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

Graphic by Yixuan (Joyce) Li | Made with Canva

Weaving bonds

The bonds you weave make you who you are. Explore the complexities of friendships, family dynamics, and generational and cultural gaps. "Weaving Bonds" offers in-depth opinions of how these relationships...

Photo courtesy of Alexander Chu | Used with permission

Affection among Asians

Brandon Wang, Stephanie Zhang, and Ethan Yang May 24, 2024

When it comes to the way Asian families express affection, junior Ryan Liu says that many parents in Asian families express their love in unconventional ways such as acts of service, with less emphasis...

Athletic Director Nick Bonacorsi’s classroom is decorated with trophies, photos, and jerseys.

Directing with open arms

Ethan Kellogg, Kaia Yuan, and Ethan Yang March 4, 2024

As the Athletic Director of MVHS, Nick Bonacorsi is constantly engaged in its athletic environment. Whether he’s cheering on the varsity teams in CCS or advising the athlete-led Athletic Senate, his...

Junior and striker Royce Tse runs to the ball near the goal to try to score.

Photo by Ethan Yang.

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 3-0

Brandon Wang and Ethan Yang February 6, 2024

Varsity Boys Soccer defeated Saratoga High School 3-0 on Friday, Feb. 2. MVHS was able to score early on in the game, ending the first half with a three-goal lead. Although SHS had some scoring opportunities...

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...

Graphic | Michelle Zheng

Shifting away from electric vehicles

Ethan Yang and Michelle Zheng November 29, 2023

You have probably seen the electric vehicle charging stations in MVHS’s parking lot. These 16 electric vehicle charging stations are a result of FUHSD partaking in the Charge! program that aims to expand...

Ed Ternan, Rhana Hashemi and Rob Walker answer questions at the Fentanyl Awareness Event.

Approaching addictions

Brandon Xu and Ethan Yang November 3, 2023

Fremont Union High Schools Foundation and Rotary Club of Cupertino partnered with Song for Charlie and other community members to host “Fentanyl Poisoning: Real Talk About Fake Pills” on Wednesday,...

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...

The switch from the traditional paper SAT and PSAT exams to online has some students uneasy about possible technical difficulties.

Testing the digital divide

Examining how changes to the PSAT and SAT will affect MVHS
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