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

Photo courtesy of Olivia Gao | Used with permission

Last hoorah

Sophia D'Sa and Lauren Chuu May 23, 2024

Iniyaa Suresh Finding herself with more free time in the second semester once she submitted all her college applications, senior Iniyaa Suresh decided to apply for her first job: serving food and working...

Photo of three YEPI members at an event presenting their posters. Photo taken by the YEPI team.

Organizing change

Arushi Singh and Alan Tai December 8, 2023

South Bay Youth Changemakers (SBYC) Co-Director and Cupertino High School alum ‘14 John Zhao remembers starting SBYC at the onset of the pandemic. He recognized the need for an organization to support...

Sex, alcohol, drugs and suicide are often used by directors in popular TV shows, with examples being 13 Reasons Why and Euphoria.

A grasp on reality

Niveda Hari and Aashi Venkat December 6, 2023

Content Warning: This article mentions drugs, sex and suicide. Reader discretion is advised.  Step into the world of Emmy award-winning HBO show “Euphoria,” where neon lights and a kaleidoscope...



Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Aidan Ruan June 1, 2023
Exploring the journeys of three college recruits for their respective sports
Rohan Pandit who is executive director of Silicon Valley Youth Council delivers a speech to MVHS students

MVHS and the FUHSD Sustainability Commission hold its first ever Earth Day event

Pranati Kotamraju May 8, 2023

MVHS partnered with FUHSD Sustainability Commission and hosted its first ever Earth Day fair along with Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action on Friday, April 28 in the Student Union and Rally Court. Students...

The people of the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Kathryn Foo and Alan Tai May 1, 2023
A look into how the community supports the environment
Cupertino High School sophomore Lara Gupta hands custom Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action T-shirts to community members.

Cupertino celebrates sustainability at the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Sarah Liu April 24, 2023
Community members come together to commemorate Earth Day
Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 25, 2022
Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Senior Andrew Cole runs down the track during a track meet.

Powering through practice

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lance Tong May 27, 2022

At MVHS, different sports have different types of practices that target the various skills they each require. Students find the physical aspects such as stamina and technique and mental aspects such as...

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