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

Chit-Chat

Chit-Chat

Exploring various types of conversations in our community
A student and teacher engaging in conversation | Graphic by Angela Zhang

The importance of direct communication in a school setting

Shivani Madhan and Kripa Mayureshwar March 18, 2022
How students navigate engaging in conversations with their teachers
An interactive graphic made with Flourish that displays sex and HIV education mandates in the U.S.

Expanding sex education

Shivani Madhan September 3, 2021
Examining sex education at MVHS in comparison to schools nationwide
FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

FUHSD schools shift to hybrid learning

On April 19, all schools within FUHSD started hybrid learning, an opportunity for students to return to an in-person format of instruction as COVID-19 conditions in Santa Clara County...

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

100 things to do when you’re bored while social distancing

Anushka De and Jai Uparkar March 22, 2020
50 activities to appeal to your normal side and 50 activities for your inner MVHS student
Not the right fit

Not the right fit

Michelle Chen and Hannah Lee November 23, 2019
Former MVHS students explain their decision to change schools
End the stigma

End the stigma

Jasmine Lee and Sreya Kumar November 23, 2019

Taking out a pad is a daunting task. Your eyes briefly scan the classroom before subtly sliding it up your sleeve. Your feet calmly carry you out the door before you start making a dash toward the restroom....

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Bulletproof Backpacks: A safety measure versus capital product

Rachel Jiang and Aditi Dixit October 24, 2019
Exploring MVHS opinions about whether or not these precautions for gun violence are beneficial
Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Decor Dilemma: Exploring the ideas teachers have for designing their classrooms

Teachers begin redesigning their classrooms for the new school year
Four classes, one room

Four classes, one room

Stuti Upadhyay and Brian Xu November 18, 2018

When freshmen first enter MVHS, a change they must adapt to is the size of the school. Most middle schools in the area contain no more than 600 students, whereas MVHS’ total enrollment for the 2018-19...

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