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

Senior Claire Yang experiments with different types of art, from charcoal still lifes to digital drawings.

Choosing artistic and hands-on electives

Kalyani Puthenpurayil January 22, 2022
Exploring the creative courses that students take at MVHS
The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

The MVHS community reflects on their experiences with console gaming

Crystal Cheng and Shivani Verma December 8, 2021
Exploring how gaming has impacted MVHS community members’ lives
Competition season is back

Competition season is back

Showcasing MVHS organizations in action
Exploring the stories of Cupertino residents, students and teachers

Humans of Cupertino

Discovering the stories that populate Cupertino
Teachers’ favorite books

Teachers’ favorite books

Jacqueleine Liu January 6, 2020
10 teachers discuss and recommend books that are significant to them
Team Léquipe Pommes de Terre demo their project, a manipulator based off the 2017 FRC Steamworks game.

MVRT rookies showcase first projects

Andie Liu December 3, 2019
New members present their month-long projects to parents
Industrial technology teacher Ted Shinta opened the woodshop for staff members to make pens.

Staff Wellness Day: A relaxing collaboration period

Michelle Chen and Ishaani Dayal November 9, 2019
MVHS staff participate in various activities to destress and bond during free time
Alumni Anant Singhania mentored MVRT in their first workshop dealing with applying math to scouting. Photo by Andie Liu

Monta Vista Robotics Team offseason trainings: a student-run experience with mentor support

Andie Liu September 26, 2019
MVRT alumni mentor the team in workshops to coach members on competition strategy
With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

With you until the end: seniors and teachers reflect on their relationships

Claire Wen and Brian Xu May 22, 2019

“I feel like teachers really do have that — Hi, Mr. Shelton!” It’s a Wednesday afternoon, 10 minutes after school has ended, when Yearbook Editor in chief Vanessa Lau spots Yearbook adviser Jay...

Graphic by Emily Xia

Sweet Addiction: What it’s like being addicted to sodas

Emily Xia, Jasmine Lee, and Claire Yang May 17, 2018
The influences of sodas and stories of attachment to them
Photo used with permission of Ishan Mitra

Getting a headstart: MVRT trains their newfound recruits

Emily Xia September 11, 2017
MVRT trains recruits at Headstart
Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Staff members go above and beyond to help school

Lydia Seo November 27, 2013

Two staff members are involved with security, while one manages college visits. Alarm senses tingling The gym was dark, cold and completely quiet when woodshop teacher Ted Shinta arrived. He headed...

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