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

Ani Kumar observes planes on June 28, 2009 at Palo Alto Airport. Photo courtesy of Anu Murthy

Head in the clouds

Taryn Lam September 23, 2023
Exploring junior Ani Kumar’s passion for aviation photography
The 2021-2022 El Estoque staff poses for a group photo at the end of my first late night.

A new voice of my own

Krish Dev June 4, 2023

Logging onto Zoom for fourth period was far more daunting than I had anticipated. Not only was this class an entirely new experience for me, but it was also the day I had to make a crucial decision: choosing...

The many ways money contributes to academic success is often under acknowledged.

Addressing the golden elephant in the room

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat June 3, 2023

Before this school year, life science teacher Jaime Vazquez had worked at four other schools in his six-year teaching career, and he states that each one has a distinct culture. Although he is leaving...

Population Politics

Population Politics

Krish Dev and Aditya Shukla June 1, 2023
Breaking down responses to address FUHSD’s declining enrollment issue
Monica Jariwala will fill the English Department Lead vacancy left by Julia Satterthwaite.

Tackling new roles

Krish Dev and Eric Zhou June 1, 2023
Three teachers appointed Department Leads
In my own world

In my own world

Krish Dev May 31, 2023

As a 4 year old, visiting Disneyland was a dream come true — seeing my favorite characters in real life, surrounded by mesmerizing sights and sounds made me feel like I was transported to another world....

Students share their experience with three traditional instruments — the tabla, pipa and mridangam.

Playing traditional music

Nameek Chowdhury, Krish Dev, and Minjae Kang May 31, 2023

Madelyn Wu (pipa) When junior Madelyn Wu first joined an orchestra, she wanted to play the guzheng, a Chinese instrument with strings strung between two bridges. However, Wu’s orchestra didn’t have...

Senior Valentino De La Torre who moved to the U.S from Mexico in 2022.

Making America home

Krish Dev April 22, 2023

In the summer of 1988, school-based therapist Akiko Chung flew halfway across the world from Japan to go to high school in the U.S. Armed only with her student visa and a limited understanding of English,...

Graphic | Sonia Verma

One nation, under guns

Examining the different perspectives on gun policies and ownership in relation to gun violence in America
Graphic | Sonia Verma

Arms across oceans

Krish Dev and Taryn Lam April 14, 2023
Exploring international insights on American gun culture and policy

EE Tries Sports: Football

El Estoque competes against the MVHS Varsity Football team in Flag Football
Current construction to build new housing in Cupertino is underway.

Solving the unhoused crisis

Lauren Chuu and Krish Dev February 15, 2023
Investigating the factors and solutions to aid the homeless community
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