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

Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu, Opinion Editor

Sarah is currently a junior and an opinion editor for El Estoque. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing the NYT crossword and baking desserts.

All content by Sarah Liu
Sportswashing covers up and erases the problems faced by the country.

More than just a game

How sportswashing came into play at the World Cup
January 2, 2023
Unlearning preconceived beliefs about gender biases is the first step towards dismantling these stereotypes.

“The golden son”

How gender biases in Asian culture affect MVHS community members
December 22, 2022
Senior Varshini Peddinti shields the ball from a PHS defender as she dribbles down the court.

Girls Basketball defeats Prospect High School 49-27

Matadors maintain a strong lead to take home their eighth win of the season
December 18, 2022
Greenwashing often derives from a lack of transparency or care.

Clean and green

Greenwashing highlights a lack of transparency and care
November 13, 2022
Govind Tatachari

Govind Tatachari

October 26, 2022
Yuko Shima

Yuko Shima

October 26, 2022
Steven Scharf

Steven Scharf

October 26, 2022
Sheila Mohan

Sheila Mohan

October 26, 2022
JR Fruen

JR Fruen

October 26, 2022
Moon Kyu Choe

Moon Kyu Choe

October 26, 2022
Liangfang Chao

Liangfang Chao

October 26, 2022
Claudio Bono

Claudio Bono

October 26, 2022
Three new Cupertino city councilmembers will be elected on Nov. 8

Introducing the Cupertino City Council candidates

Seven City Council candidates share their stories, opinions and reasons for running
October 26, 2022
Idolization

Idolization

Exploring how the idolization of various people, lifestyles and features pervades our lives.
October 7, 2022
A narrow focus on Eurocentric beauty excludes much of the wider world.

True Beauty

Idolizing Eurocentric beauty standards prevents diverse representation
October 7, 2022
After senior Sydney Su saves the ball from hitting the ground, senior Krupa Shanware prepares to pass the ball back to the opponent’s side and continue the rally.

Girls Volleyball beats Overfelt High School 3-0

Matadors win straight sets in first game of the season
August 28, 2022
FUHSD implements free menstrual products due to new California law

Packaging the period plan

FUHSD implements free menstrual products thanks to California law
August 12, 2022
Its crucial that students take steps to better understand their limits.

Learning our limits

Understanding the value of balancing grades and homework with mental health
May 27, 2022
Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Stereotypes Podcast Part 1: Siblings

Discussing common sibling stereotypes
May 27, 2022
The community room on the second floor overlooks the redwood trees surrounding the back of the library.

Cupertino Library expansion finishes

Renovations on the first and second story open to the public
May 1, 2022
Paris Baguette’s interior is very modernized, featuring high ceilings, marble-like walls and the Paris Baguette logo in white lights

Dessert Detectives: Paris Baguette

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
April 22, 2022
A large crowd of protestors march forward during a rally.

Black Lives Matter

Exploring how the BLM movement has changed things at MVHS in recent years
April 22, 2022
Disconnect

Disconnect

Explaining my guilt for not speaking Taiwanese
March 16, 2022
In 2020, Eileen Gu changed the country she was representing from the U.S. to China  when she was 15.

Eileen Gu skis over national and political boundaries

Investigating Olympian Eileen Gu’s decision to represent China
March 2, 2022
Community members favorite holidays are influenced by both their traditions and their cultures.

Celebrating the new year

Students and staff share which “new year” holiday they prefer
February 9, 2022
Juniors Julianna Kimm and Varshini Peddinti guard an opponent from passing the ball to a teammate.

Girls Basketball beats Fremont High School 45-34

Matadors remain undefeated in league with 6-0 record
January 29, 2022
Junior Phillip Chiu jumps up to shoot a basket with less than a minute of the third quarter remaining. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Boys Basketball loses to Lynbrook High School 53-41

Matadors trail a few points behind Lynbrook for the entirety of the game
January 11, 2022
During quarantine, I took up baking as a way to cure my sugar cravings.

Food is my friend (and foe)

Exploring how my experience with food has changed during quarantine
December 7, 2021
Its time to take action against climate change. Whats a better place to start than our textbooks?

Comprehensive climate curriculum is crucial

The need to implement climate change education at MVHS is more important now than ever
December 7, 2021
Senior Ashley Twu lunges forward to take a shot during a field hockey game.

Students share about coaching youth sports

Three athletes discuss the impact of being both coaches and competitors
November 16, 2021

[Video] Staying in the game

Student athletes explain how they balance academics, sports and extracurriculars
September 19, 2021
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