El Estoque

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Monta Vista Robotics Team recovers after having their robot stolen

Nathan Stevens

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Monta Vista Robotics Team was in high spirits as they boarded the airplane for their competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. With a truck full of tools and the robot that they had worked on tirelessly for months, they checked into their hotels and did some brief preparation for the next two days of co...

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Boys soccer: Team suffers 2-3 loss against Saratoga HS

Karen Ma

February 17, 2018


Filed under Boys Soccer, Game Reviews, SPORTS, Winter Sports

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Feb. 11, the  MVHS boys soccer team played their second to last home game against Saratoga HS. Although the Matadors started off with a lack of coordination, the team soon pulled together, with senior Takeshi Ueno scoring within the first few minutes. The team started connecting pas...

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Monta Vista Robotics Team: Kickoff of the competition season

Emily Xia

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]econd semester has begun, and while many students are still re-adjusting to their classes and workload, the members of the Monta Vista Robotics Team, or MVRT, are gathered together, working diligently towards having a successful kickoff to their competition season. The kickoff started ...

Developing success

Developing success

Karen Ma

December 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Soccer, From the magazine, SPORTS

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s the first game of the 2017-18 varsity boys soccer season. As players take the field, ready to put their practice to play, new varsity coach Todd Kimble observes from the sidelines. This year, however, fans and the players on the bench aren’t the only ones watching. Six ...

Three MVHS students make it to semifinal round of Siemens competition

Three MVHS students make it to semifinal round of Siemens competition

Jasmine Lee

November 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Siemen Competition, a prestigious science-based competition is well-known for many students, interested in the field of science research. Recently, two MVHS students, junior Anika Cheerla and sophomore Iris Xia, have become this year’s Siemens semifinalists. In addition, senior Arjun Subramonian has...

MVHS Raas becomes a club

MVHS Raas becomes a club

Chetana Ramaiyer

October 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Making sure that they have all their gear — speakers, costumes and their dandiyas, the captains of MVHS Raas wake up and get ready for the day. Throughout the day, they practice and run through rehearsals. After a long and exhausting day, they pack up their cars full of the equipment they hauled ov...

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Baseball: Team dominates Cupertino HS in 8-4 win

Michelle Wong

March 30, 2017


Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Spring Sports

On March 21, tensions were high as the Matadors finally faced their long-anticipated opponent, Cupertino HS. After their win against Lynbrook HS on March 16, MVHS awaited their game against their rival CHS, which the team believed would be a much more difficult opponent. What began as a strong start by...

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Speech and Debate holds practice time for upcoming tournaments

Devika Watave

March 9, 2017


Filed under Briefs

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile most students were traveling or hanging out with their friends over February break, members of the MVHS Speech and Debate club were preparing for various upcoming competitions such as the CHSSA State Qualifier and NSDA National Qualifier tournaments. On Friday, Feb. 24, all three d...

Seasons of success

Seasons of success

Karen Ma

March 8, 2017


Filed under Badminton, Briefs, SPORTS, Sports Features, Spring Sports

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very season for the past 18 years, MVHS’ varsity badminton team has played and won the top division. Every year before the spring season, the MVHS Badminton Club hosts open gyms at least once a week in the field house for badminton enthusiasts to play and for team members to pu...

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Dance team holds annual tryouts

Ilena Peng

April 8, 2016


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ach year, the Marquesas hold tryouts to determine their award-winning team. On April 7 those tryouts were held in the MVHS dance room. Amongst the newcomers, there were also seasoned veterans who are required to go through the audition process. Every member of the dance team must...

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Defining spirit: Floundering about at quad decs

Kristin Chang

September 25, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Uncategorized

[dropcap]Q[/dropcap]uad Decs affect Homecoming results more than any other category, even surpassing rally results. Still, according to a recent El Estoque survey of 101 respondents, approximately 63 percent of students have never attended. Quad Decs, like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or New York’s...

Breaking out in bhangra

Breaking out in bhangra

Rachel Lu

September 12, 2011


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT

Bhangra is a form of Indian folk dance that often incorporates upbeat and modern music.