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

A total solar eclipse was partially visible on Monday morning. At its peak, approximately 35% of the sun was obscured.

MVHS students and staff see part of a total eclipse

Giljoon Lee and Alyssa Yang April 10, 2024

MVHS students and staff looked to the sky on April 8 as a total solar eclipse became partially visible from 10:12 a.m. to 12:16 p.m., peaking during third period at 11:12 a.m. Although cities in southern...

Love Lies Bleeding brilliantly potrays complex themes of pain, identity, and love. Photo | Anna Kooris / A24

‘Love Lies Bleeding’ oozes with carnal tension and heart

Jillian Ju and Giljoon Lee March 27, 2024

“Love Lies Bleeding,” A24’s latest romantic thriller, is no stranger to love, lies or bleeding, and all three soar to new heights under director Rose Glass’s camera. Released on March 8, the movie...

Tiktok tunes

Tiktok tunes

Giljoon Lee and Asha Wojciechowski March 6, 2024

On the night Taylor Swift’s album “Midnights” dropped, MV ‘23 alum and current college freshman Jiya Singh had a listening party with her friends. As a self-proclaimed Taylor Swift lover, Singh...

Senior William Zhang is a composer who has written two pieces for the MV Chamber Orchestra at concerts.

The will for music

Giljoon Lee and Lillian Wang March 6, 2024

The track begins with thunderous drums and a tense, repeating musical phrase, called a motif, that evokes the sounds of bombs dropping. Ten seconds in, the instrumentation launches into chaos — electric...

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 21, 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...

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