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

Which way to wellness?

Which way to wellness?

Ethan Kellogg and Stephanie Zhang September 29, 2023

When she was just 16 years old, school-based therapist Akiko Chung immigrated to the U.S. by herself. Chung recalls that due to her limited English proficiency, she had to rely heavily on her school counselors...

The ELD Center is equipped with board games to help facilitate interactions between students in the center.

Welcoming Space

Lauren Chuu and Daphne Huang September 29, 2023

MVHS has a new English Language Development (ELD) Center located in room C206, open every day during brunch, lunch and tutorial. The center aims to provide resources and community activities for ELD...

Face masks are among the PPE items in need.

COVID-19 creates resource shortages for healthcare workers and community members

Andie Liu and Anjali Singh April 6, 2020
Stanford and West Valley Community Services provide for those in need of assistance
A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

A dead end: Exploring the way mental health issues are tackled at MVHS

Robert Liu May 20, 2019

High test scores, newly renovated facilities and a handful of student wellness resources. From the outside, MVHS seems like the perfect school. The school’s academically thriving student body, however,...

School Resources

School Resources

Helen Chao April 9, 2018
Looking at how students use school resources
Pros and cons: Using educational sites that are not endorsed by teachers

Pros and cons: Using educational sites that are not endorsed by teachers

Karen Ma March 9, 2018
Teacher and student opinions on online homework help
Bullying at MVHS: How can we fight bullying at MVHS?

Bullying at MVHS: How can we fight bullying at MVHS?

Neha Ramchandani October 29, 2013
Peer Counseling president Simone Becker provides her insights on how to effectively combat bullying at MVHS.

6 simple ways to conserve natural resources at school

Gabriella Monico October 28, 2013
As Earth’s resources continue to be consumed at an exponential rate, it is up to individual students and staff members to make conscientious changes in order to conserve Earth’s natural capital.
When more means less

When more means less

Alexandria Poh November 9, 2011
MVHS's large student body faces limited resources
Every year, over 70 admission officers come from across the country to give MVHS students more information about their college. A University of Rochester representative Mark Wells talks to seniors Benjamin Hong and Eileen Wa and four other students about transportation, financial aid, and the curriculum at University of Rochester. College representative meetings are just one of the many events and resources that the Career Center offers. Photo by Stephanie Chang.

Students unaware of Career Center’s potential

Stephanie Chang October 17, 2011
Students use the Career Center mostly as workspace instead of college resource
Library budget cuts lead to loss of programs

Library budget cuts lead to loss of programs

Jacqueline Barr December 4, 2009

Proquest, Netsupport, Oxford English Dictionary and CQ Researcher are all cut to save money On Dec. 1, American and World History teacher Bonnie Belshe's students frantically used Proquest, an online...

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