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

Ethan Yang

Ethan Yang

Ethan Yang is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time he likes running, FBLA and working with computers.

All content by Ethan Yang
Graphic by Yixuan (Joyce) Li | Made with Canva

Weaving bonds

MVHS’s opinions on the multifaceted web of relationships
Photo courtesy of Alexander Chu | Used with permission

Affection among Asians

MVHS students and teachers discuss the various ways their families express affection
The Class of 2025 cheers with pom poms during the Welcome Back Rally.

Hearing Cheering

Cheering provides a very good opportunity to bond with teammates and family.
Badminton Head Coach Russell Okuno gives advice to sophomore Maxim Gutnik after his first set of Varsity 3 Boys Singles against Lynbrook High School.

Sounds of sports

MV students and coaches share how they involve music, pep-talks and cheering into their sports life
Product Manager Loy Oppus-Moe presents a box as an example product. Photo by Ethan Kellogg.

MVHS hosts Career Day presentations

Professionals share their work experiences to students over three sessions.
Ethan Kellogg and Ethan Yang
April 3, 2024
Off-court champs

Off-court champs

MVHS sports depends on overlooked roles such as photographers, the athletic director, and student volunteers.
Athletic Director Nick Bonacorsi’s classroom is decorated with trophies, photos, and jerseys.

Directing with open arms

Bonacorsi plays a large role in many aspects of MVHS athletics
Ethan Kellogg, Kaia Yuan, and Ethan Yang
March 4, 2024
Junior and striker Royce Tse runs to the ball near the goal to try to score.

Photo by Ethan Yang.

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 3-0

Matadors emerge victorious despite facing rain in the second half
Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang
February 6, 2024
Photo by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

The cost of fresh food

Small Cupertino businesses struggle to stay afloat amid high rent and cost of living
Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Ethan Yang
January 29, 2024
Unfolding Cupertino City Limits

Unfolding Cupertino city limits

El Estoque's Opinion section examines how housing, entertainment and restaurants in the area affect the community
Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Shifting away from electric vehicles

We need more than green vehicles to prevent climate change
Ethan Yang and Michelle Zheng
November 29, 2023
School safety

School safety

Exploring approaches to support students' physical and mental well-being
Ed Ternan, Rhana Hashemi and Rob Walker answer questions at the Fentanyl Awareness Event.

Approaching addictions

Fentanyl Awareness Event promotes new methods to student drug education
Brandon Xu and Ethan Yang
November 3, 2023
Boys Water Polo falls 12-11 against Santa Clara High School

Boys Water Polo falls 12-11 against Santa Clara High School

Varsity Boys Water Polo narrowly lost their second to last game of the season
Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang
October 25, 2023
Artificial Intelligence starts to make its way into education. Illustration | Abha Dash

Redefining cheating with ChatGPT

Administrators and staff discuss potential methods to accommodate the use of AI in learning
Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou
September 29, 2023
The Wellness Room contains a variety of activities to help students relax and de-stress.

Making Space

Exploring new student spaces in MVHS
Interventions Support Specialist Afreen Malim and Student A discuss upcoming homework.

Learning Space

MVHS implements Guided Studies to support struggling students
Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou
September 29, 2023
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
The switch from the traditional paper SAT and PSAT exams to online has some students uneasy about possible technical difficulties.

Testing the digital divide

Examining how changes to the PSAT and SAT will affect MVHS
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