El Estoque

Leaving behind a club

Leaving behind a club

Shayon Moradi

April 13, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

On the last day of school when the seniors graduated and each of them is going to leave behind a mark in Monta Vista. They are going to leave marks on things and some of them are leaving behind clubs. While this can be an emotional experience for some people, it opens up new opportunities for underc...

Humorous theories

Humorous theories

Shayon Moradi

April 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Earth is flat. Eisenhower made a deal with aliens. The Democratic party is running a human trafficking ring through pizza parlors. All these statements seem very far-fetched, but these ideas are researched and believed by groups of people. Conspiracy theories have permeated A...

Decoding the cast

Decoding the cast

Shayon Moradi

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

While the rest of the student body enjoyed a typical late start at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 11, many of the seniors reported to the Field House during one of those mornings to take the California Science Test, or CAST, which is aligned to the Next Generation Science Stand...

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Girls varsity soccer loses 2-0 to Gunn HS

Shayon Moradi

February 8, 2018


Filed under Girls Soccer, SPORTS, Winter Sports

On January 26,  a cold Monday night, with a fire alarm blaring in the middle of the match, the MVHS girls varsity soccer team hoped to continue their better-than-expected season. After a lackluster season last year with a 1-10-1 record, the team has bounced back and has a chance of making it to CCS. ...

Out competed

Out competed

Shayon Moradi

December 14, 2017


Filed under Briefs

This year, according to Forbes, 6700 big-box stores are expected to close throughout the United States. Big retail stores that have been fixtures in American malls for decades like Sears, Macy's and Kohls are getting out competed in the marketplace. With the end of the recession and the blooming of t...

FIFA 2018 World Cup Predictions

FIFA 2018 World Cup Predictions

Shayon Moradi

December 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Now that the US men's national soccer team has been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup, Americans have a problem they haven’t had in 33 years— who to root for in the World Cup. Powerhouses: Germany: The defending champs come to the field with four championships already under their belts, and with coach Joachim Low, stand to continu...

Q&A with the MVHS Microfinance Club president

Q&A with the MVHS Microfinance Club president

Shayon Moradi

November 18, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the first lunch bell sounded on a Thursday, November 2, students rushed to D202 for the third meeting of MVHS Microfinance club. The officer team gave a presentation on how to make responsible loans to entrepreneurs around the world. In their meeting they discuss which entrepreneur...

Q&A: April Scott

Q&A: April Scott

Shayon Moradi

May 30, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Drilling, hammering, welding — students at MVHS have been listening to the sounds of construction for most of the year. As much of the construction comes close to completion, principal April Scott explains the effects that the completion of the new building will have on the classroom locations ...

Restaurant Roulette: Pho Hoa

Restaurant Roulette: Pho Hoa

Shayon Moradi

May 7, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Food, Restaurant Roulette

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around the area and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose our food for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme by going to Pho Hoa, located on South De Anza Boulevard.     Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Price Rating: 8...

Current events in the classroom

Current events in the classroom

Shayon Moradi

April 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs

Fear, protest and anger are only some of the reactions people have experienced when thinking about this year’s election and its outcome. With the slew of emotions associated with Donald Trump and his election the media has had their hands full covering the amount of news created by his actions and...

Joevon Barnes

Joevon Barnes

Shayon Moradi

February 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

With the start of the MVHS wrestling season, new head coach Joevon Barnes has to juggle the responsibilities of coaching both the MVHS and Homestead HS wrestling program. With their wrestling program about to shut down, HHS reached out to Barnes  this year in an effort to save the program. Barnes accepted...

Boys soccer: Team ties in pre-season game against San Benito HS

Boys soccer: Team ties in pre-season game against San Benito HS

Shayon Moradi

December 13, 2016


Filed under Game Reviews, SPORTS

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he sun went down promptly after the first half, and the floodlights came on shortly afterward. There were only 15 people in the stands, some too busy heckling each other to  watch the game. But on the field, the MVHS boys varsity soccer team wanted to make a statement, by winn...