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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

CAL Fires department utilizes its Grant Ranch Vegetation Management Project (VMP) for vegetation management and mitigation. Photo courtesy of Kara Capaldo | Used with Permission

Through the haze and the flames

Jason Chu and Shannon Yu September 24, 2023

Several devastating wildfires unfolded in Maui, Hawaii on Aug. 8, burning thousands of acres and leaving at least 97 dead. In a lawsuit against Hawaiian Electric, Maui County officials attributed the tragedy...

Artivism on social media

Lily Jiang and April Wang February 3, 2023
Discussing the unique impacts of combining art, activism, and the widespread use of social media
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2020 Year in review

Rachel Jiang and Shivani Verma January 5, 2021
Reflecting on the events of 2020
Photo by Tanish Mendki.

Rampant wildfires lead to poor air quality for weeks

Recently, wildfires have been rapidly spreading throughout the West, most heavily affecting California, Oregon and Washington. These fires are mainly attributed the series of dry lightning storms that...

This image from NASAs terra satellite was able to capture the huge swath of smoke generated by the California wildfires.

Let’s address climate change

Neysa Singh September 11, 2020
Examining recent effects of climate change from Earth Overshoot Day to California’s current condition
Firefighters join together to combat the Australian wildfires that have ravaged the nation since late July 2019.

Australian wildfires: Lack of media attention demonstrates global apathy

Shuvi Jha February 5, 2020
Exploring the media coverage of the Australian wildfires
As the smoke settles: MVHSs responses to CampFire

As the smoke settles: MVHS’s responses to CampFire

Lakshanyaa Ganesh December 17, 2018

n Nov. 8, chemistry and AVID teacher Elizabeth McCracken’s daughter Samara McCracken and her boyfriend were two of thousands of people affected by one of the deadliest wildfires in American history:...

A Change in Plans

A Change in Plans

Justine Ha November 17, 2018

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