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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

EE-SPN Ep. 6: NBA Playoff Predictions 2024

EE-SPN Ep. 6: NBA Playoff Predictions 2024

Samika Bhatkar and Jason Chu May 18, 2024

  JC: ​​Hey everyone, welcome to episode six of EE-SPN. It's been a while but we are back. I’m Jason Chu. SB: And I'm Samika Bhatkar.  JC: And we're here to talk about the 2023 to 2024...

The state of California increased its minimum wage to $20.00 for fast food workers, beginning on April 1. The large restaurant chain Panera Bread was initially exempt from this change until a clarification from California Governor Gavin Newsom. Courtesy of Dave Stone

The bare minimum

Isabelle Kok and Jason Chu April 24, 2024

Effective on Jan. 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage increased from $15.50 per hour to $16.00, with Cupertino’s raised from $17.20 to $17.75. By the implementation of Assembly Bill No. 1228, beginning...

Tick. Tock. TikTok...

Tick. Tock. TikTok…

Jason Chu and Dylan Nguyen April 10, 2024

The House of Representatives united in a landslide vote of 352-65 to ban the popular social media app TikTok on March 13, citing international security concerns with data privacy. The ban will take effect...

Pop sensation Taylor Swift debuted as a country artist in 2005, and has grown astronomically since then. Photos courtesy of Kiana Mark.

Taylor takeover

Ananya Chaudhary and Jason Chu April 8, 2024

From sold-out stadiums for the Eras Tour to social media frenzies, pop sensation Taylor Swift becomes increasingly popular after each album drop, with her impact expanding to college-level courses. Universities...

Batchu and Kulkarni hold their poster board, depicting their various clean energy initiatives.

Grants for good

Jason Chu, Taryn Lam, and Varun Singh January 24, 2024
IRPD students receive monetary grants for their projects
Protestors gather at Harry Bridges Plaza, San Francisco in a demonstration against the APEC convention.

On the streets of SF

The 2023 APEC summit was held in San Francisco from Nov. 11 to 17, bring international leaders from across the Asia Pacific region to the Moscone Center to discuss global issues. From protestors and...

APEC: A business perspective

APEC: A business perspective

Jason Chu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Benjamin Zhang December 11, 2023

APEC 2023 brought numerous changes to the city of San Francisco, many of which had significant effects on the business of shops in the city. Roadblocks, an influx of protestors and the homeless removal...

The procession moves down Market St., protesting against the APEC 2023 summit in San Francisco.

The voices against APEC

Jason Chu, Lillian Wang, and Alyssa Yang December 5, 2023
Demonstrators hit the streets in San Francisco to protest APEC 2023
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Searles Valley, California ruptured the road on Jul. 5, 2019. | Photo United States Geological Survey

MVHS takes cover on International ShakeOut Day

Jason Chu and Alyssa Yang October 30, 2023

MVHS held its annual ShakeOut earthquake preparedness drill shortly after 10 a.m. on Oct. 19, 2023, as part of the international Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills movement, which aims to educate the world...

The FUHSD Board of Trustees holds a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Balanced voices

Jason Chu, Lauren Chuu, and Stella Petzova September 28, 2023

The FUHSD Board of Trustees passed a resolution to “transition Governing Board elections from At-Large Elections to By-Trustee Area Elections” on March 7, 2023, basing elections on trustee areas instead...

CAL Fires department utilizes its Grant Ranch Vegetation Management Project (VMP) for vegetation management and mitigation. Photo courtesy of Kara Capaldo | Used with Permission

Through the haze and the flames

Jason Chu and Shannon Yu September 24, 2023

Several devastating wildfires unfolded in Maui, Hawaii on Aug. 8, burning thousands of acres and leaving at least 97 dead. In a lawsuit against Hawaiian Electric, Maui County officials attributed the tragedy...

MVHS will partner with the African American Scholars Project starting in the 2023-24 school year.

MVHS administration implements African American Scholar’s Project

A B building bathroom wall was graffitied with the words “Kill all n******” on March 10, 2022. A video of a student saying the N word was sent to MVHS staff on Feb. 28, 2023. Although MVHS has established...

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