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

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
Principal Ben Clausnitzer works in his office responding to an email.

Staying in the loop

Alan Tai and Mihir Vishwarupe April 12, 2023
Examining how MVHS stays transparent with the community
Trade talks

Trade talks

Samika Bhatkar and Mihir Vishwarupe March 20, 2023
Exploring the recent trades in the NBA and issues in basketball free agency
Illustration | Lillian Wang

Health and Ethnic Studies

Krish Dev and Mihir Vishwarupe February 11, 2023

MVHS will implement a new course option of one semester each of Health and Ethnic Studies for freshmen star ting the 2023-24 school year, and it will be mandated for all in the 2024-25 school year,...

A fallen tree blocks a bridge in Shoreline at Mountain View.

Downpour demolition

Mihir Vishwarupe and Lillian Wang February 1, 2023

A series of heavy storms battered California in the beginning of January, flooding cities, damaging infrastructure and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. Cupertino was one of many cities hit by...

As part of mass nationwide layoffs, tech companies in the Bay Area have laid off over 43,000 employees since November. 

Silicon valley layoffs

Mihir Vishwarupe and Eric Zhou December 16, 2022
Examining the effects of Bay Area tech company layoffs on employees
Technology mania

Technology mania

Mihir Vishwarupe December 14, 2022
Coming to terms with the widespread internet addiction surrounding our lives
Club Credit

Club Credit

Mihir Vishwarupe November 14, 2022

From hosting boba fundraisers to printing t-shirts, the success of club functionality largely depends on funding. The Associate Student Body is involved in managing the allocation of money for all...

Drowning in stress

Drowning in stress

Mihir Vishwarupe November 2, 2022

According to PrepScholar, early action deadlines for seniors typically range from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, in addition to the regular application deadline in January. The approaching deadline for early action...

50 Questions with Jessica Kaufman

50 Questions with Jessica Kaufman

Mihir Vishwarupe October 8, 2022

Inspired by Vogue's video series "73 Questions," El Estoque sits down with English teacher Jessica Kaufman to ask her 50 questions. Kaufman reflects back on key moments from her life, why she wanted to...

Senior Nikhita Saldi drives her Tesla into school.

Power Up

Mira Wagner and Mihir Vishwarupe October 7, 2022
Examining the 2035 California Gas Ban
Officers from the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department arrived in the Student Parking Lot following a bomb threat on Sept. 23.

Preparing for the unexpected

Krish Dev, Mihir Vishwarupe, and Lillian Wang October 5, 2022
Exploring how school safety plans are created and updated at MVHS
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