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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

Bridging skies

Bridging skies

Yixuan (Joyce) Li May 22, 2024

Although I spent the first eight years of my life in China, I realized that I could no longer find things to talk about with my grandmother as I adjusted to living in the U.S. It was due to both my deteriorating...

Mandarin is a notoriously difficult language, but I found out through my Chinese 1 experience that it is worth the challenge.

‘But Chinese is too hard’

Asha Wojciechowski, Opinion Editor May 18, 2024

“I’m going to learn Chinese.”  I stood up, crossed the room to my computer and clicked “Chinese 1” under the electives tab on my course selection form. My mom looked at me, and I could see...

Within Chinatown

Jami Lim and Michelle Zheng April 1, 2024

Nestled between the bustling Union Square and the calm North Bay Shore stands the 176-year-old San Francisco Chinatown. The ethnic enclave, birthed from an era of gold fever and dreams of prosperity, continues...



Sarah Liu March 16, 2022

Whenever I go to visit my grandma on the East Coast, our conversations in English are often stilted and filled with pauses and grammar mistakes. My dad and my grandma, however, communicate in Taiwanese...

Poster art from Over the Moon showcases the films animation style and elements from the plot.

‘Over the Moon,’ shines in its graphics, soundtrack and storytelling

Vivian Jiang October 28, 2020
The visually stunning musical adventure, starring MV alumnae Cathy Ang, takes a modern twist on a traditional Chinese legend
Matvey Jenssen in Japan. Photo by Maxim Jenssen|Used with permission.

A multilingual community

Krish Dev, Opinion Editor October 16, 2020
Students and staff reflect on their experiences speaking multiple languages.

50 Questions with I-Chu Chang

Sophia Chen and Annie Zhang January 28, 2020
In the seventh installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks I-Chu Chang 50 questions about herself
Athletic trainer Javier Margarito uses traditional Chinese medicine techniques, such as cupping, on students.

Holistic healing: Students and staff share their experiences with traditional Chinese medicine

Alyssa Hui and Sophia Chen January 10, 2020
Exploring how MVHS staff and students implement Chinese medicine techniques
Playing the Erhu

Playing the Erhu

Jai Uparkar and Tyler Cho October 24, 2018

he erhu, a two-stringed musical instrument which is more commonly known as the Chinese violin, was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.). Considered one of the most popular Chinese musical instrument,...

Chinese Honor Society members envision the purpose the club serves

Chinese Honor Society members envision the purpose the club serves

Annie Zhang October 22, 2018
Members of the officer team share their experiences and insight within the club
MVHS holds annual Culture Night

MVHS holds annual Culture Night

Priya Reddy and Elizabeth Han April 13, 2018
Cultural clubs from across campus come together to celebrate MVHS Culture Night
Members of CHS watch the screen attentively as officer and junior Nathan Wong and Chinese teacher Kathy Wang make final adjustments to the movie projector. The film gave a glimpse into what life and society were like in ancient China.
Photo taken by Sneha Gaur

Chinese Honor Society plays movie at lunch to let students unwind

Bill Cheng December 15, 2015
CHS hosted a movie last Thursday to help members and outsiders alike relax before finals week
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