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

Education legislation

Education legislation

With the start of the new year, multiple new laws on education in California have gone into effect. From increased funding for mental healthcare to bans on book bans, click here to find out more about...

Experienced educators

Experienced educators

Meggie Chen and Liz Liu November 17, 2023

Swearing must be destigmatized — teaching students not to swear purely because swear words are bad is ineffective and allows the harmful stereotypes behind some swear words and slurs to persist.

F— this

Anika Bhandarkar November 3, 2023

“I know the f-word, do you?”  As early as elementary school, I can remember swear words being akin to a form of currency — students exchanged swear words, often whispering them at recess or when...

Artificial Intelligence starts to make its way into education. Illustration | Abha Dash

Redefining cheating with ChatGPT

Ethan Yang and Eric Zhou September 29, 2023

FUHSD established an Artificial Intelligence Task Force in spring of 2023 to address the ambiguity of the place of ChatGPT and other AI in education. Associate Superintendent Tom Avvakumovits and Educational...

Sheltering students from information that parents deem inappropriate robs students of a quality education.

Us vs. them

Niveda Hari and Sarah Liu September 27, 2023
The parental rights movement undermines comprehensive education
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
Exploring the aspirations and passions of six inspiring women and girls from MVHS

Women shaping the future

Avni Gandhi, Aashna Patel, and Jiya Singh April 20, 2023
Exploring the aspirations and passions of six inspiring women and girls from MVHS
Seperate subjects dont do students justice anymore. A collaborative environment is necessary

Woman in administration: Janice Chen

Avni Gandhi April 17, 2023

Sitting in her living room as a child, assistant principal Janice Chen played “teacher-student” with her younger brother where she pretended to be a teacher and taught him various academic subjects...

Affordability in education

Affordability in education

Manas Kottakota April 5, 2023
How money creates disproportionate opportunities for students
My first teaching experiences all began with speech. Illustration | April Wang

Lessons on teaching

April Wang, Copy Editor November 27, 2022

Honestly, I think I’m a good teacher. That wasn’t really something I ever thought I’d say. It still isn’t. Looking at all my favorite teachers, they’ve always been patient. Professional....

Wrapped in green

Wrapped in green

Mikaylah Du and Brandon Xu November 16, 2022
Examining FUHSD’s Green Ribbon Schools application process
Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du May 9, 2022
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
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