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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Liz Liu

Liz Liu, Staff Writer

Liz Liu is currently a sophomore and a staff writer for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, cooking, and watching her pet gecko.

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“I heard that they got a…”

“I heard that they got a…”

Constantly striving to be better than others harms relationships
Eshika Tiwari and Liz Liu
April 13, 2024
Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

El Estoque's Opinion Section examines the factors and effects of a "toxic" school environment
Senior Leo Matsumoto swims the 200-yard IM with a time of 25.62 seconds.

Swim defeats Fremont High School 181.5-153.5

Varsity Girls Swim win against the Firebirds while Boys Swim ties
Niveda Hari and Liz Liu
April 3, 2024
Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

El Estoque's opinion section unpacks long-term fears in the lives of the Monta Vista community
However, I’ve accepted that even though time passes and we will both change and possibly grow apart, I will always be “Sarah’s little sister” and take a part of her with me wherever I go. 
Photo Illustration | Liz Liu

Sarah’s little sister

Overcoming my fear of my sister leaving
Liz Liu
March 9, 2024
Chloe Chen (left) posing for a picture with Victoria Woo (right) during media day.

Coping with Injuries

Student athletes share their experience recovering from injuries
Liz Liu
March 4, 2024
Freshman Riley Chow and senior Pranay Gangaram attempt to steal the ball from an opponent.

Boys Soccer defeats Wilcox High School 3-2

Matadors fall short in the first half but take the lead in the second
Liz Liu and Alan Tai
January 28, 2024
Education legislation

Education legislation

California passes new laws to improve education
Graphic | Corinna Kuo

Investing in student wellness

California bill increases funding for school-based mental health services
Liz Liu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Brandon Xu
January 27, 2024
The California Reparations Task Force hold a public hearing on Jan. 28, 2023, at San Diego State University. Photo by Ariana Drehsler, CalMatters | Used with permission

Road to reform

Examining current approaches that foster change within the community
Elders of cupertino

Elders of cupertino

Exploring the impact of local elders on the community
Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Examining opinions on renaming De Anza College due to controversy behind namesake
Liz Liu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Lindsey Tang
December 3, 2023
Experienced educators

Experienced educators

Seasoned teachers share their experiences in education
Meggie Chen and Liz Liu
November 17, 2023
Select your passion

Select your passion

Exploring the niche passions of MVHS
Aarna Burji showcases her research on exosolar objects at COSMOS. Photo courtesy of Aarna  Burji


Examining how junior Aarna Burji’s culture has impacted her love for astronomy
Liz Liu
September 28, 2023
Sophomore Chloe Chen springs up to block a spike from GHS.

Girls Volleyball secures a 3-1 win over Gunn High School

The Matadors maintained the upper hand for most of the match
Yixuan (Joyce) Li, Jami Lim, and Liz Liu
September 23, 2023
Donning a custom, lavender layered gown Swift performs the song “Long Live” from her third album “Speak Now.” The singer played from a blue guitar decorated with koi fish, a tribute to the same guitar she used during her “Speak Now” tour. Photo courtesy of Kiana Mark

Taylor Swift’s ‘Enchanted’ effects on Santa Clara

Exploring the social and economic impact of Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
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