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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

Calling to communicate

Calling to communicate “It feels more personal.” English teacher Megan Choate finds calling to be a more connected method of communication because it allows her to hear the...

Like Sophomore Esther Suh, many individuals utilize messaging platforms to connect with others for reasons ranging from talking to friends and family to work related purposes.

Connected through texting

“LOLLL.”  Sophomore Esther Suh sends this short message, responding to a hilarious remark from a friend. Yet the extreme enthusiasm that she displays by adding capital “L”s to the “laugh...

A student and teacher engaging in conversation | Graphic by Angela Zhang

The importance of direct communication in a school setting

Shivani Madhan and Kripa Mayureshwar March 18, 2022
How students navigate engaging in conversations with their teachers
Speaking up

Speaking up

Shivani Madhan December 10, 2021
How my fear of confrontation has impacted my relationships
Honor American Literature students ask questions in Carpenters Discord server Carpenter Official

Mark Carpenter uses Discord to communicate with students

Minjae Kang December 8, 2021
Looking into the effectiveness of Discord as a communication platform between students and teachers
Club officers from the Photo Club, The Art of investing Club, and MV Bookshelf.

Optimism amongst small clubs

February 10, 2021
How smaller clubs have managed to stay afloat during a distance learning school year
On Nov. 19, students and parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the movie Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. Photo by Michelle Chen

PTSA: Adult outlooks on teenage mental health

Michelle Chen December 2, 2019
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress
Textisms act as communication cues

Textisms act as communication cues

Charlotte Chui November 20, 2019
The language of text messages acts as communication cues
Konanoor smiles while taking a photo with her family in India. Photo used with permission from Siri Konanoor.

Communication culture

Jacqueleine Liu October 25, 2019
Exploring the effect that language has on relationships
Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Girls water polo: Team wins against Milpitas HS 13-2

Aanchal Garg September 26, 2017

n Tuesday Sept. 19, the MVHS girls water polo team shouted their customary ‘1-2-3 Lady Mats!’ cheer, creating an echo that rang around the pool. MVHS played against Milpitas HS in the team’s second...

FUHSD Board of Trustees President Hung Wei, a parent of MVHS alumni and Verdadera adviser, believes that lack of communication is a prevalent problem within many families. She strongly emphasizes the importance of family time. When her three children attended MVHS, they were constantly busy; the family was rarely able to sit down for dinner together. Instead, Wei left the meal on the table so her children could microwave the food at their convenience. Photo illustration by Sara Yang.

Breakdown of parent-child communication

Akshay Agrawal March 12, 2012

This content item relates to “A broken childhood,” which appeared in the March 12 issue of the El Estoque print magazine. Her mother knew how frustrated she was — with the academic stress, the...

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Know it now: Communication, dances and graduation

Akshay Agrawal December 9, 2011

After soliciting questions concerning change at MVHS from readers, El Estoque sought answers from Dean of Students Michael Hicks and 2012 class officers. In the following videos, Hicks speaks to student-administration...

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