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

Sophomore Amish Tyagi watches his birdie midair after a hard hit while his partner, senior Daphne Huang, stands at the ready.

Varsity Badminton falls to Cupertino High School 19-11

Shannon Yu, Brandon Xu, and Ethan Kellogg April 8, 2024

Varsity Badminton lost to Cupertino High School 19-11 on Tuesday, April 2. MVHS won six matches while CHS won nine, ultimately giving CHS the win. MVHS won two games in Boys Singles and one game in Girls...

Clubs sell out during Club Grub Day

Clubs sell out during Club Grub Day

Meggie Chen, Sarah Liu, and Brandon Xu March 8, 2024

MVHS held its Club Grub Day on Friday, Feb. 9 in the rally court, with many clubs successfully selling out. The event included all kinds of different foods from places such as Ike's Sandwiches and SomiSomi....

The Girl’s Basketball Team pose for a team photo after winning the CCS finals against Christopher High School. Photo courtesy of Clara Fan

Girls Basketball wins the CCS Championship for the first time in over 30 years

Aidan Ruan and Brandon Xu March 3, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won the Central Coast Section Championship 53-47 in the finals against Christopher High School on Saturday, Feb. 24. According to Girls Basketball Coach Sara Borelli, this championship...

Graphic | Corinna Kuo

Investing in student wellness

Liz Liu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Brandon Xu January 27, 2024

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 483 on Oct. 8, 2023, and it went into effect Jan. 1, 2024, providing more state funding for health services in California schools, particularly mental healthcare....

Members of the California Reparations Task Force hold a meeting at San Diego State Universitys Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, on Jan. 28.  Photo courtesy of Kamilah Moore | Used with permission

Repairing the past

Brandon Xu and Eric Zhou December 9, 2023

The California Reparations Task Force proposed plans to provide reparations for African Americans in California with ancestors who were enslaved. According to California Reparations Task Force chairperson...

Ed Ternan, Rhana Hashemi and Rob Walker answer questions at the Fentanyl Awareness Event.

Approaching addictions

Brandon Xu and Ethan Yang November 3, 2023

Fremont Union High Schools Foundation and Rotary Club of Cupertino partnered with Song for Charlie and other community members to host “Fentanyl Poisoning: Real Talk About Fake Pills” on Wednesday,...

Implemented this year, the Wellness Room is designed to give students the space and time to reset.

Safe Space

Corinna Kuo, Brandon Xu, and Kaia Yuan September 29, 2023

MVHS implemented the Wellness Room in room C201 for the 2023-34 school year. According to Wellness Space Specialist Doreen Bonde, the Wellness Room allows students to reset physically and mentally when...

Junior Eric Zhou scans his ID using Minga at the lunch line.

Going digital

Daphne Huang and Brandon Xu September 23, 2023

MVHS is implementing a digital ID card system through the app “Minga” for students in the 2023-24 school year. According to Principal Ben Clausnitzer, MVHS is one of two schools in the FUHSD district,...

Denny Dong poses for a photo with Menlo School runner Justin Petre. Petre and Dong placed first and second respectively at the CCS semifinals 800 meter event. Photo courtesy of Denny Dong | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 5: Denny Dong

Brandon Xu and Aidan Ruan June 1, 2023

Brandon Xu · TimeOut! Ep. 5: Denny Dong BX: Hello everyone, my name is Brandon Xu. AR: And my name is Aidan Ruan. And this is the fifth episode of Time Out!  BX: Each episode, we will be...

ELD 2 teacher Shari Russell will be taking the new Instructional Lead position starting in the 2023-24 school year. Photo courtesy of Shari Russell | Used with permission

New Instructional Lead for English Language Development

Brandon Xu June 1, 2023

FUHSD plans to implement a new Instructional Lead position to support English Language Development classes throughout the district, effective during the 2023 to 2024 school year. According to FUHSD Coordinator...

Santa Clara County Supervisors plan to build affordable housing on this site near North Wolfe Road.

Closer to home

Brandon Xu May 31, 2023

An ongoing project for affordable teacher housing is currently underway at 10333 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino and is intended to help decrease the commute time for local teachers traveling to work. Santa...

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