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

The Cupertino Historical Society acquired two mannequins for the center display: one of Painless Parker, and one of a patient getting his teeth pulled.

Painless Parker rolls into the Cupertino Historical Society

Lillian Wang September 16, 2023
New exhibit on famous Cupertino dentist opens Sept. 15
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...

Members of the Chinese Rainbow Network wave rainbow dance fans.

San Francisco Pride Parade 2023

Aashi Venkat and Lillian Wang June 27, 2023

Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Market and Beale Streets in San Francisco, onlookers gathered to watch the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 25. The parade — consisting of hundreds of participants,...

Senior Celine He performs in Varsity Winter Guards 2023 show, The Moment We Never Met.

Time out! Ep.7: Celine He

Kalyani Puthenpurayil and Lillian Wang June 5, 2023
Examining senior Celine He’s return to Color Guard during her senior year
Graffiti is an abstract art-form that allows artist to express themselves and their emotions.

Taking a glance at graffiti

Ananya Chaudhary and Lillian Wang May 16, 2023

*For the purpose of maintaining their anonymity, we will refer to the MVHS student as Student A.  Over the years, the vibrant and often provocative presence of graffiti has left its mark on the tunnels,...

Ellie’s book of puns serves as comic relief in “The Last of Us,” capturing a glimpse of the original video game’s spirit.

“The Last of Us” subverts the typical zombie show

Lillian Wang March 26, 2023
The adaptation’s focus on characterization explores survival in the apocalypse
AI art has raised fears of human artists being replaced by machines.

A thin line

Mikaylah Du, Alan Tai, and Lillian Wang March 12, 2023
Exploring student and staff perspectives on artificial intelligence art

EE Tries Sports: Football

El Estoque competes against the MVHS Varsity Football team in Flag Football
Dessert Detectives: Q Baking Corner

Dessert Detectives: Q Baking Corner

Sarah Liu and Lillian Wang March 8, 2023
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
Activists congregated at the San Jose City Hall on June 25 to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Photo | Anna Jerolimov

Rising up for Roe

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang March 1, 2023
Student activists recount their involvement in abortion rights activism
The majority of Cupertino is zoned for low to medium density housing, pictured in yellow on Cupertinos interactive zoning map.

New laws and housing element impact housing in Cupertino

Lillian Wang and Alex Zhang February 15, 2023
Community members share their opinions on the housing crisis
Senior Marcus Praseuth and his family row a whitewater rafting boat during their vacation in Cancun.

Terminal delays

Lillian Wang and Eric Zhou February 4, 2023
Students and staff reflect on inconveniences at airports over winter break
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