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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

Mr. Holaday assisting his student with their AP literature essay

Let Men HEAL

Trisha Sannappanavar, Arshiya Sen, and Arushi Singh March 29, 2024

What's the first job you think of when you imagine a woman working? What about a man? It's statistically proven that a large quantity of female workers fall under occupations such as nurses, assistants...

Vocal Music Director Amy Young faces the Witch as she plays “Rapunzel” in a production of “Into the Woods” hosted by San Jose State University’s School of Music and Dance. 
Photo by Jana Marcus Photography | Used with permission

Teacher talents

Samika Bhatkar December 2, 2023

Amy Young: Theater Mesmerized by the enchanting backdrops and uplifting songs of “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Sound of Music” as a child, Vocal Music Director Amy Young found herself in awe of...

An artwork titled “what color is it” by Christina Lou | The piece is a mixture of various colors of paint.

Capitalizing on creativity

Amberly Sun October 25, 2023

Architecture, visual art, animation, cinematography, music and film — the products and impacts of art are visible everywhere. The people behind these art pieces are often funded or backed by a corporation....

Junior Genevieve Lo poses for a photo during a ballet summer intensive at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Lo | Used with permission

No more finishing touches

Sophia D'Sa September 17, 2023

Bright lighting, smooth wooden floors and a wall-to-wall mirror with a barre make up the classic ballet studio. This is where some students spend hours a week practicing for performances and competitions,...

Senior Kushagra Srivastava and senior Suhani Vakhariya take prom photos at Stanford University. (Photo courtesy of Kushagra Srivastava | Used with permission)

The controversy behind public promposals

Avni Gandhi and Crystal Cheng June 1, 2023

For senior Kushagra Srivastava, a key component in his public promposal for his girlfriend was to buy Taco Bell for her, which was her favorite restaurant. He followed this by presenting a poster to her...

AI art has raised fears of human artists being replaced by machines.

A thin line

Mikaylah Du, Alan Tai, and Lillian Wang March 12, 2023
Exploring student and staff perspectives on artificial intelligence art
Is it even art?

Is it even art?

Kripa Mayureshwar and Darpan Singh February 8, 2023
Examining how community members define art in the modern world
Graphic by Sonia Verma

Aspirational Distances

Minjae Kang January 15, 2023
Exploring the differences in career aspirations between generations.
A drone shot of Orange Avenue pictures the newly constructed sidewalk. Photo by Alexander Chu

A new path to school

Megha Mummaneni and Kalyani Puthenpurayil October 14, 2022

Concerns from the community regarding road safety on Orange Avenue are increasing due to a rise in vehicular traffic and a growing number of students walking every morning. A sidewalk building project...

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
Teachers share first job experiences

Teachers share first job experiences

Aashna Patel March 18, 2022

David Hartford  Social Studies teacher David Hartford grew up helping on his family’s farm in Michigan from age 5. By 13, he earned $7 per hour, which he says was a “decent amount” at the time,...

Breaking the bubble

Breaking the bubble

Tanish Mendki and Michelle Chen December 10, 2021
CDC gives complete approval to the COVID-19 vaccine, authorizing its administration for ages 5-11
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