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

Kaia Yuan

Kaia Yuan, Staff Writer

Kaia Yuan is currently a junior and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, you can find her experimenting with recipes, making music or obsessing over the deliciousness of mochi donuts.

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Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Matadors secure their eighth win of the league on National Women and Girls in Sports Day
Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan
February 10, 2024


From their dreams to their sleep schedules and behaviors, MVHS students have wildly varying experiences with sleep.
With many students not getting the recommended hours of sleep needed, some resort to falling asleep in class to make up for lost sleep.

School daze

Students and teachers discuss the experiences behind students napping during class
Kaia Yuan
January 26, 2024
Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

The emails sent on Jan. 23 were later determined to be a “hoax,” though the investigation continues
Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan
January 24, 2024
A climate protest takes place in New York City, urging action against fossil fuel emissions.

Advocacy in action

Diving into how the MVHS community participates in activism
Senior Niku Sedarat prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Girls Soccer defeats Prospect High School 4-3

The Matadors gain momentum in the second half to secure the game
Arjun Dhruv, Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, and Kaia Yuan
December 9, 2023
Graphic by Amberly Sun

Putting Pressure

Exploring why students and staff boycott certain businesses
Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan
December 8, 2023
School safety

School safety

Exploring approaches to support students' physical and mental well-being
The Say Something Anonymous reporting system protects students anonymity while letting them speak out about issues.

Call to action

Investigating the structure and goals of the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System
Lauren Chuu and Kaia Yuan
November 3, 2023
La Pluma: Behind the pages

La Pluma: Behind the pages

Exploring the members behind the La Pluma magazine
Corinna Kuo and Kaia Yuan
October 30, 2023
The Wellness Room contains a variety of activities to help students relax and de-stress.

Making Space

Exploring new student spaces in MVHS
Implemented this year, the Wellness Room is designed to give students the space and time to reset.

Safe Space

MVHS implements the Wellness Room to help students with de-stressing and self-care
Corinna Kuo, Brandon Xu, and Kaia Yuan
September 29, 2023
With a rise in COVID cases across the nation, MVHS students and staff have split responses on whether to mask.

Keeping up with COVID

Exploring MVHS’ responses to COVID-19 amid rising cases and new variants
Corinna Kuo and Kaia Yuan
September 23, 2023
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