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

Teachers take their own tests

Crystal Cheng and Jisha Rajala December 6, 2021
History, French, Physics and Calculus teachers share advice for test-taking
AP Biology Lab Kit

Experiments at home

Gavin Hung September 11, 2020
A look into science labs during remote learning
The new class set of TI-Nspire graphing calculators stand in their chargers in AP Physics C teacher Jim Birdsongs classroom. Photo by Alyssa Umino.

AP Physics C stands to benefit from new TI-Nspires

Alyssa Umino September 9, 2019
Class set of graphing calculators purchased to thwart cheating in AP Physics C

Climbing the ladder: Two MVHS students qualify for and compete in prestigious physics olympiad

Iman Malik and Herman Saini May 14, 2019

The United States National Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) is a prestigious exam administered by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) that tests high school students on physics concepts and theories...

The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year

The Class of 2020 recount their silver linings and worst moments of junior year

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen May 14, 2019
A look into the Class of 2020's "gold coins" and downsides of the year
Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Students prepare for the second round of the Physics Olympiad

Iman Malik March 13, 2019

Nothing. That was what junior Jacob Nie felt after he qualified for the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO) for the second time in a row. After scoring a 22 out of 25 on the preliminary F=ma exam, Nie wasn’t...

A funhouse for all: Science teacher Julie Choi implements stress relievers in the classroom

A funhouse for all: Science teacher Julie Choi implements stress relievers in the classroom

Annie Zhang and Claire Wen January 27, 2019
Science teacher Julie Choi provides items in her classroom for stress relief
Retake remake

Retake remake

Flora Peng November 5, 2018

Almost every student is familiar with the sensation of receiving horrible scores for a test they studied really hard for. The gut-sinking feeling comes accompanied by a subsequent frantic search for a...

Exams in motion

Exams in motion

Brian Xu October 15, 2018

Sophomore Upasana Dilip stared into her computer screen, reading and rereading a clump of questions from a past Calculus exam. She yawned before looking down at her notes, desperately scanning the numbers...

Illustration by Elizabeth Han

Separated in Physics classroom

Vivian Chiang October 20, 2017

hen Physics teacher Jim Birdsong displayed the new seating chart on the screen in his AP Physics C class, some students happily embraced their new group mates while others groaned, bidding farewell...

Spinning homopolar motors teach Science National Honor Society members about electromagnetism

Spinning homopolar motors teach Science National Honor Society members about electromagnetism

Jessica Xing October 28, 2016

hen the copper wire began to spin all on its own, the room was awed. On Oct. 24, Science National Honors Society held their second lab this year in B101. This month, the club was exploring the different...

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Science department changes for 2015-16 school year are reviewed

Shriya Deshpande May 20, 2016

rom involving chemistry, history and other classes in the Martian Deconstructed event to the new chromebooks in classrooms, the 2015-16 school year has brought several new policies, events and classes....

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