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

Govind Tatachari

Govind Tatachari

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Govind Tatachari, a Cupertino resident for 29 years, first started participating in city activities in 2012. Now, he currently serves as the Vice Chair for Cupertino’s Housing Commission. Tatachari is...

Yuko Shima

Yuko Shima

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Yuko Shima has been a Cupertino resident for about 14 years and decided to run for City Council after the Santa Clara County Democratic Party asked if she was interested in running for local office.  Shima...

Steven Scharf

Steven Scharf

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Stephen Scharf, a resident of Cupertino since 1999, has served as a Cupertino Mayor for two years and is running for re-election this November. Scharf believes that he has increased transparency between...

Sheila Mohan

Sheila Mohan

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Sheila Mohan is a longtime Cupertino resident, having lived in the city for more than 30 years. During her time here, she has volunteered in various community activities and worked as a Cupertino Fine...

JR Fruen

JR Fruen

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Joseph Fruen, who goes by his initials JR Fruen, says he’s one of the “lucky few” who get to call themselves a third-generation Cupertino resident. As part of his policy as a City Council member,...

Moon Kyu Choe

Moon Kyu Choe

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Moon Kyu Choe was not available to be interviewed.  Learn more at: https://www.moonkyuchoe.com/home 

Liangfang Chao

Liangfang Chao

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Although Liangfang Chao is the current vice mayor of Cupertino, she originally obtained her Ph.D. in computer science and never expected to get involved in local politics.  However, after acting as a...

Claudio Bono

Claudio Bono

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

After moving to Cupertino in 2014, Claudio Bono began serving in his current positions as a member of the Silicon Valley Rotary Club as well as the president of the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce. Bono...

Three new Cupertino city councilmembers will be elected on Nov. 8

Introducing the Cupertino City Council candidates

Sarah Liu and Sonia Verma October 26, 2022

Eight candidates are running for three seats on the Cupertino City Council for the 2022 general municipal election. Cupertino residents can vote for their preferred City Council members on Nov. 8 by completing...

Students from the University of Southern California march around USCs campus to protest Mahsa Aminis death and the lack of womens rights in Iran.

Reflecting on the Iran protests

Sonia Verma, Alyssa Yang, and Angela Zhang October 22, 2022

One of the student sources in this story is anonymous due to safety concerns and will be referred to as Student A. Following the death of Mahsa Amini after she was taken into custody by Iran’s morality...

Post-threat ponderings

Post-threat ponderings

Sonia Verma, Graphics Editor September 28, 2022

 

Wing player Owen Pow defends against a CHS player poised to take a shot.

Boys Water Polo wins 15-11 against Cupertino High School

Sonia Verma, Michelle Zheng, and Lily Jiang September 19, 2022

Varsity Boys Water Polo won 15-11 against Cupertino High School on Thursday, Sept. 15. MVHS took a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter ended with a score of 9-2. Although...

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