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

Students who performed in the skits wore superhero and villain costumes as part of the Dual Rallys theme.

Leadership holds Dual Rally before February break

Arshiya Sen, Arushi Singh, and Mihir Vishwarupe February 18, 2024

The Dual Rally was in the main gym on Friday, Feb. 16, concluding the Dual Rally Spirit Week and sending MVHS students into the upcoming February break. The theme of the rally was superheroes versus villains,...

An open door

An open door

Mihir Vishwarupe and April Wang January 25, 2024

Guidance counselor Clay Stiver, who works with students whose last names begin with Sh-Z, announced he would be taking paternity leave from Jan. 8 through April 8. During this time, long-term substitute...

Cultural Cooking

Cultural Cooking

Dahlia Schilling and Mihir Vishwarupe December 9, 2023

Diwali  As Science Curriculum Lead Kavita Gupta began to fry the dough she rolled out earlier in a pan with oil, the smell of sweet fried dough and milk solids immediately  begins to waft throughout...

Cupertinos natural treasure

Cupertino’s natural treasure

Mihir Vishwarupe November 30, 2023
Exploring the ways McClellan Ranch Preserve educates the community on the environment
More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Taryn Lam and Mihir Vishwarupe November 2, 2023

Spanish and French teacher Joyce Fortune began to notice that there was an issue with her vision in elementary school. However, due to the rarity of her condition, Fortune’s doctors could not properly...

Alumni at the reunion talking with each other at a table.

Party like it’s ’73

Jillian Ju and Mihir Vishwarupe October 19, 2023

Class of ‘73 alum Duff Devine is part of the first graduating class of MVHS, describing his experience as some of the best years of his life. He fondly remembers his involvement in school events, from...

50 Fresh Faces

50 Fresh Faces

As the new freshman class enters MVHS, many doors open up -- from joining clubs and playing sports to meeting new people and having unforgettable experiences. The numerous opportunities that are open to...

DEPRESSED

DEPRESSED

Suhana Mahabal and Mihir Vishwarupe September 29, 2023

Around campus, senior Ridhima Katare has heard many students using the word “depressed” and finds it bothersome when students use it as a joke or casually. With many students using the term loosely,...

Belshe and other attendees gather outside of the 16th Street Baptist Church. (Used with permission | Photo courtesy of Bonnie Belshe)

Learning from the past, shaping the future

Jami Lim and Mihir Vishwarupe September 25, 2023

Sixty years after the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, history teacher Bonnie Belshe gathered with 400 people in Birmingham, Alabama to attend the 2023 Forging Justice Commemoration conference for a...

Ming Wood prepares coffee for customers at the Moonwake Coffee Roasters’ booth.

The stories behind the Cupertino Farmers Market

Alan Tai, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Alyssa Yang September 23, 2023
Highlighting the stories of the vendors and their products
In August 2023, the choir room was still undergoing construction. | Photo by Giljoon Lee

Deconstructing construction

Ten days before students returned to campus, the floor of the F building’s vocal music room was covered in bundles of Thermafiber insulation and piles of gypsum boards. The choir’s new practice rooms...

The booths set up around the Library Square included many AAPI communities that set up traditional decorations around the area.

AAPI Silicon Valley hosts multicultural diversity festival

Mihir Vishwarupe May 22, 2023
An event that showcased a variety of A.A.P.I. communities across the Bay Area
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