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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

A night to remember

A night to remember

Corinna Kuo and Kathryn Foo January 26, 2024

Sophie Minogue Corinna K. · Sophie Minogue SM: It was a normal dream at first, and I was walking around my house. And then I got into bed, and then I realized, ‘Oh, this is a dream, right?’...

With many students not getting the recommended hours of sleep needed, some resort to falling asleep in class to make up for lost sleep.

School daze

Kaia Yuan January 26, 2024

Sitting in the back of her seventh-period Spanish class, junior Sravya Mikkilineni feels the familiar signs again — droopy, heavy eyes and no focus — before she falls asleep in class. Mikkilineni says...

Seeking sleep

Seeking sleep

Amberly Sun and Lillian Wang January 26, 2024

The DSM-V — the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, used by mental health professionals as a standard for diagnosis — lists 10 separate sleep disorders, the...

Some MVHS students have experienced sleepwalking at night, causing them to get out of bed unconsciously.

The secret life of sleep

Pranati Kotamraju and Alan Tai January 26, 2024

In the quiet, pitch-black hallways of her home, senior Elise Chiu would embark on nocturnal journeys as a child. Asleep but moving in the middle of the night, she navigated through the dark with her...

Power napping played an important role in fixing my sleep schedule.

Napping 101

Aidan Ruan September 29, 2023

I take a lot of naps. In fact, I can confidently say that I can nap anywhere at any given moment. What’s more is that these naps aren't limited to merely resting my head on the table during class;...

Graphic by Sonia Verma

Staying awake

Alex Zhang, Staff Writer November 12, 2022

In April of 2021, a university student was rushed to the intensive care unit in critical condition. Scans at the hospital found that he was suffering from heart and kidney failure as well as having trouble...

One of my strategies to release my stress was scribbling on a piece of paper, helping me be more at ease when I got ready for sleep.

The only one awake

Jiya Singh March 16, 2022

Dear Diary, It’s happening again. I’m lying in my room at 4:00 a.m. in the morning, just sitting here and thinking because I can’t fall asleep. It’s been 6 hours, wide awake in my bed; my brain’s...

Junior Aria Agarwal takes a nap on the floor during lunch break after getting 5 hours of sleep the night before.

“I only got 4 hours of sleep”

Jiya Singh September 18, 2021

“I only got 4 hours of sleep last night.”  Beginning first period with the discussion of late bedtimes and exhaustion is just another typical morning conversation starter for many MVHS students....

Trophy students: What we brag about

Trophy students: What we brag about

Michelle Wong December 9, 2016
The trivial things we brag about
The issue: Sleep deprivation with psychologist Sheila Altmann

The issue: Sleep deprivation with psychologist Sheila Altmann

Isabel Navarrete October 19, 2015

VHS is a competitive environment — it’s not exactly a secret. But when did lack of sleep become a competition? Sleep deprivation is a serious issue, and it’s no surprise that many MVHS students are...

Issue I: What’s normal, anyway?

Natalie Chan September 29, 2010

Sleeping on the job   I’ve done it everywhere — on the floor, on a table, in darkened classrooms, behind the bookshelves of the library, and of course in a bed. That’s...

Stay, dog

Stay, dog

Aafreen Mahmood March 21, 2010

Even though Milo is feeling better, he still wishes he could be running "Stay. Stay. Don't move!" I said as I slowly backed away from Milo, who was sitting in his bed. Once I was sure he won't move,...

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