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

Eric Zhou

Eric Zhou, News Editor

Eric is currently a junior and a news editor for El Estoque. He enjoys listening to music and is a huge Star Wars fan.

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Smog blurs sunlight rays along a street near MVHS.

Smog prompts MVHS to pause all morning indoor and outdoor physical activities

Smoke from Northern California fires blankets Cupertino
Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou
September 20, 2023
Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

Exploring social media’s impact on women empowerment themes in the summer hit “Barbie”
Monica Jariwala will fill the English Department Lead vacancy left by Julia Satterthwaite.

Tackling new roles

Three teachers appointed Department Leads
Krish Dev and Eric Zhou
June 1, 2023

Behind the blossoms

Exploring the story of the MVHS Garden
Alan Tai, Yash Thapliyal, and Eric Zhou
May 30, 2023
Students are often compelled to not apply for financial aid, considering the stigma around doing so in wealthy communities.

Facing financial aid

Exploring the stigma against applying for financial aid in Silicon Valley
Megha Mummaneni and Eric Zhou
April 12, 2023
MVHS students wait at the main entrance for the administrators to give the all-clear signal. Photo | Eric Zhou

False fire alarms force MVHS students and staff to evacuate

Two consecutive false fire alarms disrupt school on March 22 and 23
Eric Zhou
March 24, 2023
The ability of the chatbot creates the possibility for future job replacement as it is too smart for its own good according to Chen. Illustration | Sophia Ma

Write an article about OpenAI’s ChatGPT

The community reflects on ChatGPT’s strengths and weaknesses
Sophia Ma and Eric Zhou
February 17, 2023
Senior Marcus Praseuth and his family row a whitewater rafting boat during their vacation in Cancun.

Terminal delays

Students and staff reflect on inconveniences at airports over winter break
Lillian Wang and Eric Zhou
February 4, 2023
As part of mass nationwide layoffs, tech companies in the Bay Area have laid off over 43,000 employees since November. 

Silicon valley layoffs

Examining the effects of Bay Area tech company layoffs on employees
Mihir Vishwarupe and Eric Zhou
December 16, 2022
UC Berkeley graduate student workers strike on campus. Photo courtesy of UAW | Used with permission

Fighting for higher wages

Examining the effects of the UC protests on MVHS alumni
Eric Zhou
December 12, 2022
starting fresh

starting fresh

sharing teachers’ first experiences at MVHS
Alan Tai and Eric Zhou
November 12, 2022
A collage of images depicting Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai from left to right. Photos courtesy of Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai | Used with permission

American heroes

Discovering how military service has influenced the lives of local residents
Alan Tai and Eric Zhou
November 11, 2022
Photo courtesy of Serena Liu | Used with permission

Illustration | Sophia Ma

New beginnings

Exploring alum college adjustment journeys
Kripa Mayureshwar and Eric Zhou
October 12, 2022
Matadors at Work

Matadors at Work

Students share new jobs they’ve picked up over the summer
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