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

Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Unvaccinated staff no longer required to undergo COVID-19 testing

Jason Chu and Lillian Wang September 17, 2022

The California Department of Public Health announced that it would be ending its COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated individuals in high-risk settings on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Starting Sept. 17, unvaccinated...

Coronavirus illustration, different size viruses on a gradient background. Illustration by the CDC

COVID-19 surges for weeks following winter break

Krish Dev, Website Editor January 24, 2022
Understanding the increase in COVID-19 cases at FUHSD
Visualizing the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County

Visualizing the COVID-19 pandemic in Santa Clara County

Krish Dev, Website Editor January 24, 2022
Examining the county’s policies and their effects
The total number of international COVID-19 deaths according to Worldmeter.

MVHS students face loss during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jayanti Jha and Aashna Patel December 10, 2021
Reflecting on the hardship of losing loved ones to COVID-19
An illustration of the COVID-19 vaccine Graphic by Sophia Ma

Behind both doses

Anika Sharma and Melody Cui May 21, 2021
Examining the experiences of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Photo Courtesy Jeff Shen | Used with Permission
Illustration Sophia Ma

A final season

Irene Tang and Sophia Ma May 21, 2021
Senior athletes reflect on the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic
FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

On April 19, all schools within FUHSD started hybrid learning, an opportunity for students to return to an in-person format of instruction as COVID-19 conditions in Santa Clara County...

Single-use plastics on the rise due to COVID-19 restrictions

Ritu Atreyas May 14, 2021
Exploring steps being taken to help restaurants minimize plastic use
Its been a year now?

It’s been a year now?

Kripa Mayureshwar and Lance Tong April 4, 2021
Students reflect on COVID-19 a year after school closure
A photo of Trump giving a speech in 2020. | Photo from CNN

Trump and COVID-19 vaccines

Suraj Gangaram, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

America, we have a problem. A nationwide CNN poll has shown that up to 57% of Republican men are vaccine hesitant, more than any other group in America.  Trump’s advice to Americans on vaccines is,...

The MVHS community looks back on initial COVID-19 pandemic reactions a year later.

A year of reflection

Krish Dev and Leanna Sun March 26, 2021

 Last year in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, and countries began to impose stay-at-home orders. For many of us, March 13 marked the last...

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