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

Passing Proposition 28

Passing Proposition 28

Aidan Ruan and Sophia Ma December 23, 2022

California Proposition 28, a measure designated to allocate funding for art programs across K-12 California public schools, was passed on Nov. 8 with 64.4% of voters in favor. Starting in 2023, the proposition...

You & me

You & me

Sophia Ma and Pranati Kotamraju November 16, 2022
The story behind students’ and staff members’ first best friends
Getting with the program

Getting with the program

Sophia Ma and Trisha Sannappanavar October 5, 2022
MVHS alum recount their experiences in specialized programs

XLB Kitchen

June 24, 2022

The customer is not always right. The smoked duck Kathleen Guo had been selling for over 14 years sat on the table — her customer had just complained that it was dry, so she offered to take it off...

Made from scratch

Made from scratch

Melody Cui and Sophia Ma June 19, 2022
Tracing the stories of home owned Chinese businesses
Jennys Kitchen sells a variety of traditional Chinese dishes.

Jenny’s Kitchen

June 19, 2022

The aroma of freshly made dumplings heightened James' interest as he stepped into the room. He was craving the traditional Chinese dishes he had heard all about — his friend mentioned that their friend,...

Drawings by Hongyun Art students are propped up un the studio,

Hongyun Art

June 11, 2022
Tracing the story of Hongyun Art and its owners
To my 婆婆

To my 婆婆

Sophia Ma June 7, 2022
Expressing gratitude for the lessons I’ve learned from my grandma
Seasonal weather

Seasonal weather

Sophia Ma May 26, 2022
From heatwaves to rainy days, last year's summer weather was really something else. Let's hope it's a little more cooperative this summer.
Trash on our walls

Trash on our walls

Sophia Ma May 6, 2022
Examining vandalism around the campus
Is that a new look?

Is that a new look?

Sophia Ma and Sonia Verma April 26, 2022
What happens when you decide to wear something new and others start to stare? Ignore them, of course!
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