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

Recapping the mask mandate throughout the pandemic

Recapping the mask mandate throughout the pandemic

Sophia Ma and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 16, 2022
The evolution of face coverings as Governor Gavin Newsom announces masks will not be required indoors at schools starting March 12
Examining the community reaction to different levels of theft in the state

Increasing theft in California prompts safety concerns and legal backlash

Melody Cui February 12, 2022
Examining the community reaction to different levels of theft in the state
The 4 key themes of the Ethnic Studies curriculum are identity, history and movement, systems of power, and social movements and equity.

Ethnic Studies is required beginning 2025-26 school year

Diya Bahl December 10, 2021
How the recent California requirement should be implemented at MVHS
An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

California voters don’t turn out in favor of supporting public schools

Ayah Ali-Ahmad December 5, 2020
Proposition outcomes reflect differences of opinion among voters
This image from the NASA Earth Observatory demonstrates the extent of Californias 2020 wildfires and the burn scars left on the state. Used with permission | NASA

The California wildfires impact the FUHSD community

Oishee Misra August 30, 2020
Students and staff receive evacuation notices due to spreading wildfires
A Fremont High School teacher shares about her experiences growing up undocumented, the relief that DACA brought her and the work she does now supporting undocumented students at her school.

Keep the dream alive

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari February 11, 2020
Community members discuss the personal and legal implications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) being rescinded
Speaker Paula Larkin-Hutton holds up a rose stem while she describes the different parts of the rose and answers questions from the audience.

Winter Care of Roses: Master Gardeners learn about rose care

Jai Uparkar and Emily Xia January 17, 2020
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County attend class in Cupertino Library
Left in the dark

Left in the dark

Jai Uparkar and Jayanti Jha November 23, 2019
Examining the effects of the PG&E power outages
As the smoke settles: MVHSs responses to CampFire

As the smoke settles: MVHS’s responses to CampFire

Lakshanyaa Ganesh December 17, 2018

n Nov. 8, chemistry and AVID teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s daughter Samara McCracken and her boyfriend were two of thousands of people affected by one of the deadliest wildfires in American history:...

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha December 11, 2017

n Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India. This decade-long civil rights engagement was...

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Gender “X”: A new third option for California IDs

Chelsea Wong October 17, 2017

Driver licenses in California now have a gender “X” alternative in addition to the traditional two choices, “M” or “F.” Democratic state Senators Scott Wiener of San Francisco and Toni Atkins...

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