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

XLB Kitchen

June 24, 2022

The customer is not always right. The smoked duck Kathleen Guo had been selling for over 14 years sat on the table — her customer had just complained that it was dry, so she offered to take it off...

Made from scratch

Made from scratch

Melody Cui and Sophia Ma June 19, 2022
Tracing the stories of home owned Chinese businesses
Jennys Kitchen sells a variety of traditional Chinese dishes.

Jenny’s Kitchen

June 19, 2022

The aroma of freshly made dumplings heightened James' interest as he stepped into the room. He was craving the traditional Chinese dishes he had heard all about — his friend mentioned that their friend,...

Drawings by Hongyun Art students are propped up un the studio,

Hongyun Art

June 11, 2022
Tracing the story of Hongyun Art and its owners
The word COLORS is written in an explosive, rainbow font, depicting a theme similar to graffiti.

Colors

Delving into the colors of the rainbow
Student self-expression through color

Student self-expression through color

Jefferson Le and Melody Cui May 27, 2022

Senior Eric Kim has pursued art since his freshman year, when he took his first formal art class at MVHS. Now, Kim works at an independent art studio and has been working on several art pieces, many of...

Following the experience of those who moved states in an increasingly partisan country

From state to state: A political and cultural shift

Melody Cui and Jefferson Le May 17, 2022
Following the experience of those who moved states in an increasingly partisan country
Were here, were queer, get used to it, was a common slogan used in the 90s during pride rallies.

One step forward, two steps back

Melody Cui and Mikaylah Du May 9, 2022
Analyzing the impetus, implications and impacts of the recent uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the U.S.
Leftover lunch is scattered in front of the Library. Littering has consequences on the MVHS community

Not throwing away our trash

Melody Cui April 27, 2022
Explaining the consequences of littering at MVHS
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court

The Senators’ Agenda: How race, gender and politics defined Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination hearing

Melody Cui and Kripa Mayureshwar April 12, 2022
Dissecting the underlying notions that were used against the first Black Woman nominated to serve on the Supreme Court
Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Buying and renting a house in Cupertino

Jefferson Le, News Editor April 3, 2022

Located in the pocket of Silicon Valley, the city of Cupertino contains Apple Headquarters, with Facebook and Google only a short drive away. Cupertino was also recently named the most educated population...

The overrepresentation of minority students in special education prompts state-wide action

March 30, 2022
Examining how the district is addressing racial discrepancies in special education
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