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

Members of the Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo USA group demonstrate “suio ryu” techniques, an ancient form of martial arts, on Memorial Park’s outdoor stage.

Cupertino’s 40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Mihir Vishwarupe April 29, 2024

The Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities organization hosted the 40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Visitors strolled through vibrant booths filled...

During a pause in his live forging demonstration, blacksmith Lester Markarian explains the techniques he used to create a handle.

Forging demonstration lights up Baer Blacksmith Shop

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang November 28, 2023
Restored historical Cupertino shop holds monthly blacksmithing demonstration
Audience member freshman Beck Poltronetti rejects senior Ananya Nadathur by handing the flower back after her serenade in her self-written play, “Swiftie Serenade.”

MV Drama’s “Neo-Futurists” play takes center stage

Yixuan (Joyce) Li November 20, 2023

Monta Vista’s Drama department held its 2023 fall production, “Neo-Futurists,” on the evenings of Nov. 16 and Nov. 17. In the Black Box, performers captivated audiences with humor and a twinge of...

The Cupertino Historical Society acquired two mannequins for the center display: one of Painless Parker, and one of a patient getting his teeth pulled.

Painless Parker rolls into the Cupertino Historical Society

Lillian Wang September 16, 2023
New exhibit on famous Cupertino dentist opens Sept. 15
Rohan Pandit who is executive director of Silicon Valley Youth Council delivers a speech to MVHS students

MVHS and the FUHSD Sustainability Commission hold its first ever Earth Day event

Pranati Kotamraju May 8, 2023

MVHS partnered with FUHSD Sustainability Commission and hosted its first ever Earth Day fair along with Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action on Friday, April 28 in the Student Union and Rally Court. Students...

Cupertino High School sophomore Lara Gupta hands custom Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action T-shirts to community members.

Cupertino celebrates sustainability at the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Sarah Liu April 24, 2023
Community members come together to commemorate Earth Day
Speaker Jennifer Cheng describes her experiences with higher education and finding the right career.

Photo by Aditya Shukla | El Estoque

TEDxMV holds its spring speaker event

Chiran Arumugam and Aditya Shukla April 18, 2023
Guest speakers gave presentations to the MVHS community
MVHS principal Ben Clausnitzer sent an email to Monta Vista students and parents two days after a video of a student saying a racial slur circulated among staff members.

BREAKING: MVHS student uses the N-word in a video shared with staff

Megha Mummaneni March 4, 2023
On March 2, an email concerning a racist video was sent to the MVHS community
Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Jason Chu and Lillian Wang September 17, 2022

The California Department of Public Health announced that it would be ending its COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated individuals in high-risk settings on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Starting Sept. 17, unvaccinated...

Josh Maisel poses in the center of the new teacher induction team for a photograph.

Josh Maisel named Director of Leadership Development

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor May 13, 2022

Josh Maisel, the current Coordinator of Academic Interventions of FUHSD, has been appointed as the Director of Leadership Development and will start in his position on July 1, 2022, according to superintendent...

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