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

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
Scott Victorine pulls out a purple guitar from his small collection he has in closet during tutorial to play.

Leveling up a hobby

Sonia Verma, Staff Writer October 23, 2021
History Teacher Scott Victorine describes his passion for guitars
Photo by Taralynn Kang | Used with permission

Reviewing Inktober 2021

Amber Milesi, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

mong the numerous fall activities that take place during October, Inktober is an art challenge in which artists create a new, completed piece every day of the month, usually based on a one-word prompt....

50 Questions with Brian Chow

50 Questions with Brian Chow

Krish Dev, Website Editor September 22, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with Art teacher Brian Chow to ask him 50 questions. Chow shares his most embarrassing moment, his favorite childhood memory...

Arm problems

Lance Tong and Neysa Singh May 15, 2021
How arm pains and injuries have impacted athletes at MVHS
An oil painting of oranges done by MVHS alumnus Brett Park

Art after high school

Kripa Mayureshwar April 4, 2021
The stigma against pursuing non-STEM related paths after high school
A digital drawing made by Olivia Tsui of her friends character Finn.

“That’s not REAL art”

Mikaylah Du, Staff Writer January 26, 2021
Exploring what is or isn't considered proper art
A staff member at the Museum of Ice Cream takes photos of visitors in the sprinkle pit.

Selfie factories

Ayah Ali-Ahmad February 2, 2020
Examining the rise of interactive art museums over traditional art museums
Load More Stories