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

Senior and guard Jake Nakamura avoids opponents while dribbling the ball down the court.

Varsity Boys Basketball loses to Saratoga High School 52-50 in a close match

Lauren Chuu, Giljoon Lee, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 20, 2024
The Matadors maintain a nearly even score up until the last few seconds

Bad art and the room to improve

Jillian Ju and Giljoon Lee December 2, 2023

TW: You’re tearing me apart, Lisa! GL & JJ: Oh, hi audience.  JJ: What you just heard was the most iconic line from the 2003 independent film “The Room,” produced and starred by Tommy...

Sophomore Margaux Hideliza Mojica works on their math homework assignment.

Divided mathematics

Giljoon Lee November 7, 2023

The California Department of Education published a revision of the California Mathematics Framework (CMF) on July 12, 2023 to “offer guidance for implementing content standards,” according to the California...

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...

FUHSD parents Rosario Rivera and Claudia Camacho listen to a live Spanish translation during the Boards Sept. 19 pre-mapping public hearing.

Facing north

Giljoon Lee, Shannon Yu, Ellie Wang, and Alyssa Yang September 30, 2023
Exploring how transitioning to By-Trustee-Area elections will affect FUHSD in North Sunnyvale
In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Ten days before students returned to campus, the floor of the F building’s vocal music room was covered in bundles of Thermafiber insulation and piles of gypsum boards. The choir’s new practice rooms...

Principal Ben Clausnitzer responds to a student’s question at FUHSD Journalism Camp.

Principal Ben Clausnitzer named JEA 2023 administrator of the year

Jason Chu and Giljoon Lee August 24, 2023

Principal Ben Clausnitzer was named administrator of the year by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) on Aug. 22, in recognition of his dedication to journalism education at MVHS. Potential recipients...

The Oscars have diversified over the years, nominating more global films in categories other than Best International Foreign Feature

And the Oscar goes to…

Aidan Ruan and Aashi Venkat April 14, 2023
Examining how international films are popularizing in America
The 1968 art horror film Hour of the Wolf explores the nature of dark thoughts intruding on ordinary life.

Drawing a line between art and suffering

Jami Lim March 20, 2023
Understanding the role of dark themes in entertainment and mental health
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