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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Some popular examples of young adult novels are the Harry Potter book series, the Twilight series and The Hunger Games trilogy.

The book revolution

Aashi Venkat and Asha Wojciechowski April 9, 2024

When Literature and AVID teacher Megan Choate was in high school, Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series was a huge phenomenon. “Twilight,” a four-novel vampire romance series released from 2005...

Junior Naomi Mhamunkar with and without a face of makeup, shown left and right respectively.

All dolled up

Aashi Venkat November 17, 2022
Examining the MVHS community’s opinion on makeup
Calling to communicate

Calling to communicate “It feels more personal.” English teacher Megan Choate finds calling to be a more connected method of communication because it allows her to hear the...

History teacher Hilary Barron dances with the Orchesis Dance Company at Cal Poly. Photo courtesy of Hilary Barron | Used with permission

Back in action

Michelle Zheng and Michelle Chen March 17, 2022
MVHS teacher athletes discuss their journeys through sports

50 Questions with Megan Choate

Neysa Singh, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,” El Estoque sits down with teacher Megan Choate to ask her 50 questions. Choate shares her favorite memories from high school, her biggest inspiration,...

Teachers’ favorite books

Teachers’ favorite books

Jacqueleine Liu January 6, 2020
10 teachers discuss and recommend books that are significant to them
Photo Illustration // Oishee Misra

Supporting the staff

Brian Xu October 24, 2018

The turning point of now history teacher Scott Victorine’s first career occurred as he was eating lunch at his former law firm. As a paralegal in immigration law, Victorine was overwhelmed with stress....

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