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

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...

An MVHS varsity soccer player uses the turf to practice.

Back to grass?

Corinna Kuo, Michelle Zheng, and Eric Zhou November 3, 2023

With the contract for the turf fields of both Fremont High School and Homestead High School reaching its termination in 2024, FUHSD is deciding whether to keep the turf sports fields or bring back natural...

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...

Hi Barbie!

Hi Barbie!

When senior Ananya Nadathur first watched the “Barbie” trailer that parodied the opening scene of “2001: A Space Odyssey” a few months ago, it piqued her interests surrounding the movie — she...

Monica Jariwala will fill the English Department Lead vacancy left by Julia Satterthwaite.

Tackling new roles

Krish Dev and Eric Zhou May 31, 2023
Three teachers appointed Department Leads

Behind the blossoms

Alan Tai, Yash Thapliyal, and Eric Zhou May 30, 2023
Exploring the story of the MVHS Garden
Students are often compelled to not apply for financial aid, considering the stigma around doing so in wealthy communities.

Facing financial aid

Megha Mummaneni and Eric Zhou April 12, 2023
Exploring the stigma against applying for financial aid in Silicon Valley
The ability of the chatbot creates the possibility for future job replacement as it is too smart for its own good according to Chen. Illustration | Sophia Ma

Write an article about OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Sophia Ma and Eric Zhou February 17, 2023
The community reflects on ChatGPT’s strengths and weaknesses
Senior Marcus Praseuth and his family row a whitewater rafting boat during their vacation in Cancun.

Terminal delays

Lillian Wang and Eric Zhou February 4, 2023
Students and staff reflect on inconveniences at airports over winter break
As part of mass nationwide layoffs, tech companies in the Bay Area have laid off over 43,000 employees since November. 

Silicon valley layoffs

Mihir Vishwarupe and Eric Zhou December 16, 2022
Examining the effects of Bay Area tech company layoffs on employees
starting fresh

starting fresh

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 12, 2022
sharing teachers’ first experiences at MVHS
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