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

Senior and shooting guard Vivian Ong shoots a free throw.

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Lynbrook High School 53-45

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan February 10, 2024

Varsity Girls Basketball won against Lynbrook High School 53-45 on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in its 10th league game. LHS took the lead in the first quarter, with a score of 13-11, which continued into halftime...

With many students not getting the recommended hours of sleep needed, some resort to falling asleep in class to make up for lost sleep.

School daze

Kaia Yuan January 26, 2024

Sitting in the back of her seventh-period Spanish class, junior Sravya Mikkilineni feels the familiar signs again — droopy, heavy eyes and no focus — before she falls asleep in class. Mikkilineni says...

Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan January 24, 2024

The FUHSD community received an email on Jan. 23 at 6:28 p.m. about an undisclosed threat from an anonymous email. Principal Ben Clausnitzer said the threatening email was sent at approximately 4 p.m....

Senior Niku Sedarat prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Girls Soccer defeats Prospect High School 4-3

Arjun Dhruv, Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, and Kaia Yuan December 9, 2023

Varsity Girls Soccer defeated Prospect High School 4-3 on Thursday, Dec. 7, marking its first win of the season. Although PHS quickly scored two goals within the first 10 minutes of the game, MVHS made...

Graphic by Amberly Sun

Putting Pressure

Amberly Sun and Kaia Yuan December 8, 2023

Student A will remain anonymous due to privacy concerns. As junior Ali Malik scrolled through a news story on his phone, his eyes locked on a specific article and his thumb slowly swiped against the...

The Say Something Anonymous reporting system protects students anonymity while letting them speak out about issues.

Call to action

Lauren Chuu and Kaia Yuan November 3, 2023

FUHSD implemented the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (ARS) this school year in partnership with the Sandy Hook Promise Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing school violence....

Implemented this year, the Wellness Room is designed to give students the space and time to reset.

Safe Space

Corinna Kuo, Brandon Xu, and Kaia Yuan September 29, 2023

MVHS implemented the Wellness Room in room C201 for the 2023-34 school year. According to Wellness Space Specialist Doreen Bonde, the Wellness Room allows students to reset physically and mentally when...

With a rise in COVID cases across the nation, MVHS students and staff have split responses on whether to mask.

Keeping up with COVID

Corinna Kuo and Kaia Yuan September 23, 2023

This past summer, COVID cases have increased by 95% in Santa Clara County compared to 6 months ago, due to new viral strains nicknamed Eris and Pirola, both of which are sub-variants of Omicron. Despite...

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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