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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

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!
The Westport Cupertino construction site shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony.

Implementing affordable housing in Cupertino

Melody Cui, Sophia Ma, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 29, 2022

Located in the heart of the Cupertino on Stevens Creek Boulevard, Westport Cupertino is a mixed-use urban area project, which was approved on Aug. 18, 2020, that demolished and replaced The Oaks Shopping...

Recapping the mask mandate throughout the pandemic

Recapping the mask mandate throughout the pandemic

Sophia Ma and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 16, 2022
The evolution of face coverings as Governor Gavin Newsom announces masks will not be required indoors at schools starting March 12
The Sounds of MVHS

The Sounds of MVHS

In this package, El Estoque's Arts & Entertainment Section uncovers the quotidian sounds that fill the rooms of MVHS and define unique memories, whether it be the laughter that traverses classrooms...

The storefront of Oh Honey Bakery in downtown Mountain View.

Dessert Detectives: Oh Honey Bakery

Krish Dev and Sophia Ma January 29, 2022
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
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