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

Photo illustration by Lauren Chuu

Athlete attendance

Lauren Chuu and Asha Wojciechowski January 27, 2024

MV Dance Team Coach Joy Lee has a policy in place for all of her dancers: if you can’t make it to practice, you have to write a paragraph detailing how your absence impacts the team. With the exception...

Where are you really from?

Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski December 8, 2023

As English teacher Derek Lu was enjoying his time on a first date in San Diego, his mood suddenly changed when he was confronted with a statement that left him unsettled.  “He just suddenly blurted,...

Senior Sanika Kothari (center) supports junior Jooha Kim (top center) by her ankle at a football game against Washington High School on Sept. 9.

Base value

Lily Jiang and Asha Wojciechowski December 6, 2023

Since she was 8 years old, Sanika Kothari has loved cheerleading. She recalls bursting into tears every time a practice was canceled and she didn’t get to practice flying. However, when Kothari was 12...

Illustrations by April Wang

*Cough cough*

Niveda Hari and Asha Wojciechowski October 26, 2023

It’s official. Red, runny noses, loud coughing fits and trash cans piling up with tissues — flu season has commenced. Students at MVHS are falling sick, but there has been a distinct change in attitude...

Rob Walker shares personal details about his son’s fentanyl poisoning.

Cupertino Rotary Club holds “The Fentanyl Poisoning: Real Talk About Fake Pills” presentation

Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski October 20, 2023
The presentation was hosted in partnership with the Fremont Union High School Foundation, the Fremont Union High School District and the Cupertino Union School District
According to a survey of 159 people from MVHS, 43% of students believe the school does not have adequate lunch options.

Got lunch?

Megha Mummaneni and Asha Wojciechowski September 29, 2023
Evaluating the impact of school meal options on students with dietary restrictions
Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

When senior Ananya Nadathur first watched the “Barbie” trailer that parodied the opening scene of “2001: A Space Odyssey” a few months ago, it piqued her interests surrounding the movie — she...

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