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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Senior Tate Jun springs into the air at the beginning of the game to fight for the jump ball.

Boys Basketball falls to Saratoga High School 53-47

Shannon Yu and Yixuan (Joyce) Li February 13, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball fell to Saratoga High School on Thursday, Feb. 9. With SHS taking the first seven points of the game — mainly due to multiple layups from SHS senior Brooks Overton — MVHS struggled...

Seniors Yanwei Zhou, Ekom Mann, Anika Manjesh and Darya Pereverzeva (left to right) pose together while Coach Andrew Pappas stands proudly behind them.

Teamed-up takedowns

Shannon Yu and Arjun Dhruv January 28, 2024

It was 2022 when freshman Kennedy Ancheta wrestled for the first time. Despite Ancheta being one of just a handful of girls on her club team, nurtured by her team’s support, her love for wrestling grew....

Sophomore and shooting guard Alex Tashjian dribbles before a pass.

Boys Basketball falls to Cupertino High School 50-22

Shannon Yu January 13, 2024

Varsity Boys Basketball lost to Cupertino High School 50-22 on Thursday, Jan. 11. MVHS fell behind 8-3 in the first quarter after CHS broke through MVHS’ defense multiple times with consecutive layups....

“Center” of attention

“Center” of attention

Shannon Yu December 1, 2023

With 11 players from each team on the soccer field, sophomore and soccer fan Vaikunth Vasu finds there are many moving parts for an audience to focus on at one time. Out of the eleven, there are typically...

Fighting spirit

Fighting spirit

Shannon Yu November 27, 2023

SY: Hello everyone! My name is Shannon Yu and I’m joined here with Darya Pereverzeva, and we’re going to see what her career has been [like] so far. So, what sports do you currently play? DP:...

Senior and strong safety Hamza Moharram moves for a tackle in synchrony with senior and defensive end Nathan Diaz.

Photo by Shannon Yu

Varsity Football defeats Lynbrook High School 44-6

Ellie Wang and Shannon Yu October 26, 2023

Varsity Football defeated Lynbrook High School 44-6 on Friday, Oct. 20, improving its league record to 2-3-0 and overall record to 3-5-0. Both teams had bleachers packed with fans, as this was LHS’ homecoming...

FUHSD parents Rosario Rivera and Claudia Camacho listen to a live Spanish translation during the Boards Sept. 19 pre-mapping public hearing.

Facing north

Giljoon Lee, Shannon Yu, Ellie Wang, and Alyssa Yang September 30, 2023
Exploring how transitioning to By-Trustee-Area elections will affect FUHSD in North Sunnyvale
CAL Fires department utilizes its Grant Ranch Vegetation Management Project (VMP) for vegetation management and mitigation. Photo courtesy of Kara Capaldo | Used with Permission

Through the haze and the flames

Jason Chu and Shannon Yu September 24, 2023

Several devastating wildfires unfolded in Maui, Hawaii on Aug. 8, burning thousands of acres and leaving at least 97 dead. In a lawsuit against Hawaiian Electric, Maui County officials attributed the tragedy...

FUHSD is currently working to combat the misuse of AI tools in the classroom.

Changing Education with ChatGPT

Exploring changes in AI regulations in education for the 2023-24 school year
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