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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

Minjae Kang

Minjae Kang, Copy Editor

Minjae Kang is currently a senior and a copy editor of El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, watching movies and chatting with friends.

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Mridha’s app Word Find challenges users to create as many words as possible with six letters. Photo by Amanjyoti Mridha

There’s an app for that

Students break down the process of creating apps
November 14, 2022
Making a change

Making a change

Exploring community involvement in the 2022 midterm elections
November 8, 2022
Campaign yard signs are displayed in front of MVHS

Voting for the first time

First-time voters share their thoughts on casting their first ballot.
November 8, 2022
Jennifer Walters trains to control her hulk abilities with her cousin, Bruce Banner

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” is a comedic mess

Marvel’s seventh Disney+ series struggles to form a coherent plot
October 15, 2022
Protecting our privacy

Protecting our privacy

Taking a look at challenges to privacy within our community
October 7, 2022
Graphic | Lauren Chuu

Deconstructing Securly

Investigating the incentives and impacts behind implementing the web filter at FUHSD
October 7, 2022
Recent MCU movies such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder and Eternals have recieved poor ratings, especially when compared to previous releases.

Trading quality for quantity

MVHS​​ students and staff share their thoughts on recent MCU releases
September 25, 2022
Inflation rates have gone up in the U.S. due to the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine | Graphic by April Wang

Inflation impacts students and staff

Looking into how rising prices challenge the FUHSD community
August 12, 2022
Photo by Kayla Henderson-Wood | Used with permission

Questioning Authority

Examining changes in authority through strikes and leadership transitions
May 31, 2022
MVHS Speech and Debate club showcases the awards it won

New club officers share their plans for the next school year

Looking into the changing leadership in MVHS clubs
May 26, 2022
Cupertino City Council member Hung Wei attended the festival.

Cupertino hosts annual Earth and Arbor Day festival

The City of Cupertino held its 14th annual 2022 Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 23
May 11, 2022
Pull quotes for Discord (3)

[Photo] Coffee

April 13, 2022
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[Photo] Tea

April 13, 2022
Photo | Unsplash

An acquired taste: Coffee and tea at MVHS

Students and teachers find benefits from drinking bitter beverages
April 13, 2022
Michael Morbius possesses the ability to transform into a vampire.

“Morbius” fails to deliver a memorable origin story

The latest Sony film is an underwhelming and forgettable experience
April 13, 2022
Graphic by Justin Kim

Dancing forward

Taking a look at the goals and memories of MVHS's dance organizations
March 18, 2022
Official Poster for “Turning Red,” released exclusively on Disney+ on March 11.

Disney’s “Turning Red” puts an Asian spin on the coming of age experience

The third Disney+ exclusive film is a joyful yet emotional ride
March 16, 2022
Korean Clubs Dance Crew performs a circular pose from K-pop group TWICEs What is Love in MVHSs Duo Rally. Photo by Krish Dev

What’s in store for KCDC?

Korean Club’s Dance Crew explains the motivations and challenges behind their performances
March 3, 2022
COVID-19 through the years

COVID-19 through the years

MVHS community reflects on the impact of COVID-19 two years later
February 11, 2022
Students and staff use various methods to stay safe from COVID-19

Students and staff use various methods to stay safe from COVID-19

Looking into the different precautions MVHS students and staff are taking in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19
February 4, 2022
Holiday-themed poster for Hawkeye, released on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ exceeds expectations

The fourth MCU Disney+ series is a fun holiday-themed ride
January 3, 2022
The Shaikh family poses for a family photo

Unique Cupertino families

Different types of families in Cupertino share their history and dynamics
December 10, 2021
Taralynn Kang shares her experience growing up in a biracial family

Biracial families share their family dynamics

Looking into the experience of living in a biracial family
December 10, 2021

MV Color Guard participates in the Tournament of the Bands

The MVHS Band Ensemble performs its 2021 show Phases of the Moon
October 31, 2021
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
October 31, 2021
Flying Superhero, by MSs photos, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercia -No Derivs Generic 2.0.

Addressing diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

How MVHS students feel about racial and gender representation in the MCU
October 30, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A forever war ends: The comic version

Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
October 12, 2021
Discord music bot Groovy shuts down | Photo courtesy of Unsplash

Discord music bot Groovy shuts down

How MVHS students feel about the takedown due to YouTube’s Cease and Desist order
September 22, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

The controversy behind Afghanistan

Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
September 22, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A Forever War Ends

Examining the Afghanistan War and its end
September 22, 2021
FUHSD athletes found ways to resonate with Lydia Jacoby, Suni Lee and Simone Biles. Graphic by Jayanti Jha, Aashna Patel and Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Twisting the game

Three Olympic winners resonate with local athletes
August 18, 2021
Asian and Black communities must come together to combat racism | Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Addressing intersectionality between minority groups facing and fighting racism

How the Asian American and the Black communities can work together to combat racism
May 22, 2021
The permanent cancelation of the SAT subject tests are creating equality in the college admission process | Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

COVID admissions

How the cancellation of the SAT subject tests helps students and increases equity in college admissions
May 19, 2021
How the the pandemic and online school has changed college admissions

College Admission: Uncertainty and Upgrades through COVID

What COVID has revealed about the college acceptance process for seniors
May 18, 2021
Key Club volunteers make cards

Volunteering during the pandemic

How volunteer opportunities have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions
April 1, 2021
Competition Culture

Competition Culture

Exploring the experiences of students in our community who participate in various contests and competitions
March 25, 2021
Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Exploring how the pandemic has impacted how students prepare for the exam
March 21, 2021

Hayden Christensen returns to the Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

What Star Wars fans at MVHS think about Christensen’s return
February 11, 2021
Marketing for an online play

Marketing for an online play

How Advanced Drama's marketing department used social media advertising for promotion
February 2, 2021
The Misanthrope: Behind the Camera

‘The Misanthrope’: Behind the Camera

A dive into Drama's first virtual production
February 2, 2021
The popularity of K-pop and J-pop is increasing worldwide | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license

Fans of K-pop and J-pop share their passion for music

How MVHS students became interested in the two popular genres
December 20, 2020
International Responses to COVID

International Responses to COVID

Comparing responses to COVID abroad to MVHS experiences with COVID
November 6, 2020
Band Director John Gilchrist talks to wind ensemble through zoom (photo used with permission of John Gilchrist)

COVID-19’s impact on the MVHS Band

How Concert Band’s new instructor and students have adapted to virtual practices
October 27, 2020
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