El Estoque

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

A bridge to remember: MVHS walks down memory bridge

Om Khandekar

October 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS, News Multimedia, Student life

Over six years ago, the Don Burnett bicycle-pedestrian bridge opened to the public and finally connected two communities split by the I-280 freeway. Since then, the bridge has only grown in prominence around Cupertino. MVHS math teacher David Greenstein was part of the committee that ultimately decided...

Video/Q&A: Raas members teach basic steps and prepare for tryout process

Video/Q&A: Raas members teach basic steps and prepare for tryout process

Sanjana Murthy

September 27, 2015


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Entertainment featured, Multimedia, Performing Arts, Student life, Video

Raas is one of three Indian dance teams on campus and performs at multiple shows in the Bay Area throughout the year, including Spotlite, held annually at MVHS in May. The all-female dance group is currently in the process of putting together its new team and preparing for the upcoming season. Captains...

Photo gallery: Firsts at the Welcome Back Rally

Photo gallery: Firsts at the Welcome Back Rally

Avni Prasad

August 31, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

he Welcome Back Rally is a rally full of firsts. Class of 2019 watch their first rally unfold not knowing what to expect. Some of the freshmen sit on the bleachers. Class of 2018 walks in the gym with a new found confidence. They know better than to sit on the bleachers. The mistakes they made last ...

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Monta Vista ArtReach crafts an art-based service club

Hannan Waliullah

August 21, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

In a community where academic extracurriculars seems more necessary than recreational, finding a club that combines the highly valued community service with a relaxing, enjoyable activity can be comparable to finding the fountain of youth. So, when the officers of the club MV Stars heard of art and ...

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Sneak Peak of the Battle of the Bands

Anushka Tyagi

April 23, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Student life

Come out to see Monta Vista's Battle of the Bands Friday April 24 during Lunch in the Rally Court. Hover over each of the bands to get a sneak peak. Photo used with permission by Maya Schwarz and Naomi Wang...

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Interact’s Area 12 International Night

Anushka Tyagi

April 13, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Photos by Anushka Tyagi 1 night. 11 performers. Interact's 11th annual International Night consisted of the theme "Home Sweet Home" with 11 talented groups performing in order to raise $90,000 to improve lives of the villagers in Kenya, Africa. The performers came from all around Area 12 and s...

New year, new me (or not)

Vanessa Qin

January 12, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

2014 may have been a wonderful or terrible year, but either way, there’s always room for improvement. We went around and asked a few students about their goals for the upcoming year. Hover over the thumbnails to see what they said! Photos by Justin Kim....

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Beatboxing club members explore techniques together

Malini Ramaiyer

December 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

When Electronics teacher Ted Shinta entered his room at lunch on Nov. 19, a group of students had already trickled in. Having made F108 their usual hangout, they played computer games, ate their lunch and discussed the meaning of Forrest Gump. On this Wednesday lunch, three additional students waited...

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

La Pluma Coffeehouse allows students to kick back and relax

Varsha Venkat

April 8, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia, Music, Student life

  How often do you get to hear a musician with a Spanish guitar at school, poetry readings and breakdancers perform on the same stage? La Pluma Coffeehouse had all that and more. In an attempt to recreate coffee shop vibes at MVHS, the school’s literary publication La Pluma hosted its ann...

QUIZ: Are you ready for spotlight?

Rochish Ambati

March 16, 2014


Filed under Briefs, ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

[slickquiz id=12] The first round of tryouts of the Indian American Student Association’s annual Spotlight was held on Feb. 15th, the following groups returned on March 15th to continue the path to the spotlight. Dance Acts: Navya Annam's Sophomore Group (Navya Annam, Shivangi Sharma...

Sophomore Ally Tsvinev prepares to compete in South Bay Idol

Rochish Ambati

February 7, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Performing Arts, Student life

[youtube link="http://youtu.be/-to-P2M_u4U" width="590" height="315"] Video used with permission by Ally Tsvinev El Estoque: How did your life shape you to be a singer? Ally Tsvinev: My dad was very musical because he would perform all the time in front of people with people he lived near and ...

Superheroes vs. Supervillains Rally Week Dress-up Day 1: Pajama Day

Superheroes vs. Supervillains Rally Week Dress-up Day 1: Pajama Day

Colin Kim

January 22, 2014


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Student life

Students participate in Pajama Day as they dream about their superpowers. Read More »...