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

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee, Co-editor-in-chief

Hannah Lee is a senior at MVHS and the co-Editor-in-chief. She enjoys listening to music, trying new dessert places and pursuing business ventures.

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[Photo] Gap year

May 14, 2022
Offensive Coordinator Cody Owens watches players on the field.

Football coach Cody Owens takes position as Athletic Director at Homestead HS

Owens will no longer coach MVHS football as he takes on his new role
May 1, 2020
COVID-19 news coverage

COVID-19 news coverage

In-depth coverage of COVID-19 at every level
April 13, 2020
TikTok users create videos about COVID-19

TikTok users create videos about COVID-19

Influencers discuss the prevalence of coronavirus videos on the popular platform
April 2, 2020
An explanation of the College Boards changes to AP testing for the 2019-20 school year

The College Board updates AP testing procedures in response to COVID-19

Traditional face-to-face exam administrations are revised to a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home
March 25, 2020
Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Live coverage of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at MVHS

Updates on the impacts of COVID-19, more commonly referred to as coronavirus
March 12, 2020
Whats in your bag?

What’s in your bag?

Dancer Ariyal Jain shares some of her essentials
March 11, 2020
Junior Andrew Chang has a discouraged look on his face after a foul call against Wilcox HS.

Boys Basketball: The Matadors lose against Wilcox HS 44-53

MVHS comes up short against first place Wilcox HS
February 10, 2020
Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

At times, an athlete must come to terms with their team’s dynasty coming to an end, while others face the pressure of trying to maintain the legacy their predecessors had left behind.
January 28, 2020
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 10: Kyle Van Noy #53 of the New England Patriots celebrates with his teammates Terrence Brooks #25, Stephon Gilmore #24 and Matthew Slater #18 after recovering a fumble to score a touchdown against the New York Giants during the fourth quarter in the game at Gillette Stadium on October 10, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

No longer invincible

The Patriots experience difficulties after breaking barriers in NFL history
January 28, 2020
Junior Matthew Whong, Assistant Principal Michael Martinez and junior Sumer Hajela pose for photos wearing their favorite sneakers. Photos by Anish Vasudevan

If the shoe drips: self-expression through sneakers

Students use shoe customization as a form of self-expression
December 19, 2019
Not the right fit

Not the right fit

Former MVHS students explain their decision to change schools
November 23, 2019
Inner battles

Inner battles

Exploring the impact individuals can make in the lives of students facing internal struggles
October 25, 2019

[Video] 50 Questions with Pete Pelkey

In the fourth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Pete Pelkey 50 questions in his classroom
October 20, 2019
World at stake

World at stake

MVHS community responds to the dire effects of climate change
October 18, 2019
Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Former judge in Brock Turner case getting hired as LHS JV tennis coach causes national stir

Community members reflect on former judge Aaron Persky's hire and consequent firing
October 15, 2019
Summer Lovin: Students navigate summer relationships

Summer Lovin’: Students navigate summer relationships

Students weigh in on the value of brief summer flings
September 23, 2019
The F-Word: Failure

The F-Word: Failure

Examining the influence of failure in the MVHS community
September 20, 2019

Title IX in MVHS

How this 1972 bill affects MVHS teachers and students
May 27, 2019
Buying Local

Buying Local

Exploring local businesses in Cupertino
May 22, 2019
Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

Turn of time: an exploration through the decades

A look into different perspectives of each decade
April 10, 2019
Bouquet of orchids

Bouquet of orchids

The Malihini Orchid Society hosts the 2019 Annual Orchid Sale and Culture
April 9, 2019
Smittens Ice Cream Store Operations Manager Anna Alvarez explains summer job openings to attendees to the event.

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

MVFBLA partners with BAYCO to connect students with companies
March 25, 2019
Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

Future Business Leaders of America hosts job fair

MVFBLA partners with BAYCO for an internship event
March 15, 2019
Paid Pride

Paid Pride

March 2, 2019

A twist on the expected: Five new Oreo flavors are released

Students try new Oreo flavors
February 8, 2019
A Love Story: Exploring the obstacles in romantic relationships

A Love Story: Exploring the obstacles in romantic relationships

MVHS students describe the less-publicized aspects of romantic relationships
January 31, 2019
A Look Inside: Behind the Scenes of MVHS Students

A Look Inside: Behind the Scenes of MVHS Students

Different quirks of the students at MVHS
December 14, 2018
Wired together: The implications of living in a technology-based world

Wired together: The implications of living in a technology-based world

Students' opinions on the ever-growing impact of technology on their lives
November 21, 2018
Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
November 21, 2018
MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s Shark Tank series

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America’s Shark Tank series

MVFBLA hosts a business workshop with guest speakers
November 5, 2018
MVHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s new projects

MVHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)’s new projects

A run-down of upcoming FBLA events
October 26, 2018

A new role

Principal Ben Clausnitzer shares his short-term and long-term goals to improve MVHS
October 15, 2018
Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
September 27, 2018
Cooking up a new year

Cooking up a new year

September 8, 2018
Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Relive the first rally of the year
September 1, 2018
Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer

May 23, 2018
Pool Party DIYs

Pool Party DIYs

April 26, 2018
Money Talks

Money Talks

March 7, 2018
In Due Time

In Due Time

March 7, 2018
In the Dark

In the Dark

February 1, 2018

All About Oxidation

January 30, 2018
Give Us a Break

Give Us a Break

December 11, 2017
Cafeteria Price Changes

Cafeteria Price Changes

October 19, 2017
COSTmetics

COSTmetics

September 14, 2017
Take a Bite

Take a Bite

September 8, 2017
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