

Employees share their experiences selling at the local market
February 1, 2020
Breaking down the nutrition of 16-ounce drinks: Whats in a drink?

Breaking down the nutrition of 16-ounce drinks: What’s in a drink?

Breaking down the nutritional information of popular 16-ounce drinks
December 20, 2019
Sophomore and treasurer Jayanti Jha starts the meeting off by presenting about different types of dark chocolate.

Bite Club’s chocolate taste test

Members learn about the health benefits of dark chocolate
December 20, 2019
RareTea offers high quality teas

RareTea offers high quality teas

Newly-opened Cupertino branch offers high quality teas
November 4, 2019
old trends

Rewind: The comeback of older trends

How vinyl records and Polaroids are making a resurgence
October 23, 2019
Sophomore Madelyn Laus school bag

Matador bags: What are MVHS students wearing?

The variety of school bags students use
October 9, 2019
Four DIYs to make with roses

Stop and smell the roses: Four DIYs

Four creations to make with roses
September 27, 2019
Freshman Kylie Chang spreads chocolate frosting to decorate her sugar cookie.

Leo Club holds cookie decorating station

Officers promote volunteerism with weeklong events
September 20, 2019
Construction goes on over the summer at Homestead HS.

Measure CC in effect

How bond funds are being used for construction throughout the district
August 30, 2019
Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Hipster: Strawberry Matcha Latte

A fruity twist on the classic pearl milk tea
May 22, 2019
Buying Local

Buying Local

Exploring local businesses in Cupertino
May 22, 2019
Leo Club volunteers at 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Leo Club volunteers at 36th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Members’ behind the scenes preparations of the yearly Cupertino tradition celebrating relations with sister city Toyokawa
April 29, 2019
Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

Boys Volleyball: Matadors triumph in 3-0 victory against Homestead HS

MVHS faces Homestead HS for the second time in the season
April 11, 2019
Warming up

Warming up

El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day
April 10, 2019
Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

Swimming: Matadors defeat Los Altos HS in last home meet

MVHS gain a landslide victory during senior night meet
March 29, 2019
Starting them young

Starting them young

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino
March 10, 2019
Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

Boys basketball: Team loses senior night to Santa Clara HS

After playing neck and neck in the first half, MVHS faces a slow second half and loses 32-45
February 18, 2019
Ringing in a new year

Ringing in a new year

Three cultural clubs at MVHS celebrate the Lunar New Year
February 12, 2019
In the lab: Vivek Kamarshi receives recognition for science project

In the lab: Vivek Kamarshi receives recognition for science project

MVHS student selected for the Regeneron Science Talent Search
January 29, 2019
Extra-Ordinary: Achievements beyond school

Extra-Ordinary: Achievements beyond school

Uncovering feats of MVHS community members
January 29, 2019
A clean slate

A clean slate

Officers of Chinese Honor Society share club goals for 2019
January 28, 2019
Theres an app for that: Monta Vista Official

There’s an app for that: Monta Vista Official

The official MVHS app keeps students updated on bell schedules and upcoming events
January 15, 2019
The fight for rights

The fight for rights

Exploring the impact of social change for minority groups
December 14, 2018
City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

City of Cupertino holds 2018 tree lighting ceremony

Community members come together to kick off the holiday season with the annual tradition
December 5, 2018
MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

MVHS student takes third in 45th annual Japanese speech contest

Third place winner shares her process and motivations
November 21, 2018
Leo Club plans an environmental lesson

Leo Club plans an environmental lesson

Members share appreciation for nature through the Earth Stewards Program
November 12, 2018

Voting Local

Profiles on 2018 Cupertino City Council Candidates
November 6, 2018
Putting positivity into practice

Putting positivity into practice

Exploring how people incorporate positivity in their daily life
October 25, 2018

A fight for nature

Environmentalists share their passion for nature and activism
October 19, 2018
Technovation Challenge teams share app demos

Technovation Challenge teams share app demos

Participants in last year’s app-building competition familiarize new members with the process
October 11, 2018
Leo Club holds interest meeting

Leo Club holds interest meeting

Officers reflect on goals for new members and the upcoming year
September 28, 2018
On the money

On the money

September 24, 2018

Traveling the globe

Students share international experiences from the past summer
September 16, 2018
Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Stepping up to the front of the classroom

Student teachers transition to full-time roles in the new school year
August 23, 2018
Mapped

Mapped

Location tracking apps are intrusive and break trust in relationships
May 23, 2018
Mindfulness in the classroom

Mindfulness in the classroom

Students share their thoughts on the effects of mindfulness activities
May 22, 2018
Team FemStem’s app-building process

Team FemStem’s app-building process

Group members reflect upon completing the Technovation Challenge
April 30, 2018
We regret to inform you...

We regret to inform you…

It’s important to experience rejection but deal with it a healthy way
April 11, 2018
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