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

The West Bay Community Band, displaying patriotic flair, delivers a performance to commence the ceremony. The MVHS Band provided the stands and chairs for the musicians.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2023

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 14, 2023

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony took place at Memorial Park on Nov. 11. The event honored veterans, active military personnel and first-responders with tributes that included laying flowers and a...

Elders in policymaking

Ethan Eisler and Alan Tai November 13, 2023

Exploring how elders in the community have been involved in policymaking

MVHS students may be inclined to write trauma essays in response to college essay prompts, creating a problematic mindset. Illustration by Kathryn Foo

Trading trauma for admission

Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai October 19, 2023

olleges love a good underdog — a story of someone starting from the bottom, taking the unlucky cards they were dealt, then rising to the occasion and becoming the model student. So, every year, when...



Exploring the niche passions of MVHS
50 Fresh Faces

50 Fresh Faces

As the new freshman class enters MVHS, many doors open up -- from joining clubs and playing sports to meeting new people and having unforgettable experiences. The numerous opportunities that are open to...

Photo illustration by Alan Tai | El Estoque

Solving for success

Alan Tai September 24, 2023

rowing up, sophomore Nolan Yiu remembers stumbling upon YouTube videos of people solving Rubik’s cubes. So, when one of Yiu’s friends brought a cube to school in the second week of third grade, he...

Ming Wood prepares coffee for customers at the Moonwake Coffee Roasters’ booth.

The stories behind the Cupertino Farmers Market

Alan Tai, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Alyssa Yang September 23, 2023
Highlighting the stories of the vendors and their products
An opponent moves to take possession of the ball from junior Erin Handelsman. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Field Hockey beats Cupertino High School 3-1

Ethan Eisler and Alan Tai September 9, 2023

arsity Field Hockey won 3-1 against Cupertino High School on Wednesday, Sept. 7, marking its second preseason victory. After neither team scored in the first quarter, junior and forward Tvisha Jain was...

The switch from the traditional paper SAT and PSAT exams to online has some students uneasy about possible technical difficulties.

Testing the digital divide

Examining how changes to the PSAT and SAT will affect MVHS

Behind the blossoms

Alan Tai, Yash Thapliyal, and Eric Zhou May 30, 2023
Exploring the story of the MVHS Garden
Gail Fretwell-Hugger stands in the Cupertino Historical Museum holding two books about Cupertinos history. Photo by Alan Tai

From past to present

Alan Tai May 13, 2023
Highlighting the people working to preserve Cupertino’s history

The people of the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai May 1, 2023
A look into how the community supports the environment
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