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

Breaks, not burdens

Ellie Wang and Asha Wojciechowski May 16, 2024

It is the Friday before spring break, and across campus, the section of the agenda on the whiteboard in most classrooms reserved  for announcing homework or tests boasts a smiley face and a short message:...

Its crucial that students take steps to better understand their limits.

Learning our limits

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma May 27, 2022

The amount of homework MVHS students should receive has been a popular source of discussion in our community among school administration, teachers, parents and students alike. On Tuesday, April 26, at...

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens March 10, 2018
Cheating at MVHS is a product of the culture, not the other way around
Pros and cons: Using educational sites that are not endorsed by teachers

Pros and cons: Using educational sites that are not endorsed by teachers

Karen Ma March 10, 2018
Teacher and student opinions on online homework help
The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

The effect of School Loop’s absence on teachers and students

Jai Uparkar January 16, 2018
Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment of FUHSD, Marianne Hew, and students discuss their views on the issue
Behind the Meme: What makes a meme funny?

Behind the Meme: What makes a meme funny?

Jessica Xing April 17, 2017
Math teacher Debbie Frazier and her student senior Shivani Chowkwale discuss how a homework assignment discuss what goes behind the success of a meme.
Homework Over the Holidays

Homework Over the Holidays

Mallika Singh December 12, 2016

With Mid-Year Recess right around the corner, MVHS students are ready for a break. However, not all students will get a complete break from school. Their teachers may instead choose to disregard the No...

Low stress weeks increase students’ stress

Brighton Balfrey October 8, 2016

Senior Sid Satya walked into the library after school with many stressful things on his mind: AP Economics test, AP Biology test, AP Statistics test, multiple other assignments all in the next week. There...

Excuses

Excuses

Krishna Sunder September 16, 2016

Ranging anywhere from “my dog ate my homework” to “I have a family reunion today,” excuses are a large part of how people sometimes cope with social and academic situations. In this package, we...

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Student stress remains the same after “homework-free” Thanksgiving

Tal Marom November 30, 2015

s I was watching all my friends’ Snapchat stories on Monday morning before school, as I usually do, I was surprised. An overwhelming number of my friends were up until 2 a.m. or later finishing homework....

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