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

AI Detectors

Dahlia Schilling and Ananya Chaudhary June 11, 2024

MVHS teachers try to guess which essay was student-written, AI-assisted and written solely by ChatGPT.

District shift to Communication PD

District shift to Communication PD

Trisha Sannappanavar and Arushi Singh June 3, 2024

FUHSD’s Professional Learning and Teacher Education (PLATE) group, which is composed of teachers and administrators and hosts meetings to instruct teachers on Professional Development (PD), and skills...

Ethical crossroads

Ethical crossroads

Meggie Chen and Niveda Hari April 21, 2024

El Estoque (EE) has been a student-run publication at MVHS since it began in 1969 and aims to follow this current mission statement: “El Estoque will accurately inform our community through well-researched,...

Junior and El Estoque Features editor Dahlia Schilling enters data into TimelineJS, one of the multimedia tools El Estoque uses for its online content. Photo | Alyssa Yang

El Estoque named NSPA finalists in 11 categories

Alyssa Yang August 29, 2023
National Scholastic Press Association honors MVHS news publication
A year of Yearbook

A year of Yearbook

Meggie Chen and Sarah Liu June 5, 2023
Exploring the challenges and triumphs of El Valedor
ELD 2 teacher Shari Russell will be taking the new Instructional Lead position starting in the 2023-24 school year. Photo courtesy of Shari Russell | Used with permission

New Instructional Lead for English Language Development

Brandon Xu June 1, 2023

FUHSD plans to implement a new Instructional Lead position to support English Language Development classes throughout the district, effective during the 2023 to 2024 school year. According to FUHSD Coordinator...

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
50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

50 Questions with Julia Satterthwaite

Megha Mummaneni, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang February 6, 2023
In the 23rd installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Julia Satterthwaite 50 questions
Anushka De (right) holds her California Journalist of the Year certificate with JEA President Sarah Nichols.

Anushka De Named California Journalist of the Year

Sonia Verma, Staff Writer April 6, 2022
Featuring El Estoque co-editor-in-chief Anushka De’s journey from her first year on staff to being named the California Journalist of the Year
Coronavirus illustration, different size viruses on a gradient background. Illustration by the CDC

COVID-19 surges for weeks following winter break

Krish Dev, Website Editor January 24, 2022
Understanding the increase in COVID-19 cases at FUHSD
President Bill Wilson along with the other members of the FUHSD Board of Trustees and district administration hold a panel in the MVHS Student Union on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to discuss the opt-out policy

Opting out of queer literature

Shivani Madhan and Aashi Venkat September 25, 2021
FUHSD Board of Trustees host a study session on excusing students from novels with LGBTQ+ themes
Satterthwaite says the cold winter months in Michigan made it hard for her to be physically active during her recovery. Photo courtesy of Julia Satterthwaite | Used with permission

ACL injuries

Jayanti Jha May 15, 2021
Athletes share how one of sports’ most difficult injuries changed their lives
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