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

Greenwashing often derives from a lack of transparency or care.

Clean and green

Sarah Liu November 13, 2022

In the last two years, nearly half of the $23.7 million spent on Google search ads by five major oil companies have targeted search terms relating to sustainability, according to a report published by...

Govind Tatachari

Govind Tatachari

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Govind Tatachari, a Cupertino resident for 29 years, first started participating in city activities in 2012. Now, he currently serves as the Vice Chair for Cupertino’s Housing Commission. Tatachari is...

Yuko Shima

Yuko Shima

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Yuko Shima has been a Cupertino resident for about 14 years and decided to run for City Council after the Santa Clara County Democratic Party asked if she was interested in running for local office.  Shima...

Steven Scharf

Steven Scharf

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Stephen Scharf, a resident of Cupertino since 1999, has served as a Cupertino Mayor for two years and is running for re-election this November. Scharf believes that he has increased transparency between...

Sheila Mohan

Sheila Mohan

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Sheila Mohan is a longtime Cupertino resident, having lived in the city for more than 30 years. During her time here, she has volunteered in various community activities and worked as a Cupertino Fine...

JR Fruen

JR Fruen

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Joseph Fruen, who goes by his initials JR Fruen, says he’s one of the “lucky few” who get to call themselves a third-generation Cupertino resident. As part of his policy as a City Council member,...

Moon Kyu Choe

Moon Kyu Choe

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Moon Kyu Choe was not available to be interviewed.  Learn more at: https://www.moonkyuchoe.com/home 

Liangfang Chao

Liangfang Chao

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Although Liangfang Chao is the current vice mayor of Cupertino, she originally obtained her Ph.D. in computer science and never expected to get involved in local politics.  However, after acting as a...

Claudio Bono

Claudio Bono

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

After moving to Cupertino in 2014, Claudio Bono began serving in his current positions as a member of the Silicon Valley Rotary Club as well as the president of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. Bono...

Three new Cupertino city councilmembers will be elected on Nov. 8

Introducing the Cupertino City Council candidates

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Eight candidates are running for three seats on the Cupertino City Council for the 2022 general municipal election. Cupertino residents can vote for their preferred City Council members on Nov. 8 by completing...

A narrow focus on Eurocentric beauty excludes much of the wider world.

True Beauty

Sarah Liu and Jisha Rajala October 7, 2022

In July of 2020, a skin-lightening product marketed mainly to the South Asian market called Fair and Lovely was renamed Glow and Lovely following marketing campaigns that emphasized lighter skin as a more...

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