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

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

As students at Monta Vista, it's no doubt that there's competition all around us. With so much pressure to be "better" than everybody else, students are constantly trying to prove themselves to their peers....

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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