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

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Closing chapters in senior literature

Sameer Maheshwari and Yash Thapliyal June 1, 2023

Contemporary Literature, one of the most popular senior literature courses at MVHS, will drastically reduce in size from six sections to only one starting the 2023-2024 school year. In order for an...

Illustration | Lillian Wang

Health and Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev and Mihir Vishwarupe February 11, 2023

MVHS will implement a new course option of one semester each of Health and Ethnic Studies for freshmen star ting the 2023-24 school year, and it will be mandated for all in the 2024-25 school year,...

Science and Society course logo

FUHSD offers Science and Society course for the 2022-2023 school year

Aashi Venkat February 9, 2022
Looking into the introduction of a new science offering to the district
Senior Claire Yang experiments with different types of art, from charcoal still lifes to digital drawings.

Choosing artistic and hands-on electives

Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 22, 2022
Exploring the creative courses that students take at MVHS
Graphic depicting two students, one with 7 courses and another without 7 courses

Course selection should be more flexible

Devin Gupta, Managing and Web Editor December 8, 2021
Scheduling based on seven classes bolsters elective enrollment
Graphic by Rachel Jiang

Plotting the Future

Examining course allocations at MVHS through the lens of declining enrollment

Part 2: The Process

Devin Gupta and Andie Liu April 1, 2021
Examining how MVHS makes course allocation decisions

Part 3: The Solution

Rachel Jiang April 1, 2021
Investigating the different ways through which the teachers’ union could addressing course selection cuts
Graphic by Claire Yang

Are students are avoiding classes because of teachers?

Claire Yang August 18, 2017
Students and teachers reflect on the idea of picking classes based off of teachers
Best of both worlds: merging two educational spheres into one class

Best of both worlds: merging two educational spheres into one class

Sara Yang May 18, 2011

World Studies offers sophomores interdisciplinary opportunity, combines core classes When he was in high school, history teacher Nick Bonacorsi took AP US History. His teacher forever impacted his...

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