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

Rachel Jiang

Rachel Jiang, News Editor

Rachel is currently a senior and news editor for El Estoque. She is a varsity member of the MVHS Cross Country team and a VP of LD and varsity member of MVHS Speech and Debate Club. In her free time, she enjoys collecting stamps, studying politics and policy and taking photos.

All content by Rachel Jiang


Seniors share impactful people, moments and lessons learned from high school


Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school

Day In a Life of a New Normal

Exploring MVHS during in-person hybrid learning
Rachel Jiang
May 16, 2021
Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment

Part 3: The Solution

Investigating the different ways through which the teachers’ union could addressing course selection cuts
Rachel Jiang
April 1, 2021
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Young investors

Exploring the different ways students at MVHS gained money through investing
Rachel Jiang
March 28, 2021
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Vaccine Statistics

Studying MVHS students’ overall thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccines
Rachel Jiang
February 12, 2021
A womans arm is being cleaned in preparation for the vaccine injection.

Don’t Miss Your Shot

Scientists used RNA technology to create the COVID-19 vaccine, yet its fast-paced development and distribution caused concerns about side effects as vaccines are administered to essential workers.
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Phase I: The Development

Analyzing the timeline and technologies behind America’s COVID-19 vaccines
Rachel Jiang and Robert Liu
February 12, 2021

The conservative minority

Exploring the extent to which education imposes the stigma surrounding conservative minorities at MVHS
Rachel Jiang
February 5, 2021
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2020 Year in review

Reflecting on the events of 2020
Rachel Jiang and Shivani Verma
January 5, 2021
Truffle Shuffle cofounders Jason McKinney (left) and Tyler Vorce (right) host an online cooking class. Used with permission

Cupertino Businesses in Quarantine

Cupertino businesses adapts to the unexpected circumstances created by the pandemic

House fire on Cheryl Drive

Assessing the perspectives of spectators and owners of the home during the incident
Rachel Jiang
October 5, 2020
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Ballot Box

Exploring local politics in our community
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63 MVHS students qualify for the semifinals of the National Merit Scholarship Program

Breaking down the logistics behind the competition
Rachel Jiang and Devin Gupta
September 25, 2020

MVHS students help council member Rishi Kumar adapt to COVID-19 while he runs for Congress

How political campaigns have changed in the pandemic era
Rachel Jiang
June 19, 2020
A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

Examining rising activism in Eastern Asia
Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang
June 8, 2020

Cupertino Historical Society and Museum starts new project: Cupertino Speaks

City residents analyze the importance of documenting the history of COVID-19 in their community
Rachel Jiang and Tina Low
May 29, 2020
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How culture plays a role in the different remedies for COVID-19

Students share their parents’ beliefs for preventing the virus
Rachel Jiang and Aditi Dixit
May 9, 2020


Exploring the stories of inspiring women in the MVHS community

The symbol of a face mask in America versus Asia

Examining the reasons why Americans aren’t encouraged to wear masks as opposed to Asian countries
Rachel Jiang
April 14, 2020
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Quarantined Cupertino

Photos of the city during its “shelter in place” policy
Rachel Jiang
March 21, 2020
Census Photo

U.S. Census Bureau begins to mail invitations for the 2020 Census

Information about the questionnaire and its impact on students
Tina Low and Rachel Jiang
March 17, 2020
Ones Instagram Account

Social media account details alleged sexual assault

Instagram posts cause stir in local community about district response to harassment claims
Rachel Jiang, Ishaani Dayal, and Tina Low
March 13, 2020
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Via Cupertino introduced as new rideshare service by Cupertino City Council

Exploring the micro-transit system’s impact on the community
Rachel Jiang and Ishaani Dayal
February 12, 2020
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MVHS comes down with symptoms of senioritis

Examining teacher perspectives on working with second semester seniors
Rachel Jiang
February 6, 2020
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