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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

Instrumental Music Director John Gilchrist takes a pause in directing the orchestra during its 2023 Winter Concert, “Forces of Nature.”

Striking the high note

Alyssa Yang and Benjamin Zhang January 26, 2024
John Gilchrist wins the Richard L. Levin Orchestra Educator Award
Junior Clara Fun jumps to shoot the ball during a varsity girls basketball game.

Hitting the breaking point

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang December 23, 2023
Examining how athletes at MVHS have experienced and overcome burnout within their sports
Protestors gather at Harry Bridges Plaza, San Francisco in a demonstration against the APEC convention.

On the streets of SF

The 2023 APEC summit was held in San Francisco from Nov. 11 to 17, bring international leaders from across the Asia Pacific region to the Moscone Center to discuss global issues. From protestors and...

The procession moves down Market St., protesting against the APEC 2023 summit in San Francisco.

The voices against APEC

Jason Chu, Lillian Wang, and Alyssa Yang December 4, 2023
Demonstrators hit the streets in San Francisco to protest APEC 2023
During a pause in his live forging demonstration, blacksmith Lester Markarian explains the techniques he used to create a handle.

Forging demonstration lights up Baer Blacksmith Shop

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang November 28, 2023
Restored historical Cupertino shop holds monthly blacksmithing demonstration
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Searles Valley, California ruptured the road on Jul. 5, 2019. | Photo United States Geological Survey

MVHS takes cover on International ShakeOut Day

Jason Chu and Alyssa Yang October 30, 2023

MVHS held its annual ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill shortly after 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2023, as part of the international Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills movement, which aims to educate the world...

FUHSD parents Rosario Rivera and Claudia Camacho listen to a live Spanish translation during the Boards Sept. 19 pre-mapping public hearing.

Facing north

Giljoon Lee, Shannon Yu, Ellie Wang, and Alyssa Yang September 30, 2023
Exploring how transitioning to By-Trustee-Area elections will affect FUHSD in North Sunnyvale
MVHS facilities staff are taking steps to address the ant infestations MVHS has dealt with for years.

Getting antsy

Stella Petzova and Alyssa Yang September 24, 2023
Examining how ant infestations affect MVHS students and faculty
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
In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Ten days before students returned to campus, the floor of the F building’s vocal music room was covered in bundles of Thermafiber insulation and piles of gypsum boards. The choir’s new practice rooms...

Junior and El Estoque Features editor Dahlia Schilling enters data into TimelineJS, one of the multimedia tools El Estoque uses for its online content. Photo | Alyssa Yang

El Estoque named NSPA finalists in 11 categories

Alyssa Yang August 29, 2023
National Scholastic Press Association honors MVHS news publication
Finding my voice

Finding my voice

Alyssa Yang June 11, 2023
Understanding how to let myself be heard
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