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

MVHS is set to lose the Japanese language program in the coming years as a result of declining enrollment in the course.

FUHSD World Languages to face upcoming changes

Jason Chu and Lauren Chuu May 31, 2023
MVHS will begin phasing out Japanese language courses in 2024-25
A concerning surge of underage vaping has occurred in recent years, resulting in heavy pressure for companies such as Juul that create these devices to remove flavors targeting minors. Photo courtesy of Jamie Chung | Used with permission.

Investigating the vaping crackdown

Jason Chu May 26, 2023
Rise in teen vaping sparks a $462 million settlement from Juul Labs
Canvas paper bark painting of General Ignacio Zaragoza, who led Mexican troops to victory in the Battle of Puebla

Spanish classes celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Jason Chu and Lauren Chuu May 5, 2023
MVHS Spanish classes participate in activities such as bark paintings and Mexican songs
Adviser Julia Satterthwaite accepts the Pacemaker Award at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco on April 22.

El Estoque and El Valedor win NSPA Pacemaker awards

Jason Chu and Sameer Maheshwari April 25, 2023
MVHS online student publication and yearbook recognized with national honors
Graphic | Sonia Verma

One nation, under guns

Examining the different perspectives on gun policies and ownership in relation to gun violence in America
Laura Utile was caught in the middle of a robbery scene four years ago in the Tanforan Mall in San Bruno.

A closer look at gun control

Jason Chu April 14, 2023
Staff and experts provide their opinions and perspectives on gun control
Striking a chord in the heart

Striking a chord in the heart

Jason Chu, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
How playing guitar changed my life
Freshman Monisha Preetham passes the ball to her teammate across the field.

Differences between club and school athletes

Jason Chu and Manas Kottakota February 13, 2023
Exploring what athletes like and dislike about on a club or school sports teams
Clubs in Sports

Clubs in Sports

Exploring the similarities and differences between club and school sports
Sophomore Stanley Du lays up the ball past a defender.

Photo by Manas Kottakota

Boys Basketball defeats Basis Independent Silicon Valley 71-46

Manas Kottakota, Jason Chu, and Jiya Singh February 6, 2023
Matadors outclass BHS in a must win game
Sophomore and point guard Stanley Du protects the ball from the opponent.

Transitioning from Junior Varsity to Varsity

Manas Kottakota and Jason Chu December 9, 2022
Athletes share about the differences between JV and Varsity teams
Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng November 19, 2022
Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
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