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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

A collage of images depicting Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai from left to right. Photos courtesy of Faezan Hussain, John Swensson and William Lai | Used with permission

American heroes

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 11, 2022
Discovering how military service has influenced the lives of local residents
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Breakfast with veterans

Anish Vasudevan, Justine Ha, and Kamyar Moradi March 10, 2020
The American Studies class holds its annual event with war veterans
Woodshop gives back

Woodshop gives back

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha November 16, 2018

Veterans Day, a national holiday honoring military veterans, is a day Woodshop students use to give back to their community. Throughout his years as Woodshop teacher, Ted Shinta has appointed his students...

Love (left) has a brief discussion with Jarvis (right) during a water polo practice after school. Communication between the two new coaches is necessary to keep the program running smoothly.

Water Polo: A fresh start

ZaZu Lippert August 12, 2017

Co-reported by Anish Vasudevan.  ollowing a rocky last season after both varsity teams finished with losing records, the water polo program is looking to bounce back and pave way for stronger and more...

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

American Studies students interview war veterans for documentary project

Amanda Chan March 4, 2016

Co-written by Aditya Krishnan Before school on Wednesday, Feb. 24, when most MVHS students were sleeping and taking advantage of late start, American Studies students gathered in classrooms and engaged...

Photo by Aanchal Garg.

After the war: stories of return

Andrea Schlitt November 18, 2015

hey were the enemy, he thought. The death of the Japanese soldiers was supposed to represent America’s triumph, but something just didn’t feel right about thinking like that. A wallet next to the...

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Veterans Day 2011 festivities

Yaamini Venkataraman November 11, 2011

Update 11/13/11: Audio clips of the full speeches by Stephen Gilmore and William Peacock are now included at the bottom.  In spite of the slight showers, Cupertino held its annual Veterans Day...

Remembering our heroes

Remembering our heroes

Smitha Gundavajhala November 9, 2011

With the onset of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we may briefly reflect upon the sacrifices and legacies of those who fought to keep Cupertino safe. But beyond that, sadly, we only have a hazy picture of what...

An army Thanksgiving

An army Thanksgiving

Amelia Yang November 9, 2011

See additional video coverage here. Wally Johnson (above) is a veteran of the Korean War. He served for two years and achieved the rank of sergeant as part of the intelligence force for the Army....

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