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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

Darren Lin sets up in his starting position while practicing for long jump.

Time Out! Ep. 15: Darren Lin

Benjamin Zhang February 5, 2024

Benjamin Zhang · Time Out! Ep. 15: Darren Lin   BZ: Hello everyone, my name is Benjamin Zhang and welcome to Episode 15 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here...

Some MVHS students have experienced sleepwalking at night, causing them to get out of bed unconsciously.

The secret life of sleep

Pranati Kotamraju and Alan Tai January 26, 2024

n the quiet, pitch-black hallways of her home, senior Elise Chiu would embark on nocturnal journeys as a child. Asleep but moving in the middle of the night, she navigated through the dark with her...

Since losing certain words in Kannada, Chikkaballapur finds himself using Google Translate more and more. | Photo by Suhana Mahabal

Culture through language

Suhana Mahabal December 11, 2023 Sophomore Ronith Vinod...

Seniors Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina dance during the senior Homecoming skit. The choreography included a breakdancing segment, which both of them partook in as experienced breakdancers.

Time Out! Ep. 13: Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina

Lauren Chuu, Daphne Huang, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil December 10, 2023
Exploring how seniors Matthew Lau and Pranai Raina got into breakdancing and their experience in the sport

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,...

Ethan Lien sets up for his swing. Photo courtesy of Ethan Lien | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 12: Ethan Lien

Dahlia Schilling December 7, 2023

DS: Hi everyone, my name is Dahlia Schilling, and welcome back to Episode 12 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta Vista High School and explore the journeys...

Graphic | Sarah Liu

Stereotypes Podcast Part 3: Linguistics in Movies

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng December 6, 2023

S: Hi, I’m Sarah. M: Hi, I’m Michelle. S and M: And today, we will be discussing linguistic stereotyping in movies. M: We’ll be exploring how the use of language stereotypes in movies...

Former MVHS student and current junior Mira Sarang’s experience with rehab has encouraged her to stay sober.

From addiction to recovery

Ananya Chaudhary, Dylan Nguyen, and Aashi Venkat November 29, 2023

Dylan Nguyen · From addiction to recoverydoc Trigger warning: This story mentions substance abuse. Transcript: AC: Hi guys, my name is Ananya Chaudhary. DN: My name is Dylan Nguyen.  AV:...

2023 NBA Playoffs Conference Finals EE-SPN Graphic by Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakotta

EE-SPN Ep. 2: NBA Conference Finals 2023

Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakota May 19, 2023
Analyzing the conference finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs
Gail Fretwell-Hugger stands in the Cupertino Historical Museum holding two books about Cupertinos history. Photo by Alan Tai

From past to present

Alan Tai May 13, 2023
Highlighting the people working to preserve Cupertino’s history
EE-SPN 2023 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals Podcast with Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv

EE-SPN Ep. 1: NBA Conference Semifinals 2023

Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv May 2, 2023
Analyzing the conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs
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