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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

FUHSD is currently working to combat the misuse of AI tools in the classroom.

Changing Education with ChatGPT

Exploring changes in AI regulations in education for the 2023-24 school year
I was formally diagnosed with depression and anxiety nearing a year ago, and sharing about it in any form felt like I was viscerally tearing myself open.

Spill Your Guts

April Wang, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Honestly, I’m okay with being vulnerable about my depression and anxiety. I know there’s a stigma against people with mental illnesses, but personally, it was never that I was afraid of...

Artivism on social media

Lily Jiang and April Wang February 3, 2023
Discussing the unique impacts of combining art, activism, and the widespread use of social media
My first teaching experiences all began with speech. Illustration | April Wang

Lessons on teaching

April Wang, Copy Editor November 28, 2022

Honestly, I think I’m a good teacher. That wasn’t really something I ever thought I’d say. It still isn’t. Looking at all my favorite teachers, they’ve always been patient. Professional....

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

White supremacy is pitting minorities against each other

April Wang, Copy Editor November 13, 2022

Let me just put out there that I approve of affirmative action. I think it is necessary, and I think it should not be torn down. Personal opinions aside, the issue of affirmative action gets tiring...

Dismantling the ‘girlboss’ in the mirror

April Wang, Copy Editor October 7, 2022

I remember the first time I watched “Mulan,” I was enamored with Mulan’s countless shows of strength and skill. I saw her as the epitome of a strong Chinese woman, and thought to myself that she...

Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

Homemade Hipster: Grass Jelly Bowl

April Wang, Copy Editor September 7, 2022

Ingredients Raw taro Rock sugar Boba (anywhere between ¼ to 1 cup, doesn’t really matter) ¼ cup brown sugar Red bean paste/cooked red bean Unsweetened coconut milk Grass...

Inflation rates have gone up in the U.S. due to the pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine | Graphic by April Wang

Inflation impacts students and staff

Minjae Kang, Alex Zhang, April Wang, and Manas Kottakota August 12, 2022
Looking into how rising prices challenge the FUHSD community
I started out in the Kennedy Middle School Speech Club, and in high school, became part of Monta Vista Speech and Debate.

Throwing away my fear

April Wang, Copy Editor May 27, 2022

I am, and will always be, an introvert. No one can tell me otherwise. Let’s face it, anyone who knew me in elementary school will probably remember me as the girl who was perpetually hunched over and...

Study season

Study season

April Wang and Lillian Wang April 27, 2022
Juniors take on second semester testing
Not having those photos horrified me, and even knowing I could remember some of things, I couldnt help but feel as if all of my memories had become blurred. Graphic by April Wang

Enjoy the moment, not the photo

April Wang, Copy Editor April 23, 2022

When El Estoque took a trip to the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention in Los Angeles this year, I was ecstatic. Four days with little adult supervision, what a freaking miracle! Down with vegetables!...

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