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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

School Resource Officer Aalok Patel poses for a photo. | Photo courtesy of Aalok Patel | Used with permission

Behind the badge

Alan Tai, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Eric Zhou April 6, 2024

EE: From assisting school administration to ensuring the safety of campuses, SROs such as Officer Aalok Patel, work to ensure that schools stay as a safe and proactive community in the area we live...

Sean Morrison ends his presentation by addressing questions from students in the audience.

MVHS holds an information session to promote Middle College

Eric Zhou January 17, 2024

MVHS held an informational meeting for Middle College during tutorial on Wednesday, January 17, in the theater. Middle College is an enrollment option that allows students to take high school English,...

Members of the California Reparations Task Force hold a meeting at San Diego State Universitys Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, on Jan. 28.  Photo courtesy of Kamilah Moore | Used with permission

Repairing the past

Brandon Xu and Eric Zhou December 9, 2023

The California Reparations Task Force proposed plans to provide reparations for African Americans in California with ancestors who were enslaved. According to California Reparations Task Force chairperson...

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 June 1, 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
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