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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Sophomore Evan Zhang sings at the La Pluma Coffeehouse. The event featured a variety of acts including singing, dancing and role play. Photo by Varsha Venkat.

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Varsha Venkat April 8, 2014

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt...

AP French students present cultural projects during Museum Night

Alina Abidi April 5, 2014

AP French students presented museum projects based on various aspects of French culture on April 3 at 6:00 p.m to parents, friends and French students in other levels. Topics included government, etiquette,...

Senior Allyson Gottlieb self-publishes first novella

Senior Allyson Gottlieb self-publishes first novella

Maya Murthy August 23, 2013

Gottlieb speaks about why self-publishing is beneficial, if not better than, using a publishing house. When senior Allyson Gottlieb decided to self-publish her book, the last thing she expected was...

Students win first place at California Association of Teachers of English writing contest

Students win first place at California Association of Teachers of English writing contest

Amrutha Dorai May 3, 2013

Sophomore Ann Fu and junior Allyson Gottlieb write fiction to express their love of literature. Sophomore Ann Fu mastered the art of reading in the shower when she was in the third grade. The book...

Statistical breakdown

Statistical breakdown

Jennifer Lee March 14, 2013

Criminologist Jackson Toby wrote in a 2001 issue of Weekly Standard that “although mass murders inside of American schools are statistically very, very rare, when they do occur, they are more likely...

How much are you wearing?

How much are you wearing?

Cynthia Mao December 7, 2011

In one of the most affluent cities in the nation, nearly everyone seems financially well-off, but that may not always be the case. Oftentimes, an indicator of financial stability is willingness to spend...

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