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

Senior Marcus Praseuth and his family row a whitewater rafting boat during their vacation in Cancun.

Terminal delays

Lillian Wang and Eric Zhou February 4, 2023
Students and staff reflect on inconveniences at airports over winter break
Winter break traditions

Winter break traditions

Anika Bhandarkar and Megha Mummaneni December 21, 2022
Examining the traditions students and staff partake in over the winter holidays
Senior Aneesha Sinha places a star on the Christmas Tree, a tradition common amongst many families in America.

Has Santa stolen Christmas from Baby Jesus?

Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao December 20, 2022
Exploring the religious significance of Christmas to students at MVHS
Graphic by Justin Kim

‘Tis the season for…’

Delving deeper into this year's winter highlights and memories
An accompanist plays chords on an electric piano while his partner sings “Blackbird” by the Beatles outside of the Le Boulanger Bakery on Main Street in Los Altos

Holiday-themed events invoke community and festive cheer

Anushka De and Gauri Manoj December 8, 2021
Reviewing different winter events in the Bay Area
Revisiting the holidays

Revisiting the holidays

Sophia Ma and Aashi Venkat December 7, 2021
Students and staff share their most memorable moments from the holiday season
Senior Daniel Kao and his family taking a selfie at the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day.

A twist on tradition

Claire Wen and Vivian Jiang December 17, 2020
Sharing the different ways that MVHS students celebrate winter holidays
Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Christmas movie recommendations for the 2020 holiday season

Shivani Madhan November 26, 2020
Modern and classic Christmas films to watch this winter
A child communicates with Santa as ASL interpreter Darlene Rochkind provides additional encouragement.

Signing Santa: City of Cupertino hosts Christmas event allowing deaf and hard of hearing children to interact with Santa

Brian Xu January 10, 2020

Christmas trees sparkling with red, green and blue lights surround the Quinlan Community Center’s Cupertino Room. Onstage, red and gold poinsettias adorn a cozy living-room scene: three large christmas...

A group of kids drink their steaming hot chocolate next to the decorated trees around the Quinlan Center.

Spruce it up: Cupertino Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jai Uparkar and Swara Tewari January 10, 2020
Cupertino community gathers for the annual tree lighting ceremony

50 Questions with Bonnie Belshe

Hannah Lee and Shuvi Jha January 7, 2020

nspired by Vogue’s video series ‘73 Questions,’ El Estoque sits down with U.S. History teacher Bonnie Belshe to ask her 50 questions. Belshe describes what she loves most about the holiday season,...

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Pan presents a slideshow in preparation for an annual Christmas Caroling event.

Giving back: Key Club’s Christmas carol

Tina Low December 25, 2019

During the first week of December, members of Homestead HS’s Key Club went around local neighborhoods to distribute bags that offered the opportunity for residents to donate canned food. On Saturday,...

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