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

Crystal Cheng

Crystal Cheng, Sports Editor

Crystal Cheng is currently a junior and a sports editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, watching Netflix and bullet journaling.

All content by Crystal Cheng
Homemade Hipster: Butter Boards

Homemade Hipster: Butter Boards

Learn how to make a unique spin on bread and butter
January 25, 2023
Recognizing the importance of JV teams

Recognizing the importance of JV teams

MVHS community explains the necessity of JV teams
December 22, 2022
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
November 11, 2022
Freshman Gillie Ross kneels on the ice at a hockey game.

Starting young

Describing community members’ experiences with starting sports as children
November 9, 2022
Construction vehicles are parked at the previous pond area of Memorial Park, one of the Cupertino parks undergoing refurbishment.

Cupertino implements city park renovation projects

Jollyman and Memorial Parks undergo remodeling
November 6, 2022


Exploring how the idolization of various people, lifestyles and features pervades our lives.
October 7, 2022
The sun shines on a hot day at the entrance of the MVHS campus.

Heat wave blankets Cupertino

Investigating the effects of high temperatures on students and staff at MVHS
October 1, 2022
Dancing on a deadline

Dancing on a deadline

MVHS dance groups prepare for their spring showcase
June 1, 2022
A member of El Estoque throws a shot put while wrapped in caution tape.

Taking precautions

Students examine the risks they take in playing sports while participating in other activities
May 27, 2022
Caramel forms the shape of a croissant as he curls up on top of a grand piano to take a nap.

Developing a kinship

Learning to love the things I didn’t think I could
April 23, 2022
Sophomore Katherine Li plays the vibraphone as a member of the Front Ensemble at Marching Band’s last run-through of their Fall 2021 Show.

Diving into the double threat

MVHS students explain how they take two performing arts electives
March 19, 2022
Polly Bove poses, smiling at the camera in her most recent headshot.

Bidding farewell to Bove

Superintendent Bove reflects on her career at FUHSD
March 17, 2022
A violinist, a saxophone player, and a pianist describe how they balance schoolwork and staying motivated to practice.

Listening in on the music of practice

How musicians at MVHS approach their craft
February 11, 2022
While she now appreciates the tradition of expressing ones love on Valentines Day, Liu finds that the commercialization of the holiday can be overwhelming.

Analyzing the downsides of the holiday of love

The MVHS community reflects on aspects of Valentine’s Day it wishes would change
February 4, 2022
The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

Exploring how gaming has impacted MVHS community members’ lives
December 8, 2021

Teachers take their own tests

History, French, Physics and Calculus teachers share advice for test-taking
December 6, 2021
Aryaman Verma prays to the deities while participating in a Diwali puja.

Celebrating Diwali

Shining a light on the holiday's significance and how it is celebrated
November 9, 2021
Medha Singamsetty (right) and her mother make rangolis, drawings made with colored sand, outside their house.

Kindling festivities

Students and staff describe their preparations for Diwali
October 29, 2021
Facing the pressure of passion

Facing the pressure of passion

Reflecting on the role piano has played in my life
October 15, 2021
Long-term substitute Stephanie Bodnaruk poses for a photo.

Matador family adds members to its ranks

New staff share more about where they're coming from and what brought them to MVHS
October 8, 2021
50 fresh faces

50 fresh faces

The Class of 2025 shares its initial thoughts about MVHS
September 17, 2021
Construction in front of the tennis courts and main gym.

Back on track

Exploring the changes implemented at MVHS in preparation for a new school year
August 4, 2021
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