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

A person holds up a lit cigarette that has been partially smoked.

Clarifying the cannabis conundrum

Lauren Chuu and Alex Zhang December 20, 2022
Analyzing the MVHS perspective on the legalization of cannabis and its impact locally
Mandated reporters share their experiences

Mandated reporters share their experiences

Sonia Verma October 7, 2022

Trigger warning: The story contains discussions of child abuse and suicidal ideation.   Every school employee, from teachers to custodial staff to administration, is a mandated reporter. If...

While sitting on the gym floor during Challenge Day, students played a game in which the objective was to keep a giant volleyball in the air.

Taking an inside look at Challenge Day

Angela Zhang April 25, 2022

“[Challenge Day] is an experience,” school-based therapist Richard Prinz said. “It's so emotional, [yet people] go and they want to go again. It's a workshop for challenging ourselves to become more...

Graphic | Mikaylah Du

Coping with grief

Mira Wagner and Alex Zhang December 10, 2021
Community members describe their experiences and strategies managing their grief
Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims

Profits over People: How Facebook’s internal designs and systems harm its users

Melody Cui December 5, 2021
Examining the impact of social media platforms in light of new accusatory claims
Using physical touch

Using physical touch

Mikaylah Du and Riya Ravuri October 30, 2021
Exploring how physical touch plays a role in expressing affection among the MVHS community
Victorine poses with his family on Halloween

A fraction of time

MVHS community members in different age groups reflect on the pandemic year in the context of their lives
Asking for help

Asking for help

Matthew Yoshimoto December 17, 2020
Exploring the effectiveness of the Wellness Check-In form
Photo by Matthew Yoshimoto

Remote learning’s impact on students

Matthew Yoshimoto October 13, 2020
Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of distance learning versus in-person school
Tiger parents in quarantine

Tiger parents in quarantine

Claire Wen April 10, 2020
Examining how the shelter-in-place order has impacted parent-child relationships
Students participated in discussion with one another about mental health awareness techniques || Used with permission from Daniel Duan

Bring Change to Mind’s 2019 California Summit

Devin Gupta December 12, 2019
Bring Change to Mind attends a conference about spreading mental health awareness and personal wellbeing
On Nov. 19, students and parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the movie Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience. Photo by Michelle Chen

PTSA: Adult outlooks on teenage mental health

Michelle Chen December 2, 2019
Comprehending parent and expert strategies for and opinions on the topic of teenage stress
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