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

Gavin Hung

Gavin Hung, Website Editor

Gavin is currently a senior and a second year staff writer for El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys watching short films and documentaries, spending time with his family and walking his dog, Milo, who is always looking for a treat.

All content by Gavin Hung
MVHS discusses cryptocurrencies

MVHS discusses cryptocurrencies

Examining student’s opinions on cryptocurrencies
May 27, 2022
Expanding your knowledge

Expanding your knowledge

Why I believe studying subjects outside of your interests is important
March 18, 2022
Crossword Craze: Staff Edition

Crossword Craze: Staff Edition

Play this crossword to learn fun facts about MVHS staff members
March 12, 2022
A stack of books labeled STEM, Humanities, and Binaries | Illustration by Kripa Mayureshwar

Breaking down binaries

Re-evaluating our dichotomous perception of the world
March 4, 2022
MVHS discusses the metaverse

MVHS discusses the metaverse

Examining the opinions of students and teachers regarding the metaverse
February 5, 2022
Language in Media

Language in Media

Examining how the rhetoric used in modern media permeates our daily lives
December 23, 2021
My journey learning to study Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

My journey learning to study

Memorizing content instead of fully understanding it is an inefficient way to study
December 10, 2021
Sophomores Ashika Mittal and Mihret Tesfaye build their catapult.

Students attempt an engineering project

Two teams build a catapult out of craft materials
November 4, 2021
Crossword Craze: MVHS edition

Crossword Craze: MVHS edition

Play this crossword to test your MVHS knowledge
November 3, 2021

MVHS Mock Trial holds internal scrimmages

Club members prepare for future competitions
October 31, 2021
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
October 31, 2021
Letter of recommendation season is here Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

Letter of recommendation season is here

Exploring the process of requesting and fulfilling this important aspect of one’s college application
September 25, 2021
The freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors stand together in the gym during the 2014 Homecoming Rally. Though the rally began organized, chaos ensued near the end due to the confusion about the final results. Photo by Aditya Pimplaskar

Declining enrollment impacts teachers

Examining the changing population in Santa Clara County in the wake of the 2020 census
September 18, 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
How the the pandemic and online school has changed college admissions

College Admission: Uncertainty and Upgrades through COVID

What COVID has revealed about the college acceptance process for seniors
May 18, 2021
Armond Bigler and his roommate in their dorm. Photo courtesy of Armond Bigler | Used with permission

Choosing wisely

Alumni talk about their decision to room with friends or strangers
May 18, 2021
Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid

Why it’s beneficial to share your projects and reach out to others for feedback
May 5, 2021
Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
March 25, 2021


Exploring the experience of students who have participated in art competitions
March 23, 2021
MVHS Influencers Audio Story Photo Cover. Graphic by Gavin Hung

MVHS Influencers

Students and alumni discuss their following on various platforms
March 19, 2021
Photo illustration by Jayanti Jha and Lance Tong

Sprains, strains and pains

Athletes reflect on their experiences with various injuries
February 6, 2021


Students and the school’s certified athletic trainer reflect on the recovery process
February 5, 2021
Nathan Wang coding at his desk | Photo by Jimmy Wang

Competitive programming

Students and alumni share their experiences with competitive programming
January 29, 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
Lynbrook High School junior Anton Ouyang discusses his journey to recruitment

Lynbrook High School junior Anton Ouyang discusses his journey to recruitment

Ouyang commited to UCLA golf (NCAA Division I) last August
December 11, 2020
International Responses to COVID

International Responses to COVID

Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID
November 6, 2020
AP Biology Lab Kit

Experiments at home

A look into science labs during remote learning
September 11, 2020
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