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

Shifting consumer behavior

Shifting consumer behavior

Sania Nadkarni and Samika Bhatkar March 8, 2024

Growing up in Sunnyvale, AP Macroeconomics teacher Scott Victorine would spend much of his time in malls, frequenting the Sunnyvale Town Center Mall with his family or visiting Vallco Shopping Mall with...

Playing the odds

Playing the odds

Arjun Dhruv March 2, 2024

Student A will remain anonymous due to privacy concerns. Social Studies teacher Scott Victorine recalls when he was in his 20s, a time in which he gambled money on different sports games. Especially...

Indie artist Melanie Martinezs latest perfume is selling for $275, sparking outrage in fans who cant afford the steep price tag.

The total package

Jillian Ju December 6, 2023

When sophomore Jivika Gulrajani first watched a TikTok announcing Melanie Martinez’s new perfume, she recalls being so shocked at the price that she dropped her phone. Gulrajani has enjoyed listening...

Violent themes are prevalent in music. Graphic | Benjamin Zhang

Finding the beauty in violence

Benjamin Zhang September 18, 2023

“I wake up in the morning, I got murder on my mind.” Written by rapper Jamell Demons, better known as YNW Melly, these disturbing lyrics characterize his hit single "Murder on My Mind" released...

Santa Clara County Supervisors plan to build affordable housing on this site near North Wolfe Road.

Closer to home

Brandon Xu May 31, 2023

An ongoing project for affordable teacher housing is currently underway at 10333 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino and is intended to help decrease the commute time for local teachers traveling to work. Santa...

Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Man on the street: Can you solve this riddle?

Jami Lim, Megha Mummaneni, and Riya Murthy May 12, 2023
Testing MVHS students and staff's abilities to answer puzzling riddles
Many concerts include pits, areas where attendees can stand close to the stage and experience their favorite artists up close.

In the pit

Jiya Singh December 23, 2022
Amplifying the stories of the MVHS community at concerts
As part of mass nationwide layoffs, tech companies in the Bay Area have laid off over 43,000 employees since November. 

Silicon valley layoffs

Mihir Vishwarupe and Eric Zhou December 16, 2022
Examining the effects of Bay Area tech company layoffs on employees
Students and staff present conflicting opinions on whether or not the pandemic is truly over.

Is the pandemic over?

Mikaylah Du and Megha Mummaneni October 17, 2022
Exploring why people do or don't take precautions against COVID-19

Teachers take their own tests

Crystal Cheng and Jisha Rajala December 6, 2021
History, French, Physics and Calculus teachers share advice for test-taking
Scott Victorine pulls out a purple guitar from his small collection he has in closet during tutorial to play.

Leveling up a hobby

Sonia Verma, Staff Writer October 23, 2021
History Teacher Scott Victorine describes his passion for guitars
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
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