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

An anonymous digitalized person looks at the screen.

Stranger danger

Mikaylah Du and Riya Murthy June 1, 2023
Discussing the safety of making friends over the internet
Senior Adi Mellacheruvu swims in Boys 500-yard freestyle, placing fifth with a time of 6:29.11.

Swim falls to Los Gatos High School in the third meet of the season 221-114

Mikaylah Du and Aidan Ruan April 6, 2023
Several matadors achieve CCS qualifying times despite loss
AI art has raised fears of human artists being replaced by machines.

A thin line

Mikaylah Du, Alan Tai, and Lillian Wang March 12, 2023
Exploring student and staff perspectives on artificial intelligence art
Students and staff present conflicting opinions on whether or not the pandemic is truly over.

Is the pandemic over?

Mikaylah Du and Megha Mummaneni October 17, 2022
Exploring why people do or don't take precautions against COVID-19
Via-Cupertino vans are wheelchair-accessible and have bike racks attached to the back.

Santa Clara via Via

Mikaylah Du and Alyssa Yang October 13, 2022

Cupertino and Santa Clara were awarded a state public transportation grant of nearly $8.5 million on July 7 to expand Via-Cupertino, a public rideshare app, into Santa Clara and nearby destinations. The...

A graphic illustrating the three philosophies MVHS aims to focus on to encourage equitable grading

MVHS aims to highlight equitable grading

Teachers are introduced to three core philosophies at staff professional development
The word COLORS is written in an explosive, rainbow font, depicting a theme similar to graffiti.


Delving into the colors of the rainbow
Colors of Cupertino

Colors of Cupertino

Mikaylah Du May 27, 2022
Revealing the glimpses of color throughout our community
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.
The methods of communication that people use — voice pitch, voice tone and body language — can affect the way people perceive professionalism.

Subconscious communication

Mikaylah Du and Angela Zhang April 27, 2022
Exploring the effects of verbal and nonverbal communication in professional settings

Man on the street: April Fools’ edition

Mikaylah Du and Shivani Madhan April 1, 2022
Asking MVHS students incredibly serious questions on this incredibly serious occasion
Social media bites

Social media bites

Mikaylah Du, Graphics editor March 18, 2022
Observing the issues with short-form activism posts
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