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

Kathryn Foo

Kathryn Foo, Features Editor

Kathryn Foo is a junior and a features editor. She is apparently extremely uncultured but can talk for hours if given the chance.

All content by Kathryn Foo
Sleep

Sleep

From their dreams to their sleep schedules and behaviors, MVHS students have wildly varying experiences with sleep.
Teen Commission member Rayna Shah commences the fourth and fifth grade spelling bee by introducing the rules.

Cupertino hosts its fifth annual spelling bee

Youth Activity Board and Teen Commission organize a spelling bee for elementary school students
Kathryn Foo and Brandon Xu
January 23, 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

Elders in business

taking a look experienced business owners’ time in Cupertino
Kathryn Foo
December 9, 2023
Students lead protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement at Mill Valley. Photo courtesy of Steve Disenhof | Used with permission

The bigger picture

Examining photography’s impact on modern social movements
Kathryn Foo and Lillian Wang
December 5, 2023
Elders of cupertino

Elders of cupertino

Exploring the impact of local elders on the community
Using stress to cope

Using stress to cope

Exploring the harmful effects of “productive” coping strategies within my life
Kathryn Foo
December 2, 2023
The new faces of MVHS

The new faces of MVHS

Discovering the new staff on campus this year
Senior Darya Pereverzeva receives flowers from Coach Shravya Guda to celebrate senior night. Photo by Kathryn Foo

Varsity Girls Water Polo defeats Cupertino High School 8-6 in overtime victory

After a last-second goal by MVHS in regulation, the Matadors take the win on their senior night
Kathryn Foo
October 23, 2023
MVHS students may be inclined to write trauma essays in response to college essay prompts, creating a problematic mindset. Illustration by Kathryn Foo

Trading trauma for admission

Exploring the consequences of students sharing their deepest traumas for college admissions
Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai
October 19, 2023
Select your passion

Select your passion

Exploring the niche passions of MVHS
Junior Anneliese Gorts rides her horse, Zen, around the ranch. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Cepeda

Riding with Zen

Exploring how horseback riding has impacted junior Anneliese Gorts
Kathryn Foo
September 27, 2023
Assistant Principal Mike White discusses his goals for the SEEC with an interested student.

Social Emotional Learning and Equity Task Force holds its first meeting

Students gather in the Student Union to learn about the different purposes and divisions of the SEEC
Kathryn Foo
September 10, 2023
New places, new faces

New places, new faces

Exploring why students leave the country for college
Kathryn Foo and Jiya Singh
June 1, 2023
Senior Aarthi Krishnan brews coffee during her ACT vocational class. Photo by Kathryn Foo

Coffee cart

Examining how special education staff has integrated business experience into its curriculum
Kathryn Foo
May 27, 2023

The people of the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

A look into how the community supports the environment
Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai
May 1, 2023
Graphic by Kathryn Foo

Going to the gym

Observing MVHS students experiences with the gym
Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Sophia Ma
April 13, 2023

Time out! Ep.1: Hayden Ancheta

Sitting down with wrestler Hayden Ancheta to discuss stories from his time in wresting
Kathryn Foo
March 20, 2023
MVHS alum ‘92 Shama Hakim Mesiwala appointed State Appellate Court justice

MVHS alum ‘92 Shama Hakim Mesiwala appointed State Appellate Court justice

Exploring Justice Mesiwala’s journey from MVHS to her newly appointed position
Kathryn Foo
March 20, 2023
Out of line

Out of line

Exploring how anger, sadness and loss can cause the lines of respect to disappear in the heat of the game
From the Sideline

From the Sideline

Examining the complexities of parent-athlete relationships
Kathryn Foo and Dahlia Schilling
February 16, 2023
Senior Rohin Inani, who was the stand-in Boys Tennis coach during the 2021-22 season, serves a ball.

The search for spring sport coaching

Looking into the lack of coaching for the spring season
Anika Bhandarkar, Kathryn Foo, and Michelle Zheng
February 11, 2023
Junior Matthew Lau pushes through an MHS defender for a layup

Boys Basketball loses to Milpitas High School 58-51

Matadors fall short in securing a win in a close game
Samika Bhatkar, Kathryn Foo, and Alyssa Yang
January 29, 2023
Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Kathryn Foo
December 6, 2022
Sophomore Stanley Du springs into the air to score a layup.

Boys Basketball defeats Thomas More High School 62-55 in its first home game

Matadors claim a victory on their first game of the season
Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim
November 26, 2022
Women who play video games become a target for verbal attacks.

The Virtual Glass Ceiling

Examining the repercussions of women playing video games
Melody Cui and Kathryn Foo
November 16, 2022

Man on the street: Geography edition

Testing MVHS students’ geographical knowledge
Krish Dev, Kathryn Foo, and Lillian Wang
November 10, 2022
The girls water polo team poses for a photo before their first water polo speedo run. Photo by Christine Xu

Spirit in Speedos

Players and administration weigh in on the implications of the annual water polo speedo run
Kathryn Foo and Jami Lim
October 13, 2022
Photo | Nithya Appannagaari

From I to E

Coming to terms with changes in my personality as I grow older
Kathryn Foo
October 7, 2022
Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Examining how students and teachers adapt to position changes
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