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 seniors and freshmen splash each other in the hopes of sinking the others boat.

Classes compete in annual Boat Battle

Sonia Verma and Alex Zhang May 27, 2023

Transcript: Hannah Wu: I was told someone was gonna drown and I want to see that happening. Voice-over: An inter-class boat battle was held at the Mona Vista pool during lunch on Wednesday, May...

Graphic by Michelle Zheng

The final run ep 3: Girls Basketball

Minjae Kang and Alex Zhang May 15, 2023
Exploring the CCS journey of seniors in the MV girls basketball team
2023 CIF Central Coast Section Championships

2023 CIF Central Coast Section Championships

Learn more about the CCS Tournament for the Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Boys Basketball and Wrestling
The majority of Cupertino is zoned for low to medium density housing, pictured in yellow on Cupertinos interactive zoning map.

New laws and housing element impact housing in Cupertino

Lillian Wang and Alex Zhang February 15, 2023
Community members share their opinions on the housing crisis
A person holds up a lit cigarette that has been partially smoked.

Clarifying the cannabis conundrum

Lauren Chuu and Alex Zhang December 20, 2022
Analyzing the MVHS perspective on the legalization of cannabis and its impact locally
Inflation rates have gone up in the U.S. due to the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine | Graphic by April Wang

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 “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,...

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