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

While sitting on the gym floor during Challenge Day, students played a game in which the objective was to keep a giant volleyball in the air.

Taking an inside look at Challenge Day

Angela Zhang April 25, 2022

“[Challenge Day] is an experience,” school-based therapist Richard Prinz said. “It's so emotional, [yet people] go and they want to go again. It's a workshop for challenging ourselves to become more...

jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy premiered on Netflix on Feb. 16, 2022. Photo | Netflix

“jeen-yuhs” is a riveting time capsule of Ye’s life

Gauri Manoj March 17, 2022
The three-part documentary details the mind of the misunderstood rapper
MVHS looks to enact long-term mental health changes

MVHS looks to enact long-term mental health changes

Angela Zhang March 4, 2022

The MVHS Social Emotional Learning (SEL) taskforce was created in February of 2021 to improve students’ emotional awareness and mental health at school. According to Library Media Specialist Doreen Bonde,...

Junior Iona Xia stands in the tree pose.

Teachers implement mental health practices in classrooms

Angela Zhang January 24, 2022
Examining how teachers directly promote self care
Reuniting with pastimes

Reuniting with pastimes

Shivani Madhan September 24, 2021
How reconnecting with my old interests has helped me grow as person
An illustration of the Instagram logo with 17 notifications that represent unread messages

The empath’s dilemma

Kripa Mayureshwar May 15, 2021
Exploring my struggle with picking up on other people’s emotions
Theres often discussion about students and their situations, but what about the other side of the screen?

The other side

Mikaylah Du, Staff writer April 9, 2021
Exploring how teachers are coping with challenges during distance learning
Senior Tae Kyu Kim studies with his friends for an upcoming AP Calculus BC test.

Competition culture

Prisha Tiwari, Staff Writer January 23, 2021
Examining how students and teachers view competition at MVHS
Lu and Zhou pose with their paperback versions of Tempo. A collection of these photos were posted on both Lu and Zhous Instagrams to promote the book.

Tempo: Two teenagers’ perspectives on the pace of life

Anjali Singh January 5, 2021
Seniors Jasmine Lu and Alice Zhou release a collection of poetry and literary pieces on mental health and young adulthood
Asking for help

Asking for help

Matthew Yoshimoto December 17, 2020
Exploring the effectiveness of the Wellness Check-In form
Two players cooperate in a football video game as an experimental form of therapy.

Game-changing therapy

Brian Xu December 16, 2020
Understanding therapist Monet Goldman’s unique approach to mental health in the video gaming community
Analyzing the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to deteriorating mental health

Confronting mental health

Oishee Misra October 16, 2020
Analyzing the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has led to deteriorating mental health
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