El Estoque

Key Club’s annual baby blanket making event

Shivani Gupta and Tina Low

December 3, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

On Saturday, Nov. 17, approximately 50 members from Division 34 South’s Key Club gathered in the staff lounge at Fremont High School (FHS) from 2 to 5 p.m. for their monthly Division Council Meeting (DCM). This division of Key Club includes the high schools Monta Vista, Fremont, Cupertino, Gunn,...

Interact Club connects students

FLC 2018

Shivani Gupta, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Student life

On Oct. 14, 2018, Interact Club’s Fall Leadership Conference, or FLC, took place at Independence HS. Around 4,000 members of the club from District 5170 – which consists of 13 areas, Monta Vista being Area 12 – attended to participate in activities like Area cheers, leadership workshops and more....

A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation

A look at Leadership’s Homecoming Preparation

Tabitha Mendez

September 28, 2018


Filed under Student life

With Homecoming approaching soon, less than two weeks away, the leadership class of 2018-2019 is working to make sure this year’s Homecoming week, dance, game and rally runs well. With each day of Homecoming week filled with different games and events, there is a lot of planning and smooth exec...

Picturing the future

Picturing the future

Sarah Young, Graphic's Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Student life

With the school year in full swing, Photography Club is making efforts to draw in more club members and have consistent attendance. The president, senior Pallavi Komma, wants to make this year better than the last by adding more photo booths and contests. Senior and head of PR Caleb Siow and co-adviser...

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Stripped down: fast fashion’s impact

Sara Entezar, Design Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Fashion, Lifestyle, Student life

With a seemingly endless cycle of what’s considered ‘fashionable,’ the demand for new trends is at an all time high, McKinsey&Company studies. With high-waisted short after off-shoulder top after fishnet tights, clothing industries are pressured to formulate a method to accommodate demands at a r...

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Highlights of the 2018 Welcome Back Rally

Hannah Lee

September 1, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Relive the first rally of the year

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Scootering back into fashion: The rise of scooters on the MVHS campus

Rucha Soman

January 22, 2018


Filed under Culture, ENTERTAINMENT, Lifestyle, Student life

tanding on the edge of a 20-foot-bowl at Santa Clara's Cabrillo skate park, sophomore Joseph Balje shifted his feet on his skateboard, getting ready for the drop-in. But as he pushed off, something didn't feel right. Instead of landing the trick, he landed on his face -- causing two chipped teeth, a ...

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Highlights from the SNL Auditions

Himani Yalamaddi

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, ENTERTAINMENT, Performing Arts, Student life, Theater

Students gather in the auditorium and a mix of nervousness and excitement fills the air. Confidence radiates off of those that have participated before, whereas the new people gather together in anticipation and reassure one another that there was nothing to worry about. Last week, on Jan. 4, MVHS’...

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Making rose apples with senior Sabrina Hung

Himani Yalamaddi

December 13, 2017


Filed under D.I.Y, ENTERTAINMENT, Food, From the magazine, Student life

Senior Sabrina Hung has been baking for years, so when she received the opportunity to participate in a program at the Culinary institute of America in New York City over this summer, she was thrilled. Though she didn't particularly enjoy making pastries before attending the program, she gained a newfound...

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Halloween Costume Contest 2017

Hannah Lee

November 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

tudents gathered in the rally court on October 31 to watch others show off their costumes in the annual costume contest. A variety of creative costumes, such as the La Croix Boys, were displayed and judged by Junior Bernice Lin and Senior Kavin Sivakumar, members of the MVHS Fashion Club. Check out the pho...

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming rally

Michelle Wong

October 13, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Additional reporting by Hannah Lee, Shayon Moradi, Ilena Peng and Sharjeel Rahman Although the Homecoming football was canceled due to the poor air conditions, MVHS still demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm by participating in the rally. Students showed their upbeat performances that had the c...