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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

Photo Courtesy of Bonnie Belshe | The chaperones for 2022s combined prom pose on the deck of the ship where prom takes place as they pass by the Golden Gate Bridge

All Aboard!

Jiya Singh May 26, 2022

After being canceled for the last two years due to the pandemic, prom is back at MVHS. This year, as a combined event with juniors and seniors, aspects of both Junior Prom and Senior Ball were taken to...

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
FUHSD’s new schedule for 2022-23 school year adopts mandatory delayed start time

FUHSD’s new schedule for 2022-23 school year adopts mandatory delayed start time

Crystal Cheng and Matthew Yoshimoto April 17, 2022
Exploring decisions behind the schedule and its response from the community
Continuous Coverage on Ethnic Studies, updates on the development of the ethnic studies course at FUHSD will be added as new information is available.

Continuous coverage on Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 29, 2022

March 29 Social Studies Curriculum lead Viviana Torres has been assigned with a three year role that involves facilitating two teams that are part of the development of the Ethnic Studies course at...

Crazy School Stories

Crazy School Stories

Prisha Tiwari, Features Editor March 10, 2022
Teachers recount memorable moments with students during their career
Cover graphic for Behind the announcements, graphic by Krish Dev.

Behind the announcements

Krish Dev, Website Editor February 6, 2022

"Good Morning, Monta Vista!" Every school day hundreds of students and staff hear the start of the announcements,  Senior Clerical Assistant Jennifer Giarritta makes the transcripts in the morning,...

Journalist Jeff Chang coined the name Golden Era for the period of rap music produced from 1986 to the late 1990s

The Golden Era and modern rap

Anushka De December 8, 2021
How 90s hip-hop artists have shaped the current rap scene
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan

A forever war ends: The comic version

Melody Cui, Sophia Ma, and Minjae Kang October 12, 2021
Community members share their opinions on the US leaving Afghanistan
A bouquet of roses were placed in the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters to commemorate the lives lost during 9/11. Photo by Patrick Kelley

Remembering 9/11

Gauri Manoj and Alex Zhang September 11, 2021
Adults recount the tragedy and its impact on the 20th anniversary
MVHS Student Equity Task Force logo.

MVHS’ Student Equity Task Force

Jefferson Le April 2, 2021

Last month, the Student Equity Task Force — a student-run group dedicated to supporting anti-racism and equity initiatives at MVHS — held its second advisory lesson on Black History Month using Martin...

Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment

Part 2: The Process

Devin Gupta and Andie Liu April 1, 2021
Examining how MVHS makes course allocation decisions
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