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 Young

Sarah Young, Graphics Editor

Senior Sarah Young is currently a Graphics editor for El Estoque. In her free time, Sarah likes to draw, read and take walks in the park. She is currently really into pointillism and marshlands.

All content by Sarah Young
Senior Stories

Senior Stories

A look into the high school experiences of members of the class of 2020
May 28, 2020
A wrench in the plan

A wrench in the plan

How COVID-19 is affecting seniors’ college plans and decisions
May 23, 2020
The impacts of social distancing

The impacts of social distancing

Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Coping with the quarantine

Coping with the quarantine

MVHS students share what they’ve done to stave off boredom during the shelter-in-place
April 10, 2020
DIY: Apple fritters

DIY: Apple fritters

Easy to make apple fritters while staying in
March 27, 2020
A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

A trip to fair Verona: MVHS Drama’s Romeo and Juliet Play

Drama students who worked on the Romeo and Juliet play reflect on their experiences and favorite parts
March 13, 2020
Steeped in nostalgia

Steeped in nostalgia

Pop culture and corporate ads are rife with nostalgia and we shouldn’t blindly accept reiterations of the same concept.
March 9, 2020
Reactions to Tragedy

Reactions to Tragedy

January 29, 2020
Agents of change: the stories of students who actively create social change

Agents of change: the stories of students who actively create social change

MVHS student activists share their experiences
January 29, 2020
New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students

New adjustments: exploring how MVHS helps transfer students

Transfer students and MVHS staff explain how MVHS helps acclimate transfer students to the school
December 20, 2019
French Honors Society Noël celebration

French Honors Society Noël celebration

French Honors Society decorated Ho Ho cakes in light of the holidays
December 20, 2019
Lessons From Around the World

Lessons From Around the World

Exploring the differences in policies and systems between the U.S. and foreign countries
December 19, 2019
Before the showing, actors readied themselves in the changing room and applied makeup.

Backstage of the fall play “The Marriage”

Drama students share what the Drama Department does to prepare for “The Marriage”
November 24, 2019
Participants with a baby were required to pay double the transportation fees in the simulation.

Cupertino residents take on poverty simulation

Local residents experience what life is like for low-income families
November 19, 2019
Opting Out

Opting Out

FUHSD officials, teachers and students explain the process of opting out of school curriculum as well as their thoughts on it
November 15, 2019
Graphic by Sarah Young

Fighting for Rights

Exploring community members' struggles to assert their rights
November 15, 2019
Dangers of the Web

Dangers of the Web

Exploring the different facets of cybersecurity
October 18, 2019
Photos by Sarah Young

MVHS Drama: The start of another stage

While preparing for this year’s fall play, Drama students discuss why they got into Drama and what their favorite memories were
September 26, 2019
Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
September 20, 2019
In order to raise public awareness and pro-activeness towards diabetes, bikers from around Cupertino came to bike and donate to the fund. Photo by Alyssa Umino

Cycling fundraiser: Ride4Diabetes

Annual biking event supports diabetes advocacy on Sept. 8
September 16, 2019
Photo by Claire Yang

MV’s got your back: The reason behind the suicide prevention lines on student ID cards

Why the new student ID cards contain suicide prevention information
September 16, 2019
Recalling major news events from Summer 2019

Recalling major news events from Summer 2019

Exploring students’ reactions to summer news events
August 25, 2019
Stored Culture: Local businesses give insight to their experiences and hardships

Stored Culture: Local businesses give insight to their experiences and hardships

Local businesses give insight to their experiences in Cupertino
May 23, 2019
Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation
May 22, 2019
Senior Alisha Gao modeled for her first time. For Gao walking down the runway in heels was the hardest part. Photo by Sarah Young

Fashion club hosts their annual fashion show

Fashion designers and modeling first-timers participate in long-awaited fashion show
May 11, 2019
Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Places and events to go to during the summer
May 5, 2019
Reaching an end: ArtReach on the verge of closure

Reaching an end: ArtReach on the verge of closure

Despite success in its second school wide art competition, ArtReach has been in the decline and is facing closure.
April 12, 2019
Marvel vs. DC Comics

Marvel vs. DC Comics

MVHS community debates between Marvel vs. DC
April 10, 2019
DIY: Spring Desserts: How to make tangerine and milk jelly and lemon bars

DIY: Spring Desserts: How to make tangerine and milk jelly and lemon bars

Homemade sweets perfect for a warm and sunny day.
April 6, 2019
A passion for fashion: Fashion club members express why they love fashion

A passion for fashion: Fashion club members express why they love fashion

Fashion club members discuss what inspires them to create their handiwork.
March 15, 2019
Sitting it out: MVHS student who don’t join in on school festivities explain their perspective

Sitting it out: MVHS student who don’t join in on school festivities explain their perspective

Students discuss why they don’t go to school dances
March 13, 2019
Chocolate Drawings: How to make decorative chocolate drawings

Chocolate Drawings: How to make decorative chocolate drawings

Detailed instructions about creating edible art with chocolate
February 15, 2019
Do it with passion: ArtReach club members explain why they love their club

Do it with passion: ArtReach club members explain why they love their club

Club members explain why they’re invested in ArtReach
February 8, 2019
State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

State divided: Political factors that have lead to a governmental divide

Factors leading up to shutdown including lack of compromise and a divided government.
February 8, 2019
Cupertino residents attended a emergency preparedness class to learn about what to do in an emergency and how to prepare. Residents were allowed to practice using a fire extinguisher as well as turn off a gas meter. Photo by Sarah Young.

Surviving and Thriving: Emergency preparedness experts provide tips and explanations on how to deal with an emergency

Emergency preparedness experts give tips and explanations on how to react in times of emergency.
January 28, 2019
The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

The journey never ends: MVHS community discusses literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National board certification

The MVHS community talks about literature teacher Monica Jariwala’s National Board certification
January 16, 2019

Elves in action: MVHS students who volunteer during the holidays

Students in clubs give back to the community during the giving season.
December 18, 2018
Upping the recycling game: AP chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and MVHS students help spread awareness about proper waste disposal

Upping the recycling game: AP chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and MVHS students help spread awareness about proper waste disposal

Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta and a group of seniors spread awareness about proper waste disposal.
December 17, 2018
New Resolutions: ArtReach club reflects on the past semester

New Resolutions: ArtReach club reflects on the past semester

ArtReach club officers and advisor share how they’ve grown over the year and what they hope to change next semester
December 13, 2018
A Change in U.S.

A Change in U.S.

The 2018 midterm elections in the eyes of the MVHS community
November 21, 2018
The heart of ArtReach: ArtReach club members explain what makes ArtReach unique

The heart of ArtReach: ArtReach club members explain what makes ArtReach unique

ArtReach club members explain what makes their club special
November 20, 2018
Concrete Growth: Renovations bear the F building have cause a few mobility difficulties

Concrete Growth: Renovations bear the F building have cause a few mobility difficulties

Renovations near the F building have caused inconveniences for Robotics students and teachers.
November 2, 2018
Picking up the pieces: ArtReach’s new officers get to work to carry on their club’s legacy

Picking up the pieces: ArtReach’s new officers get to work to carry on their club’s legacy

ArtReach’s new officer team picks up the reins and heads towards a new vision.
October 26, 2018
Photo Illustration by Roshan Fernandez, Tyler Cho and Sarah Young.

Dream Theory

Experts interpret the meaning and importance of dreams
October 24, 2018
For the love of cats: Junior Audrey Cui explains how she made and sells her cat calendar

For the love of cats: Junior Audrey Cui explains how she made and sells her cat calendar

Junior Audrey Cui explains her process and motivation in making a cat calendar.
October 21, 2018
Hooked online: how social media affects cognition

Hooked online: how social media affects cognition

Analyzing the pervasive nature of social media in students' lives
September 28, 2018
Picturing the future: Photography club expresses its hopes for the future

Picturing the future: Photography club expresses its hopes for the future

Photography club’s officers and co-adviser discuss plans and hopes for the future.
September 27, 2018
Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library

Hidden in plain sight: The impact of librarians in the library

Examining a librarian’s impact on the library
September 23, 2018
7-11: Culture of Convenience

7-11: Culture of Convenience

Students discuss their experiences with 7-11
August 30, 2018
Taking care

Taking care

May 31, 2018
Drawing up a new team: ArtReach’s officer team celebrates the success of their competition and begin looking for future officers

Drawing up a new team: ArtReach’s officer team celebrates the success of their competition and begin looking for future officers

The end of ArtReach’s first art competition heralds the beginning of a new officer team.
May 22, 2018
Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

Retiring staff members reflect on their careers
May 9, 2018

Taking action: the motive behind Action Night

Leadership and invited speakers discuss the motivation behind Action Night and its importance
April 30, 2018
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