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

Lauren Chuu

Lauren Chuu, News Editor

Lauren Chuu is currently a junior and a news editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys making digital art, playing trivia games and watching kdramas.

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Canvas paper bark painting of General Ignacio Zaragoza, who led Mexican troops to victory in the Battle of Puebla

Spanish classes celebrate Cinco de Mayo

MVHS Spanish classes participate in activities such as bark paintings and Mexican songs
Jason Chu and Lauren Chuu
May 5, 2023
A digital divide

A digital divide

Exploring the impact of personal and borrowed computers
Lauren Chuu
April 14, 2023
Junior Rahul Pothineni passes the ball to a teammate.

Boys Volleyball loses to The Harker School in its first home game of the season

Matadors tried to hold out to a fifth set but lost after ending the fourth set 25-23
Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
March 19, 2023
Aftermath of the storm reveals a fallen oak tree in the MVHS Rally Court.

BREAKING: Power outage sends MVHS students home early

Students and staff released early following severe weather conditions and power outage
Lauren Chuu
March 14, 2023
Clumps of snow were spotted at Saratoga Quarry Park.

Freeze warning in effect amid snow and rain

San Francisco Bay Area sees significant snowfall for the first time in several decades
The Economy in Cupertino

The Economy in Cupertino

Exploring changes in the Cupertino economy
Current construction to build new housing in Cupertino is underway.

Solving the unhoused crisis

Investigating the factors and solutions to aid the homeless community
Lauren Chuu and Krish Dev
February 15, 2023
Under the influence

Under the influence

Exploring the effects of substance usage in the MVHS community
Homemade Hipster: Butter Boards

Homemade Hipster: Butter Boards

Learn how to make a unique spin on bread and butter
Crystal Cheng and Lauren Chuu
January 25, 2023
A person holds up a lit cigarette that has been partially smoked.

Clarifying the cannabis conundrum

Analyzing the MVHS perspective on the legalization of cannabis and its impact locally
Lauren Chuu and Alex Zhang
December 20, 2022
Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
November 25, 2022
Making a change

Making a change

Exploring community involvement in the 2022 midterm elections
Construction vehicles are parked at the previous pond area of Memorial Park, one of the Cupertino parks undergoing refurbishment.

Cupertino implements city park renovation projects

Jollyman and Memorial Parks undergo remodeling
Crystal Cheng and Lauren Chuu
November 6, 2022
Pizza and Politics hosted students and other local governmental candidates in a discussion on Friday, Oct. 21.

Getting involved

Exploring the role of youth in political activism
Lauren Chuu and Mira Wagner
November 2, 2022
Protecting our privacy

Protecting our privacy

Taking a look at challenges to privacy within our community
According to a survey of 173 students, 28.9% of MVHS students follow teachers on social media.

Going private

Exploring how teachers and students view their privacy on social media
Lauren Chuu and Lillian Wang
October 5, 2022
The sun shines on a hot day at the entrance of the MVHS campus.

Heat wave blankets Cupertino

Investigating the effects of high temperatures on students and staff at MVHS
Crystal Cheng and Lauren Chuu
October 1, 2022
Senior Krupa Shanware serves the ball to start a rally.

Girls Volleyball loses to Mountain View High School 3-2

Matadors experience a loss of momentum after winning first two sets
Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
September 24, 2022
Assistant Principal Sydney Fernandez stands with a group of sheriffs.

BREAKING: MVHS students and staff evacuated following second bomb threat

Law enforcement has declared the campus “clear of danger”
Jason Chu and Lauren Chuu
September 23, 2022
FUHSD implements free menstrual products due to new California law

Packaging the period plan

FUHSD implements free menstrual products thanks to California law
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