The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

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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,...

Students from different schools line up to play a game of Simon Says. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Fremont High School hosts 2024 IDC Fantastics Rally

Ethan Eisler, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

The IDC Fantastics rally was held at Fremont High School on Feb. 2, 2024. Students from all five schools in the district attended the rally to participate in games and watch performances from dance...

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...

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...

MVHS facilities staff are taking steps to address the ant infestations MVHS has dealt with for years.

Getting antsy

Stella Petzova and Alyssa Yang September 24, 2023
Examining how ant infestations affect MVHS students and faculty
Contemporary Literature Featured Image

Closing chapters in senior literature

Sameer Maheshwari and Yash Thapliyal June 1, 2023

Contemporary Literature, one of the most popular senior literature courses at MVHS, will drastically reduce in size from six sections to only one starting the 2023-2024 school year. In order for an...

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
Cupertino High School sophomore Lara Gupta hands custom Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action T-shirts to community members.

Cupertino celebrates sustainability at the Earth and Arbor Day Festival

Sarah Liu April 24, 2023
Community members come together to commemorate Earth Day
Speaker Jennifer Cheng describes her experiences with higher education and finding the right career.

Photo by Aditya Shukla | El Estoque

TEDxMV holds its spring speaker event

Chiran Arumugam and Aditya Shukla April 18, 2023
Guest speakers gave presentations to the MVHS community
Affordability in education

Affordability in education

Manas Kottakota April 5, 2023
How money creates disproportionate opportunities for students
MVHS principal Ben Clausnitzer sent an email to Monta Vista students and parents two days after a video of a student saying a racial slur circulated among staff members.

BREAKING: MVHS student uses the N-word in a video shared with staff

Megha Mummaneni March 4, 2023
On March 2, an email concerning a racist video was sent to the MVHS community
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,...

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