El Estoque

Graphic by Matthew Yoshimoto
Meet your officers
Introducing the 2021-22 ASB and class officers
May 10, 2021
How to prevent and react to violence
How to prevent and react to violence
April 27, 2021
Students Fight Back webinar teaches verbal and physical self defense strategies
Former police officer from Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, is escorted from the trial hall where he was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin found guilty for the murder of George Floyd
April 20, 2021
Police officer charged with manslaughter and third degree murder in the case of George Floyd
A graph depicting the number of National Merit Semifinalists at MVHS from 2015 to 2021.
All 63 2020 National Merit semifinalists at MVHS qualify to be finalists
April 5, 2021
Examining the statistics of the National Merit Scholarship Program
Freshman Jennifer Long and her mother Catherine visit a water park in China when Long was three years old.
Appreciating Mom
Students reminisce about memories with their mothers
May 9, 2021
50 Questions with Mark Carpenter
50 Questions with Mark Carpenter
May 8, 2021

Inspired by Vogue’s video series “73 Questions,”...

Do not be afraid
Do not be afraid
May 5, 2021

During our freshman year, junior Bhuvan Balagar and...

Isak Westelius in Sweden.
Students experience spring fever at MVHS
May 4, 2021

Freshman Crystal Cheng recalls first experiencing the...

A screenshot of a FaceTime call with my dad while he was quarantining in his room.
My dad got COVID
My experiences living with a family member with COVID-19
May 6, 2021
My brother and I at a cruise ship photoshoot in 2009. Photo courtesy of Gauri Manoj | Used with Permission
Dear Sid
May 4, 2021
How my friendship with my older brother shaped me into who I am today
Losing memories to mindlessness
Losing memories to mindlessness
May 4, 2021
Considering the importance of the lessons I’ve learned during the pandemic
Reflecting on an abnormal senior year and our hopes for an in-person graduation
Dear Class of 2021
April 29, 2021
Reflecting on an abnormal senior year and our hopes for an in-person graduation
Chelsea fans protest against the creation of the European Super League
European Super League: 48 hours of failure
MVHS soccer players share their thoughts on the European Super League
May 8, 2021

Freshman Catherine Yao pitches a curveball during the sixth inning. Photo by Nika Zamani
Girls Softball: MVHS loses to Saratoga HS 9-5
May 4, 2021
After six innings of neck and neck gameplay, MVHS falls to SHS due to their lack of focus in the final inning
Monta Vista defends against Homestead
Girls Basketball: Monta Vista loses to Homestead 43-35
May 2, 2021
Varsity loses its fifth game of the season
Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS
Warming up: Reopening sports at MVHS
April 1, 2021
Examining how athletes, coaches and administration have adapted to the pandemic
Exploring philosophies students and teachers began following due to the pandemic
Quarantine mottos to live by
Exploring philosophies students and teachers began following due to the pandemic
May 9, 2021
Junior Ronit Avalani and Sophomore Jiya Singh acts as Alice Walker and Jimmy Ray Dobbs
MV Drama’s virtual spring musical
May 8, 2021
Reviewing the spring production of “Bright Star”
The Bad Batch with Omega | Photo courtesy of Disney
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ proves a captivating spinoff to ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
May 7, 2021
The 70 minute premiere revamps what could have been its predecessor’s eighth season
The front cash register area of Matcha Love located in San Jose, Calif.
Dessert Detectives: Matcha Love
May 7, 2021
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste