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

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...

Chit-Chat

Chit-Chat

Exploring various types of conversations in our community
Released on the first day of spring, Red Velvet’s newest EP offers the perfect bright songs to start off the spring season.

“Feel My Rhythm” is a spring gem

Aashna Patel and Angela Zhang March 24, 2022

On March 21, Korean pop girl group Red Velvet released its 9th EP titled “The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm” as an extension of the three-part, carnival-themed “The ReVe Festival” series it...

The Valero gas station on De Anza Boulevard prices almost reached $6.00 on March 12. Photo by Angela Zhang

Gas prices reach record highs as Russia-Ukraine War continues

Irene Tang and Angela Zhang March 18, 2022
Examining the effect of Biden’s sanction on Russian oil and gas in Cupertino
Feedback feels uncomfortable

Feedback feels uncomfortable

Angela Zhang March 16, 2022

“How do I put this? The essay doesn’t really have substance. You probably need to rethink the central theme.”  Bam. The criticism from my writing teacher hit me like a slap. I looked down at...

MVHS looks to enact long-term mental health changes

MVHS looks to enact long-term mental health changes

Angela Zhang March 4, 2022

The MVHS Social Emotional Learning (SEL) taskforce was created in February of 2021 to improve students’ emotional awareness and mental health at school. According to Library Media Specialist Doreen Bonde,...

In the face of crime

In the face of crime

Examining the impact of crime and community reactions to it
@randomstufflol567 (tiktok), Joseph Prezioso/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, @lil kizzy (tiktok)

TikTok challenges influence crime in school communities

Michelle Chen and Angela Zhang February 11, 2022

Across the nation, threats to initiate school shootings and bombings circulated on TikTok the week of Dec. 17, 2021. As a popular social media platform, TikTok enabled the spread of this trend through...

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