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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

Photo by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

The cost of fresh food

Sagnik Nag Chowdhury and Ethan Yang January 29, 2024

According to a KTVU article, on Nov. 10, 2022, Cupertino restaurant Pho Ha Noi announced it would automatically be putting an 18% gratuity fee on orders for all orders. This announcement caused a wave...

Unfolding Cupertino City Limits

Unfolding Cupertino city limits

As author Kelly Loy Gilbert once said in her book Picture Us in the Light, "Cupertino is a bubble," and within this bubble many of us find ourselves surviving but not truly living. From high housing prices...

Graphic by Meggie Chen

Entertainment in Cupertino

Meggie Chen and Trisha Sannappanavar January 21, 2024

Cupertino is known for its competitive schools and technological jobs that bring in a variety of diverse and highly educated people globally. With a last known population of 58,622 residents, Cupertino...

Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Liz Liu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Lindsey Tang December 2, 2023
Examining opinions on renaming De Anza College due to controversy behind namesake
During a pause in his live forging demonstration, blacksmith Lester Markarian explains the techniques he used to create a handle.

Forging demonstration lights up Baer Blacksmith Shop

Anika Bhandarkar and Alyssa Yang November 28, 2023
Restored historical Cupertino shop holds monthly blacksmithing demonstration
The West Bay Community Band, displaying patriotic flair, delivers a performance to commence the ceremony. The MVHS Band provided the stands and chairs for the musicians.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2023

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 14, 2023

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony took place at Memorial Park on Nov. 11. The event honored veterans, active military personnel and first-responders with tributes that included laying flowers and a...

Local politics are just as important in the lives of MVHS students as federal news, if not more.

National concern, local impact

Anika Bhandarkar and April Wang September 30, 2023

Often, world issues take center stage in our lives — we tend to follow national and global politics closely, focusing on the big, scary or exciting events from far away while overlooking the way national...

How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

How well does MV prepare us for the SAT?

Trisha Sannappanavar, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

The SAT, or Standard Aptitude Test, dates back to 1926 and was invented by Carl Brigham, a psychology professor at Princeton University. The SAT was put in place to find talented applicants in academically...

Ming Wood prepares coffee for customers at the Moonwake Coffee Roasters’ booth.

The stories behind the Cupertino Farmers Market

Alan Tai, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Alyssa Yang September 23, 2023
Highlighting the stories of the vendors and their products
The Cupertino Historical Society acquired two mannequins for the center display: one of Painless Parker, and one of a patient getting his teeth pulled.

Painless Parker rolls into the Cupertino Historical Society

Lillian Wang September 16, 2023
New exhibit on famous Cupertino dentist opens Sept. 15
Santa Clara County Supervisors plan to build affordable housing on this site near North Wolfe Road.

Closer to home

Brandon Xu May 31, 2023

An ongoing project for affordable teacher housing is currently underway at 10333 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino and is intended to help decrease the commute time for local teachers traveling to work. Santa...

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