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

All in

All in

Amberly Sun and Aidan Ruan May 24, 2024

Out of the 54 total athletic teams at MVHS, many teams, including football, softball, cross country, dive and track & field, do not enforce cuts when determining their rosters. No-cut refers to sports...

Treating toxicity

Treating toxicity

Amberly Sun and Kalyani Puthenpurayil May 21, 2024

As a former MVHS student, math teacher Katie Collins recalls thinking the school was overly competitive. The students and teachers put a heavy emphasis on grades, which encourages students to compromise...

The softball team huddles up for a cheer after the game.

Softball falls to Cupertino High School 17-1

Corinna Kuo, Amberly Sun, and Kaia Yuan May 13, 2024

Varsity Softball fell 17-1 to Cupertino High School on Tuesday, May 7, in its 11th game of the season. The game ended after five innings under the mercy rule, which states that a game automatically ends...

Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

From the outside, Monta Vista High School may seem like the ideal high school: numerous AP courses, top national rankings and more. However, step inside and find that there is more to it than meets the...

Senior Henry Hu returns the ball against HHS defenders.

Varsity Boys Volleyball defeats Homestead High School 3-0

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan March 20, 2024

On Friday, March 15, Varsity Boys Volleyball won against Homestead High School 3-0. Although MVHS started off the first set with a big lead, HHS was able to catch up, leaving the team to narrowly win by...

Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

As students grow up and gain more experience in their lives, they start to develop various fears in the different facets of life. While many of these fears can be mitigated, oftentimes these fears play...

College and Career Advisor Rogelio Calderon works during the school day. Photo by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

A “major” decision

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Amberly Sun March 9, 2024

Sophomore Shreeya Setty has had wide exposure to various activities in the liberal arts fields such as being a teacher’s assistant for a business class and a member of Future Business Leaders of America...

Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan February 11, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 53-45 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in its 10th league game. LHS took the lead in the first quarter, with a score of 13-11, which continued into halftime...

Seeking sleep

Seeking sleep

Amberly Sun and Lillian Wang January 26, 2024

The DSM-V — the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by mental health professionals as a standard for diagnosis — lists 10 separate sleep disorders, the...

Graphic by Amberly Sun

Putting Pressure

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan December 8, 2023

Student A will remain anonymous due to privacy concerns. As junior Ali Malik scrolled through a news story on his phone, his eyes locked on a specific article and his thumb slowly swiped against the...

Monta Vista librarys fiction section contains a large number of romance novels, including Love Time Infinity.

The romance renaissance

Amberly Sun and Aletheia Ju October 30, 2023

Senior Prerana Dilip curls up on the couch, her head buried in a brightly colored book. As she flips the pages, a smile flits across her face as she becomes entranced by a heart-warming interaction between...

An artwork titled “what color is it” by Christina Lou | The piece is a mixture of various colors of paint.

Capitalizing on creativity

Amberly Sun October 25, 2023

Architecture, visual art, animation, cinematography, music and film — the products and impacts of art are visible everywhere. The people behind these art pieces are often funded or backed by a corporation....

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