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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

Trash on our walls

Trash on our walls

Sophia Ma May 6, 2022
Examining vandalism around the campus
Junior Greyson Mobley noticed the graffiti in the B-building boys bathroom during third period on March 10. Photo by Greyson Mobley | Used with permission

Bathroom vandals perpetuate hate

Shivani Verma and Kripa Mayureshwar March 16, 2022
MVHS administration responds to racial slurs, hate symbols and other vandalism
Illustration by Emily Xia

Showing true colors: analyzing graffiti as a hobby in a high school setting

Aanchal Garg, Akshara Majjiga, and Emily Xia May 23, 2018
Artists explain how creating graffiti is a form of expression
Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Investigation underway for vandalism charges

Ambika Dubey April 19, 2014

An earlier version of this story contained photos that the El Estoque board has since decided to remove. Updated on April 21 at 8:58 p.m.: This article was updated to include details from Assistant...

Students getting interviewed by local news station

Students and parents react to bomb threat on Dec. 13

Varsha Venkat December 13, 2012

Cupertino community is shocked by false threats sent earlier this morning. The vandalism which took place on Dec. 13 has already started to make an impact on MVHS students and the Cupertino...

Source of threats could face fines, prison time if caught

Source of threats could face fines, prison time if caught

Amrutha Dorai December 13, 2012

El Estoque breaks down the consequences for vandalism, bomb threats and death threats. If the perpetrator of the Dec. 13 threats is identified, he or she will face up to three charges under California...

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Hidden signatures painted on the walls

Sara Yang December 7, 2011

An inconspicuous door in the gym lobby leads into the electrical room — one of many, only opened occasionally by custodians. But its colorful past is written on the walls. When the school first opened...

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Stories behind graffiti in electrical room

Sara Yang December 2, 2011

The electrical room in the gym lobby was not always used to store electrical equipment and cleaning supplies. After this school opened in 1969, the closet housed student activities equipment like...

Bathroom graffiti of love

Bathroom graffiti of love

Karishma Mehrotra March 14, 2011

 With an upsurge of kind bathroom messages, people around campus express differing views Some consider it a random act of pure kindness. Something that puts smiles...

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