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

The Apple Watch offers a variety of features that track activity 
Graphic | Irene Tang

Down to the bits: technology in sports

Exploring how MVHS sports uses technology
The Hudl Focus and accompanying app simplify the process of recording and sharing sports footage. Photo by Hudl

MVHS sports teams implement technology

Krish Dev, Website Editor March 25, 2022

This January the Monta Vista Athletics Department replaced their existing Pixellot auto-tracking cameras with two Hudl Focus cameras for $8,000 so that teams can record practices and games and review the...

Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims

Profits over People: How Facebook’s internal designs and systems harm its users

Melody Cui December 5, 2021
Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims
A picture of the Gao family is cased in a broken frame. The Gao family was once together until Peter Gao, Geng He and Grace Gao moved to America in 2009. Used with permission

A protest of a lifetime: searching for freedom

Ishaani Dayal and Rachel Jiang June 8, 2020

irst arrested in 2006, lawyer and human rights activist Gao Zhisheng was released in 2014 after withstanding severe mistreatment and torture in solitary confinement at an underground facility in China,...

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Birthright: an exploration of political autonomy

Exploring the roots of political autonomy in recent times
Club Commission now requires clubs to take meeting minutes and submit them with a confirmation form by 3 p.m. a week after the meeting was held. According to lead commissioner senior Zerreen Kazi, the commission is attempting to be more official in its policies and comply with state auditors’ regulations. Screenshot by Karen Feng.

Club Commission requires meeting minutes as of Feb. 11

Karen Feng February 27, 2014

New rule requires club officers to submit meeting minutes to comply with state auditing regulations but meets backlash. [dropcap1]A[/dropcap1]t the Club Council meeting on Feb. 11 in the auditorium,...

Former Attendance Technician Calvin Wong became the new Financial Technician at the beginning of second semester. He was offered the position following Judy Ma’s retirement last semester. Photo by Colin Kim.

New semester presents changes in office staff

Colin Kim February 13, 2014

Changes in the office bring new responsibilities for Calvin Wong and Monique Balentine.   If you were recently late to class or had to check out from school to go home, you may have...

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Lydia Seo November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Alarm senses tingling The gym was dark, cold and completely quiet when woodshop teacher Ted Shinta arrived. He headed...

Remembering Ruben

Remembering Ruben

Soumya Kurnool April 10, 2013

He was our Campus Supervisor for over 15 years, but his title does not begin to capture the impact he had on the school community Spanish teacher Maria Autran will never forget the afternoon...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Sara Yang December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like...

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Varsity boys basketball coach soon to be decided

Scott Hyon September 14, 2010

  Administration hopes to continue varsity boys basketball’s recent success with a new head coach   In a move that surprised much of the MVHS community, varsity boys basketball...

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