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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

During quarantine, I took up baking as a way to cure my sugar cravings.

Food is my friend (and foe)

Sarah Liu December 7, 2021

I’ve had a sweet tooth for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I insisted on having dessert after every single meal. When my parents would encourage me to try different foods at buffet dinners,...

Its time to take action against climate change. Whats a better place to start than our textbooks?

Comprehensive climate curriculum is crucial

Sarah Liu December 7, 2021

Climate change is part of the core curriculum of three MVHS courses: freshman Biology, AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. Yet, only one of these courses is required for graduation.  In a world...

Metamorphosis — the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form

Letting go of my inner child

Mikaylah Du, Graphics Editor September 3, 2021
What my fear of growing up has taught me about change
Urbanization of Cupertino

Urbanization of Cupertino

Anushka De, Devin Gupta, Andie Liu, Swara Tewari, and Emily Xia January 10, 2020

In a constant state of change, Cupertino has experienced drastic changes in terms of infrastructure and business from the influx of both workers and residents. Vallco construction has recently been reinitiated...

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine

The tale of the traveling mint plants: what flea extermination taught me about a change in routine

Claire Wen October 12, 2019
What an experience of flea extermination taught me about the benefits of breaking from routine
Next in the Spotlight

Next in the Spotlight

Gauri Kaushik May 22, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on May 10, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met not only by their long-term substitute...

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

English teacher Hannah Gould named new drama teacher

Gauri Kaushik May 13, 2019

s sophomore Naomi Yin filed into the black box theater along with her fellow drama students during tutorial on Friday, her jaw dropped in surprise when she was met by not only their long-term substitute...

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Reading: my disappearing constant amid rapid change

Dhruvika Randad, Staff Writer March 27, 2019

There I lay in my bed, under a thick, pink comforter, with the stack of “Geronimo Stilton” and “Garfield” comic books, obtained from my weekly visit to the library. With my stack of books, a water...

Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion

Dear Change: a love letter to a constant companion

Lakshanyaa Ganesh February 6, 2019

You and I go way back. You and the majority of people on Earth have a history, I suppose, but I’d like to think that our relationship is special. It’s taken me a while to learn how to love you, and...

Gone for Five Years

Gone for Five Years

Collin Qian, Web Editor November 7, 2018

It was impossible for me to look at my dad without drenching my collar in tears, knowing it would be a full year until I would see him again. I endangered many trees by soaking paper towels in the car,...

Greater than, less than

Greater than, less than

Flora Peng October 24, 2018

Growing up, our parents tell us that we are among the best of the best — as humans, nothing can hinder our progress because we are clearly meant to rule the world. As children, we have the brightest...

A new chapter

A new chapter

Swara Tewari, Features editor October 21, 2018
Exploring a student’s experience with moving and her outlook on her short time at MVHS
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