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

Numb to Atrocities

Numb to Atrocities

Sunjin Chang and Lakshanyaa Ganesh April 10, 2019

early 1,995 mass shootings have occurred in America between the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December of 2014 and April 1, 2019, Vox reports. America’s rate of mass shootings has been on the rise...

Game of fear

Game of fear

Jasmine Lee, Andrea Perng, and Karen Sanchez May 23, 2018

Fifth period had just begun when Palo Alto HS senior Julia Qiao heard the announcement about a lockdown. She quickly took action, reaching for the lock block in her classroom that would keep the door closed....

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place bouquets of flowers at a memorial for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Fla., June 16, 2016. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Numbing the horror: Becoming densensitized to shootings

Claire Yang October 15, 2017
Americans are becoming desensitized to shootings
Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Hear it from a pro: Sophomore Zachary Chow’s path to competitive archery

Roshan Fernandez October 12, 2017

Additional reporting by Emma Lam. ophomore Zachary Chow was only seven years old when he shot his first arrow. While attending a church retreat at Camp Koinonia near Santa Cruz, Chow noticed the camp’s...

Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Smitha Gundavajhala October 6, 2011

Wednesday morning, Cupertino was catapulted into the headlines. The Lehigh Cement Factory shooting jolted citizens out of their shells of security. Everyone had one question on their minds.What happened...

Students asked to stay home on Oct. 5 due to police activity

Students asked to stay home on Oct. 5 due to “police activity”

Anushka Patil October 5, 2011

Police block off Stevens Creek avenue, while family of those in the cement factory wait for more news. Photos by Kevin Tsukii. Updated at 9:44 a.m. According to Mercury News, at around 7:20 a.m.,...

Duty calls for obsessive boys

Duty calls for obsessive boys

Karishma Mehrotra November 21, 2009

Hit video game "Call of Duty" has caused many boys to halt their lives My fellow girls, have you noticed something peculiar? Many of our high school men seem distant; perhaps they don't answer...

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