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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

Photo | Meggie Chen

The invisible gap

Meggie Chen and Michelle Zheng January 27, 2024

It’s not uncommon to hear teachers parroting the phrase “grades don’t matter, learning does” —  and while the intention is undoubtedly good, and in many ways correct, this sentiment also fails...

Photo | Sonia Verma

Politics in the classroom

Sonia Verma and Michelle Zheng December 9, 2023

According to a survey of 116 MVHS students, 73 percent believe teachers should not incorporate their own beliefs into their curriculum. With many social science and literature curriculum at MVHS tied to...

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Stereotypes Podcast Part 3: Linguistics in Movies

Sarah Liu and Michelle Zheng December 6, 2023

S: Hi, I’m Sarah. M: Hi, I’m Michelle. S and M: And today, we will be discussing linguistic stereotyping in movies. M: We’ll be exploring how the use of language stereotypes in movies...

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Shifting away from electric vehicles

Ethan Yang and Michelle Zheng November 29, 2023

You have probably seen the electric vehicle charging stations in MVHS’s parking lot. These 16 electric vehicle charging stations are a result of FUHSD partaking in the Charge! program that aims to expand...

An MVHS varsity soccer player uses the turf to practice.

Back to grass?

Corinna Kuo, Michelle Zheng, and Eric Zhou November 3, 2023

With the contract for the turf fields of both Fremont High School and Homestead High School reaching its termination in 2024, FUHSD is deciding whether to keep the turf sports fields or bring back natural...

Junior Clara Fan prepares to make another attempt in her high jump event at the Saint Francis Track and Field Invitational, with her lucky tape wrapped around her left wrist. 

Photo courtesy of Clara Fan | Used with permission


Abha Dash and Michelle Zheng November 3, 2023

Junior Clara Fan Junior and track and field member Clara Fan started her superstition of putting tape on her wrist during an afterschool practice her freshman year. As there was extra athletic tape, which...

De Leon and Yoo (both on far left) huddle with the Varsity Field Hockey team, discussing strategies for the game against Wilcox High School on Sept. 11. Photo | Lily Jiang

Amelia de Leon: from player to Head Coach

Leah Desai and Michelle Zheng October 10, 2023

MVHS alum ‘16 Amelia de Leon played as a goalie for MVHS Field Hockey since she was a freshman. After she graduated, de Leon joined as an assistant coach. De Leon comments that she has always known that...

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Sports team expenses

Lily Jiang and Michelle Zheng September 29, 2023

The FUHSD Director of Administrative Services Jason Crutchfield grew up in an area consisting of small towns, with each town only having one high school. That means that every sports game was not just...

The storefront of Red Rock Coffee located in Mountain View.

Dessert detectives: Red Rock Coffee

Michelle Zheng June 5, 2023
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

The final run ep 1: Boys Basketball

Aditya Shukla and Michelle Zheng May 15, 2023
Discussing with seniors Austin Hwang, Shreyas Inampudi, Dominic Kellogg III, Itai Lavi and Leonardo Sze about their final CCS and season
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