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

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
Principal Ben Clausnitzer works in his office responding to an email.

Staying in the loop

Alan Tai and Mihir Vishwarupe April 12, 2023
Examining how MVHS stays transparent with the community
Spring into the hunt

Spring into the hunt

Alan Tai April 7, 2023
Looking at the Cupertino Easter Egg Hunt’s return after COVID-19
The rise of AI chatbots such as ChatGPT has educators concerned about the potential for students to use these tools as a means to cheat.

CheatGPT: Is it time to kill the essay?

Alan Tai March 21, 2023
As usage of AI chatbots becomes widespread, schools will have to adapt
AI art has raised fears of human artists being replaced by machines.

A thin line

Mikaylah Du, Alan Tai, and Lillian Wang March 12, 2023
Exploring student and staff perspectives on artificial intelligence art
A look at lockdowns

A look at lockdowns

Alan Tai February 14, 2023
With gun violence on the rise, students and staff reflect on active shooter drills
The MVHS team celebrates and poses for a photo after winning the game. Photo by Brandon Xu

Boys Soccer beats Milpitas High School 3-2 in an intense game

Pranati Kotamraju, Alan Tai, and Brandon Xu January 29, 2023
Matadors crush the MHS comeback with a goal in the last five minutes of the game
According to the New York Times, the top destinations for Californians leaving were Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

Leaving CA

Alan Tai December 21, 2022
Exploring why some students want to leave the state they call home
starting fresh

starting fresh

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 12, 2022
sharing teachers’ first experiences at MVHS
A collage of images depicting Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai from left to right. Photos courtesy of Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai | Used with permission

American heroes

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 11, 2022
Discovering how military service has influenced the lives of local residents
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