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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

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
Photo by Jodi Johnson | Used with permission

Transitioning from a hands-on to hands-off classroom proves challenging

Justin E Kim and Mira Wagner September 18, 2020
Students and teachers explain the adjustment to learning over Zoom
Getting back to work

Getting back to work

Ayah Ali-Ahmad January 19, 2019

he deafening thuds of wood clashing, drills grinding and the light chattering of the students during first period Woodshop all ceased for the two weeks of winter break. Now that the second semester has...

Woodshop gives back

Woodshop gives back

Ayah Ali-Ahmad and Justine Ha November 17, 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...

Woodshop loses numbers

Woodshop loses numbers

Ayah Ali-Ahmad, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

In years past, industrial technology teacher Ted Shinta taught three sections of Woodshop. This year, he’s down to one. When the first-period bell rings, 28 students get to work on a variety of projects...

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Fulfillment: A world of woodworking

Helen Chao December 8, 2017

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Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Woodshop Club holds first meeting of the year

Roshan Fernandez September 15, 2017

s students sat down on wooden stools in the woodshop room during lunch on Sept. 12, club president and senior Anika Ramachandran and vice president and junior Rachel Lennen gave a welcoming speech to about...

Woodshop club brings its community of veterans and rookies together

Hannan Waliullah September 29, 2016

f you walk past the woodshop room on a Wednesday lunch, you can hear a buzzing sound. The shrill sounds of the drills, the soothing sounds of the spinning lathes and the jarring noises of the band-saws...

Tales from the rookies of Woodshop club

Tales from the rookies of Woodshop club

Hannan Waliullah November 20, 2015

When someone walk into the woodshop room during a Thursday lunch, they see and hear two types of buzzing. The first type of buzzing comes from the instruments, which chip away at the pieces of wood...

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Life skills: Art and woodshop teachers explain the usefulness of their classes

Fatima Ali November 11, 2015

cademic classes are undeniably important and provide gateways for a student’s future, especially at a STEM-heavy school like MVHS. But what about the importance of electives in which students get hands-on...

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Woodshop club members craft pens for the army

Hannan Waliullah October 23, 2015

he sounds of the metal tool shaving off wood on spinning lathes fill the woodshop room at lunch on Oct. 23. During this woodshop club meeting, students work to shape their wooden blocks into cylinders....

Woodwork provides refuge from fast-paced campus life

Woodwork provides refuge from fast-paced campus life

Yifei Wu November 11, 2013

[dropcap1]"You[/dropcap1] don’t put a box of granola bars in a classroom full of guys,” woodshop teacher Ted Shinta said. “Because then you will find the box empty pretty...

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