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

AI Detectors

Dahlia Schilling and Ananya Chaudhary June 11, 2024

MVHS teachers try to guess which essay was student-written, AI-assisted and written solely by ChatGPT.

The new Health and Ethnic Studies curriculum focuses on highlighting diverse narratives and stress management skills.

Mirror Classroom

Dahlia Schilling and Sophia D'Sa March 8, 2024

Growing up, Ethnic Studies teacher Usiel Meraz-Cerna’s favorite parts of his History and Literature classes were when he felt ethnically represented. He cherished these instances, though occurrences...

“Consent and Tea,” falls short in its attempt to teach students the importance of consent. Graphic | Ananya Chaudhary

Consent is not a cup of tea

Ananya Chaudhary and Dahlia Schilling February 29, 2024

Trigger warning: This story mentions sexual assault. Students snicker to their friends and the classroom fills with laughter as fourth-period teachers announce the topic of the day's advisory, Title...

Junior and shooting guard Clara Fan attempts a fastbreak layup with two LHS opponents close behind her.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 52-45

Crystal Cheng and Dahlia Schilling January 20, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 52-45 on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in its fourth league game of the season. The team started off with a lead of 11-6 in the first quarter and ended halftime...

Print technician Paula Gaspar works on a puzzle with students at the print center.

A place of ink-spiration

Dahlia Schilling and Lillian Wang December 9, 2023

When print center technician Paula Gaspar first started working at MVHS in 2018, she had three Funko Pops. Now, she has over 100, courtesy of students and staff who visit the print center in room A101....

Cultural Cooking

Cultural Cooking

Dahlia Schilling and Mihir Vishwarupe December 9, 2023

Diwali  As Science Curriculum Lead Kavita Gupta began to fry the dough she rolled out earlier in a pan with oil, the smell of sweet fried dough and milk solids immediately  begins to waft throughout...

Ethan Lien sets up for his swing. Photo courtesy of Ethan Lien | Used with permission

Time Out! Ep. 12: Ethan Lien

Dahlia Schilling December 8, 2023

DS: Hi everyone, my name is Dahlia Schilling, and welcome back to Episode 12 of Time Out! Each episode, we will be diving into the sports scene here at Monta Vista High School and explore the journeys...

Junior Samantha Tong (left) and sophomore Chloe Chen (right) block an incoming spike from LGHS.

Girls Volleyball falls to Los Gatos High School 3-2

Ananya Chaudhary, Dahlia Schilling, and Giljoon Lee October 27, 2023

In an intense match, Varsity Girls Volleyball faced Los Gatos High School, ultimately succumbing to LGHS 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 24. MVHS had a rocky start as LGHS won the first two sets, scoring 25-21 and...

50 Fresh Faces

50 Fresh Faces

As the new freshman class enters MVHS, many doors open up -- from joining clubs and playing sports to meeting new people and having unforgettable experiences. The numerous opportunities that are open to...

Analyzing how the meaning of word love depends on the person.


Dahlia Schilling and Varun Singh, Staff Writer September 29, 2023

A sigh of relief escapes sophomore Archana Kakar, now that she finally understands the math problem she was struggling with. She brushes off the eraser shavings and turns to her friend who helped her,...

FUHSD is currently working to combat the misuse of AI tools in the classroom.

Changing Education with ChatGPT

Exploring changes in AI regulations in education for the 2023-24 school year
A glimpse into the real world

A glimpse into the real world

Mira Wagner and Dahlia Schilling April 14, 2023
Exploring the differences between jobs and internships
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