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

Tina Low

Tina Low, News Editor

Tina is currently a senior and a News Editor for El Estoque. She enjoys listening to music, reading, hanging out with friends and binging television shows to an unhealthy extent. She hopes to become a biomedical engineer in the future to follow her passion in the medical field.

All content by Tina Low
Food review: Local taco trucks

Food review: Local taco trucks

Reviewing nearby taco trucks based on quality, price and taste
May 21, 2021
How to spice up your Instant Ramen

How to spice up your Instant Ramen

Three different ways to add more flavor to your ramen dish
May 21, 2021
The front cash register area of Matcha Love located in San Jose, Calif.

Dessert Detectives: Matcha Love

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
May 7, 2021

FUHSD organizes a Social Emotional Learning task force

Members of the task force discuss their goals to aid student and staff mental health and build social emotional skills
April 2, 2021
Clubs: Behind the Screens

Clubs: Behind the Screens

February 10, 2021
MVHS senior Manas Manu discusses publishing his first music piece

[Video] The making and promotion of Manas Manu’s first song

MVHS senior Manas Manu discusses publishing his first music piece
January 11, 2021
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
Co-owner Liberty Walker poses in front of the Dont Glaze Me Donuts truck.

Six Bay Area Black-owned eateries to support

Suggestions for restaurants, cafes and dessert businesses to visit
October 17, 2020
Visual

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
May 29, 2020
The Class of 2021 promoted the Zoom Prom on Instagram, and the link to the meeting was put in the 2021 Instagram bio which meant anybody could have access to the meeting

Class of 2021 hosts ‘A Zoom to Remember’

Leadership students handle inappropriate comments made at their online prom
April 16, 2020
COVID-19 news coverage

COVID-19 news coverage

In-depth coverage of COVID-19 at every level
April 13, 2020
Census Photo

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

Information about the questionnaire and its impact on students
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
March 13, 2020
Senior Isabelle Dingli, an Australian citizen, spent her winter break in Melbourne, about 100 miles away from the nearest fires, but she says the air quality impacted her.

Up in flames: Australian bushfires from July 2019 continue to devastate

Australian students from MVHS react to the longer, more widespread bushfires in their home country
February 11, 2020
7,500 people gather to march from the San Jose City Hall to Arena Green for the fourth-annual San Jose Women’s March.

San Jose Women’s March takes place on Jan. 21

Marchers share their views on politics and the power of mass protests
January 28, 2020

Impeachment for Dummies

Understanding the process behind impeachment
January 11, 2020
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

District-wide Key Club members gather to collect canned foods from local neighborhoods, singing in return
December 25, 2019
Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting

Annual Cupertino Christmas Tree Lighting

Cupertino community comes together for the ceremony
December 16, 2019
Sophomore Rachel Chen, part of the group that researched the Lehigh Cement Company emission issues, presents  more information about the plants pollution.

Lehigh Cement Company’s pollution issue

MVHS students spoke against Lehigh Cement Company’s harmful emissions to nearby residents at a Youth In Action (YIA) Conference
November 24, 2019

Duck, cover & hold

California could be overdue for a major earthquake and here's how to prepare
November 23, 2019
Patrick Wyman informs a customer about the We Love Local event and how to receive a free bag.

Whole Foods Cupertino hosts We Love Local Event

Learn about the local food businesses showcased at the event
October 14, 2019
The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS 50th anniversary

The year of gold: Celebrating MVHS’ 50th anniversary

Exploring multiple facets of MVHS culture in honor of its 50th anniversary
September 27, 2019
Students of the Cupertino Teen Commission and Youth Activity Board helped distribute boba to the over 500 students who showed up. Photo by Justine Ha

Bobateeno 2019

The City of Cupertino hosts event to encourage mental health awareness
September 26, 2019
Buying Local

Buying Local

Exploring local businesses in Cupertino
May 22, 2019
Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Crafting cards: Key Club celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Club officers and members hand-make cards for every teacher on staff
May 18, 2019
MVHS Art Festival

MVHS Art Festival

Students and their families attend the MVHS Art Festival which showcases artwork, offers food and ends with a student-run fashion show
May 5, 2019
Warming up

Warming up

El Estoque documents how teams and athletes prepare for the big day
April 10, 2019
The key to success: Positive Psychology

The key to success: Positive Psychology

MVHS PTSA and Kennedy MS PTA invites parents to attend psychologist G. Julie Xie’s seminar on child psychology
April 8, 2019
Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

Girls softball: Team loses close game against Saratoga HS

MVHS varsity is defeated 10-9
March 15, 2019
Starting them young

Starting them young

A look into recreational sports leagues in Cupertino
March 10, 2019
Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

Track and field: MVHS hosts third annual RustBuster Invitational

13 teams from the Bay Area compete in the first meet of the year despite rainy conditions
March 8, 2019

CNH Key Club’s 2019 Conclave

High schools in Key Club’s Region 17 gather at Cupertino HS to vote for their next term’s lieutenant governor
February 17, 2019
Global Voices

Global Voices

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the reporters

Hear Us: the reporters

February 16, 2019
Hear Us: the students

Hear Us: the students

February 16, 2019
Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

Girls Basketball: Matadors fall to Homestead HS after losing an early lead

MVHS loses senior night game despite maintaining intensity throughout the game
February 10, 2019
Monthly Matter: National Hobby Month

Monthly Matter: National Hobby Month

MVHS students discuss their favorite hobbies to celebrate National Hobby Month
February 4, 2019
Monthly Matter: Ending the year

Monthly Matter: Ending the year

MVHS students discuss their most memorable experiences from 2018
December 17, 2018

Key Club’s annual baby blanket making event

Members and officers of Division 34 South’s Key Club come together for their Thanksgiving Division Council Meeting
December 3, 2018
The Inner-workings

The Inner-workings

November 21, 2018
The story behind Emily Rogers

The story behind Emily Rogers

The breakdown on Emily Rogers; a fictional character brought to life on Instagram by several MVHS students that spooked the class of 2021
November 9, 2018
Im just me because...

“I’m just me because…”

Why it’s important to express your individuality
October 26, 2018
Coffee with the Principal

Coffee with the Principal

First “Coffee with the Principal” event of the year encourages discussion about concerns and issues at MVHS
October 26, 2018
Masked Manipulation

Masked Manipulation

Looking into the impacts of bullying in our community for National Bullying Prevention month 2018.
October 23, 2018
Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

Kennedy Middle School’s 2018 Fall Festival

MVHS and KMS students express enthusiasm and pride for the traditional event.
October 4, 2018
Monthly Matter: National Self-Improvement Month

Monthly Matter: National Self-Improvement Month

MVHS students reflect on their personal improvements this past September.
September 28, 2018

Meet the 2018-19 French Honor Society officers

New officers explains the value of language
September 28, 2018
A matter of time

A matter of time

Exploring the schedule changes across the Fremont Union High School District
September 26, 2018
Instatutors

Instatutors

People share their experiences of creating and using a student-made nonprofit tutoring service
September 11, 2018
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