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

A parents’ guide for academic survival

Taryn Lam and Arushi Singh April 23, 2024
How parents help navigate their children through Monta Vista’s academic culture
Photo illustration by Amberly Sun

Toxic Vista: Fixing our flaws

From the outside, Monta Vista High School may seem like the ideal high school: numerous AP courses, top national rankings and more. However, step inside and find that there is more to it than meets the...

Two pucks in a pod

Two pucks in a pod

Taryn Lam and Aaryan Sharma April 6, 2024

From a young age, senior Alice Ross fondly recalls accompanying her family to Vallco Shopping Mall every Friday for skating lessons. Born to Canadian parents who enjoy playing and watching ice hockey,...

Graphics by Amberly Sun

Fearing the inevitable

As students grow up and gain more experience in their lives, they start to develop various fears in the different facets of life. While many of these fears can be mitigated, oftentimes these fears play...

Adding fuel to F1

Adding fuel to F1

Taryn Lam and Lillian Wang March 9, 2024
Fans of Formula One share their love for the sport
Law enforcement agents were situated in various spots on campus to ensure the safety of students and staff.

BREAKING: FUHSD receives threatening emails from an anonymous sender

Taryn Lam, Brandon Wang, and Kaia Yuan January 24, 2024

The FUHSD community received an email on Jan. 23 at 6:28 p.m. about an undisclosed threat from an anonymous email. Principal Ben Clausnitzer said the threatening email was sent at approximately 4 p.m....

Batchu and Kulkarni hold their poster board, depicting their various clean energy initiatives.

Grants for good

Jason Chu, Taryn Lam, and Varun Singh January 24, 2024
IRPD students receive monetary grants for their projects
Protestors gather at Harry Bridges Plaza, San Francisco in a demonstration against the APEC convention.

On the streets of SF

The 2023 APEC summit was held in San Francisco from Nov. 11 to 17, bring international leaders from across the Asia Pacific region to the Moscone Center to discuss global issues. From protestors and...

Maria Rodriguez and her two children attend the protest to advocate for workers rights.

APEC: AAPI pioneers

Sophia D'Sa, Taryn Lam, and Varun Singh December 10, 2023
Uncovering the impact of the APEC conference on local AAPI leaders and communities
Senior Cara Constant winds up to throw the ball to a team member. Photo | Brandon Wang

Changing the game

Ethan Kellogg, Taryn Lam, and Brandon Wang December 1, 2023
Exploring the historical and current state of Reverse
Elders in volunteering

Elders in volunteering

Taryn Lam and Sania Nadkarni November 21, 2023
Examining how elders in Cupertino give back to the community through volunteering
More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

Taryn Lam and Mihir Vishwarupe November 2, 2023

Spanish and French teacher Joyce Fortune began to notice that there was an issue with her vision in elementary school. However, due to the rarity of her condition, Fortune’s doctors could not properly...

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