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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

Amish Tyagi works out a math problem in preparation for an upcoming test. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Brain drain

Stephanie Zhang October 2, 2022
Students share which classes they find the most difficult
The Class of 2022 wins the 15 second chant-off at the Welcome Back Rally. Photo by Aditya Shukla

MVHS hosts its first rally of the year

Justin E Kim, Gauri Manoj, Aditya Shukla, and Shivani Verma September 4, 2021
The Class of 2022 wins the annual Welcome Back Rally
Staff members who organized Earth Deconstructed gather in front of Monta Vista High School.

Equity Deconstructed

Shivani Madhan May 19, 2021
Examining the addition of a new equity focused course to the MVHS curriculum
Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
Examining the impact of distance learning on course rigor

Examining the impact of distance learning on course rigor

Robert Liu and Abdullah Memon September 17, 2020
Fewer synchronous meetings and adjustments to online platforms leads to teachers determining what’s essential
Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Powderpuff: How each grade level prepared for and executed their performances

Flora Peng, Tabitha Mendez, and Collin Qian May 24, 2019

Class pitted against class. Hundreds of students gathered in the bleachers to cheer on their teams with painted faces, color-coordinated outfits and voices ready to scream. For most of the school, Powderpuff...

Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu November 18, 2018

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19...

Just teach it

Just teach it

Helen Chao, Claire Wen, , and September 27, 2018

As the school year begins, some students find themselves in a panic. They’ve completed their back-to-school shopping: fluorescent highlighters and squeaky-clean erasers are packed away, but there’s...

Experiencing the college environment

Experiencing the college environment

Roshan Fernandez December 9, 2017

When junior Animesh Agrawal and senior Aurum Kathuria walked into their first Calculus 1C class at De Anza college, they expected it to be just like MVHS. They expected to hear the constant chatter among...

A change in routine

A change in routine

Charlotte Chui and Shuvi Jha August 26, 2017

he first thing students notice when entering room B205 is not the teacher, the whiteboard or the projector, but the pictures, all neatly and strategically arranged to cover each nook and cranny of all...

A Case for Ethnic Studies

A Case for Ethnic Studies

Tal Marom February 7, 2016

ith the news that a new class will be added to the curriculum, we could ponder the classes we want: psychology, sociology, perhaps even a home economics class. But when thinking of classes we need on campus,...

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses

Breaking Convention: Upperclassmen taking typical underclassmen courses

Renee Pu September 10, 2015

e assume that a sophomore cannot take regular Biology, a junior cannot take Chemistry Honors and a senior cannot take US History. Since there are no official limitations and many reasons for upperclassmen...

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