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

MVHS teachers utilize classroom playlists as a medium to make the learning environment more comfortable. Graphic by Justin Kim

Breaking down classroom playlists

Justin E Kim, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 1, 2022
Teachers explain the philosophy behind listening to music with their students
Junior Iona Xia stands in the tree pose.

Teachers implement mental health practices in classrooms

Angela Zhang January 24, 2022
Examining how teachers directly promote self care
Sushma Bana rests dias in her backyard for Diwali celebrations.

How US and India traditions compare

Jannah Sheriff and Anna Kaminitz November 9, 2021
Community members discuss differences between Diwali celebrations
The visiting committee suggested a fifth goal in addition to MVHSs four original goals.

WASC Goals

Robert Liu December 17, 2020
MVHS works to implement goals and feedback following WASC accreditation visit
Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Closing Week during remote learning provides alternatives to typical high-stakes final exams

Tanish Mendki and Arjan Madan December 13, 2020
Examining the various ways teachers are administering final assessments to wrap up first semester
Math and physics teacher Sushma Bana believes the Bollywood industry and its films accentuate the prevalent misogyny in India

Breaking down Bollywood

Gauri Manoj November 7, 2020
How the Bollywood industry impacts Indian Americans
Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Family together: exploring the lives of students and teachers in single parent families

Iman Malik and Brian Xu January 10, 2020

Most students of the MVHS community are accustomed to seeing two parents when they come home from school every day. But this experience is not one that is shared by all. According to a survey of 350 MVHS...

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visits schools to determine the level of education being provided to students

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Anushka De and Andie Liu January 10, 2020
A timeline of events regarding WASC
Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Seeds of Tranquility: Investigating the growth of Tranquil Tuesday

Sophia Chen, Staff Writer October 31, 2019
Looking into the creation of the self-care initiative and thoughts from Tranquil Tuesday volunteers and participants
New rides of MVHS

New rides of MVHS

Claire Wen and Helen Chao March 13, 2019

Sushma Bana Fuel efficient and capable of gliding down the road as if in an ideal frictionless situation. As a math and physics teacher, this is Sushma Bana’s description of her dream car. However,...

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