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

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Copy and Paste: analyzing the cheating behavior at MVHS

Nathan Stevens March 10, 2018

We’ve all had those weeks. The weeks where it feels like there’s a test in each period, where it feels like every teacher forgot students have other classes, where it feels like there isn’t enough...

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Under Water: Analyzing the differences between bottled and tap water

Nathan Stevens October 23, 2016

esticides. GMOS. Natural ingredients. These are all controversial subjects regarding everyday foods, but with awareness unevenly focused on issues in the food industry, the dangers of drinking water are...

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

To feel pretty: The emotional toll of beauty

Karen Sanchez September 21, 2016

s the class naturally split up, Senior Ethan Yao couldn't help but feel excluded. He stood by, watching them all pair off within themselves and chatter incoherently. Waiting. Wondering. He did what...

Channeling You: MVHS students describe how Youtubers affect their daily lives

Channeling You: MVHS students describe how Youtubers affect their daily lives

Shriya Deshpande November 18, 2015

yler Oakley: 7.7 million subscribers. Troye Sivan: 3.6 million subscribers. Dan and Phil: 1.6 million subscribers. The large numbers above beg the question: What is it about these individuals that...

How sports saved me from myself: Anxiety in athletes

How sports saved me from myself: Anxiety in athletes

Sandhya Kannan October 22, 2015

o Senior Andrew Soong, it seemed like the entire court at that moment looked up at his father, who was one of the only ones standing up on the bleachers, and back at him. “Andrew, save the ball! Don’t...

Athletic trainer navigates a hectic field

Athletic trainer navigates a hectic field

Malini Ramaiyer November 19, 2014

The overwhelming scent of Bengay fills the trainer’s office. Three students sit around the room talking to the trainer over the booming ice machine as she scoops ice into bags, brings the bags to...

Tenure on trial

Tenure on trial

Avni Prasad September 24, 2014

"From the moment students enter a school," said President Barack Obama at the 2009 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, "the most important factor in their success is not the color of their skin or the income...

Senior Pradyumna Sathishkumaars pet snake, Bo.

Perky pets

Varsha Venkat December 17, 2012

Seniors Pradyumna Sathishkumaar and Kalie Haynes introduce their unusual pets. “Enter the wild side” was originally published in the Dec. 17 print issue of El Estoque. The following segments are...

Enter the wild side

Varsha Venkat December 17, 2012

Students share stories of their unconventional pets. The phrase “it’s raining cats and dogs” might have some truth to it — according to our survey of 427 students, 77% of pet owners have at...

Powderpuff changes shock students

Powderpuff changes shock students

Simran Devidasani September 21, 2011

Change isn’t always fun, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. This year, instead of playing Powderpuff football, Leadership has changed the sport to team handball for one year, due to the upper...

Going the distance and farther

Going the distance and farther

Nona Penner September 21, 2011

Traveling requires a suitcase full of stuff—weather- appropriate clothes, toiletries, cameras and laptops, et cetera. How about a cricket bat, a violin or fencing gear? Sophomore Mihir Athavale and...

Devils Advocate

Devil’s Advocate

Simran Devidasani September 21, 2011

You see them walking down the hallways, carrying those big textbooks. They walk with power, strength and possibly even a slight smirk. Plastered across the front of their textbook, in big bold letters,...

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