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

Inflation impacts students and staff

Inflation impacts students and staff

Minjae Kang, Alex Zhang, April Wang, and Manas Kottakota August 12, 2022
Looking into how rising prices challenge the FUHSD community
Calling to communicate

Calling to communicate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqh8O-YZoiE “It feels more personal.” English teacher Megan Choate finds calling to be a more connected method of communication because it allows her to hear the...

Picture used with permission from Blumhouse Productions

‘Firestarter’ fails to make sparks

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer May 17, 2022

From the mind of author Stephen King and director Keith Thomas came a new adaptation of the 1980 novel “Firestarter.” Despite a fresh attempt at exceeding the initial 1984 movie adaption, the movie...

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell gaze up at the sky | Sky Dance Media

‘The Adam Project’ is another overdone Sci-fi cliche

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer March 19, 2022

Fresh off the success from the duo’s partnership in last year’s hit movie “Free Guy,” Director Shawn Levy and star Ryan Reynolds burst back onto the big screen in Netflix’s latest movie “The...

Graphic | Sophia Ma

Analyzing the impact of CRT on curriculum

Alex Zhang February 15, 2022
Exploring feedback and reception from the MVHS community on the integration of CRT in Honors American Literature curriculum
The bathroom breakdown

The bathroom breakdown

While many MVHS bathrooms have a bad reputation, EE reporters Jiya Singh and Alex Zhang took to investigating the bathrooms themselves. Judging based on a five criteria system — visual cleanliness,...

Graphic | Mikaylah Du

Coping with grief

Mira Wagner and Alex Zhang December 10, 2021
Community members describe their experiences and strategies managing their grief
A bouquet of roses were placed in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. Photo by Patrick Kelley

Remembering 9/11

Gauri Manoj and Alex Zhang September 11, 2021
Adults recount the tragedy and its impact on the 20th anniversary
Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Club leaders share their objectives for the 2021-2022 school year

Exploring what’s in store for clubs as MVHS returns to in-person learning
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
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2020 Year in review

Rachel Jiang and Shivani Verma January 5, 2021
Reflecting on the events of 2020
A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China,...

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