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



Ananda Singh and Lillian Wang January 26, 2024
MVHS students share their texting habits and styles
Seeking sleep

Seeking sleep

Amberly Sun and Lillian Wang January 26, 2024

The DSM-V — the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by mental health professionals as a standard for diagnosis — lists 10 separate sleep disorders, the...

Mahito’s inexplicable feud with the mysterious Grey Heron is the first sign that reality may not be as it seems in “The Boy and the Heron.” Illustration | Studio Ghibli

“The Boy and the Heron” finds wonder in the ordinary

Dylan Nguyen and Lillian Wang December 13, 2023

In an explosion of vibrant surrealism, anthropomorphic animals and bird poop, “The Boy and the Heron” took flight in theaters on Dec. 8, marking Studio Ghibli’s first film since “The Wind Rises”...

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...

Print technician Paula Gaspar works on a puzzle with students at the print center.

A place of ink-spiration

Dahlia Schilling and Lillian Wang December 9, 2023

When print center technician Paula Gaspar first started working at MVHS in 2018, she had three Funko Pops. Now, she has over 100, courtesy of students and staff who visit the print center in room A101....

Student writers use a variety of methods for planning their novels, from braindumping on sticky notes to simply storing ideas in their minds.

An open book

Abha Dash and Lillian Wang December 6, 2023
Student authors share the writing process behind their novels
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 4, 2023
Demonstrators hit the streets in San Francisco to protest APEC 2023
“Paint It Black” makes its exit

“Paint It Black” makes its exit

Ethan Kellogg and Lillian Wang November 23, 2023

MV Marching Band performed its 2023 fall show, "Paint It Black," at MVHS on Nov. 14, following a senior night celebration. The show — which included football pep tunes as well as a senior run-through...

Digital book formats have been made prevalent by the digital age.

Rewiring reading

Jami Lim and Lillian Wang November 1, 2023

Growing up during the advent of the digital age in the 90s, English teacher Jessica Kaufman considers herself to have had an upbringing sheltered from internet usage. While people shifted away from physical...

Last one, fast one

Last one, fast one

Aletheia Ju and Lillian Wang October 8, 2023
Behind the scenes of the Class of 2024’s Homecoming skit
The Class of 2024s final Homecoming skit ends with the performers cheering and shooting confetti into the air.

The final lap

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang September 30, 2023
Seniors close off Homecoming skits with a bang
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