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

Pedestrians cross one leg of the Bubb/McClellan intersection during the walk phase of the Pedestrian Scramble

Scramble to amble

Samika Bhatkar and Angela Zhang February 8, 2023
Examining the effects of the new Pedestrian Scramble
50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

Megha Mummaneni, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang February 6, 2023
In the 23rd installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Julia Satterthwaite 50 questions
Reviewing California laws passed for 2023

Reviewing California laws passed for 2023

Lillian Wang and Angela Zhang January 19, 2023
Hundreds of new statewide measures took effect on Jan. 1
2022 News Recap

2022 News Recap

Angela Zhang, News Editor December 21, 2022
Reflecting on the biggest news events of each month
Students from the University of Southern California march around USCs campus to protest Mahsa Aminis death and the lack of womens rights in Iran.

Reflecting on the Iran protests

Sonia Verma, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang October 22, 2022

One of the student sources in this story is anonymous due to safety concerns and will be referred to as Student A. Following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was taken into custody by Iran’s morality...

Junior Vatsel Srivastava lifts his bike over other bikes to move through the racks.

Overstack of the rack

Brandon Xu and Angela Zhang October 7, 2022

Since the start of this school year, finding space to park bikes has proven more of a challenge than in years past. According to a survey of 196 students, 71% of respondents felt that the bike racks were...

Teachers take on new positions

Teachers take on new positions

Alongside a group of fellow AP teachers, Biology teacher Lora Lerner spent four days of her summer at AP Summer Institute gaining familiarity with curriculum and labs as she prepared to trade in one session...

Photo by Kayla Henderson-Wood | Used with permission

Oakland teachers strike to protest school closures

Michelle Chen and Angela Zhang May 22, 2022
Examining the reasons behind the strike and its connection to MVHS
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Graham Clark is appointed as the next FUHSD Superintendent

Angela Zhang May 3, 2022

On Tuesday, May 3, the FUHSD Board of Trustees announced in an email that current Deputy Superintendent Graham Clark will start as the district’s next Superintendent on July 1, after receiving unanimous...

The methods of communication that people use — voice pitch, voice tone and body language — can affect the way people perceive professionalism.

Subconscious communication

Mikaylah Du and Angela Zhang April 27, 2022
Exploring the effects of verbal and nonverbal communication in professional settings
While sitting on the gym floor during Challenge Day, students played a game in which the objective was to keep a giant volleyball in the air.

Taking an inside look at Challenge Day

Angela Zhang April 25, 2022

“[Challenge Day] is an experience,” school-based therapist Richard Prinz said. “It's so emotional, [yet people] go and they want to go again. It's a workshop for challenging ourselves to become more...

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