The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Whether used personally or observed, the use of dark humor allows for individuals to laugh and make light of traumatic events, which in return releases endorphins that can lead to improved mental health.

When does dark humor become too dark?

Ananya Chaudhary March 20, 2023

The long-running animated series South Park is known for its satirical takes on current events, social issues and pop culture. However, due to its use of dark humor, the show has been the subject of controversy...

Junior Rahul Pothineni passes the ball to a teammate.

Boys Volleyball loses to The Harker School in its first home game of the season

Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil March 19, 2023
The Matadors tried to hold out to a fifth set but lost after ending the fourth set 25-23
Low Key and Bella Voce join the other MVHS Choirs for the final song of the night, walking offstage to surround the audience.

MVHS Choirs hold Festival Concert

Alyssa Yang March 19, 2023
Esperanza, Low Key, Bella Voce and Variations perform in preparation for their concert at Gilroy Sings
Aftermath of the storm reveals a fallen oak tree in the MVHS Rally Court.

BREAKING: Power outage sends MVHS students home early

Lauren Chuu March 14, 2023
Students and staff released early following severe weather conditions and power outage
Activists congregated at the San Jose City Hall on June 25 to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Photo | Anna Jerolimov

Rising up for Roe

Sonia Verma and Lillian Wang March 1, 2023
Student activists recount their involvement in abortion rights activism
The players jump up in excitement as their teammate scores a three-pointer towards the end of the final quarter.

Varsity Boys Basketball ends historic season losing 78-55 to first-seeded Saint Francis High

Minjae Kang, Vincent Zhao, and Michelle Zheng February 25, 2023
MVHS’s Cinderella run comes to an end in the third round of CCS playoffs
At the end of the fourth quarter, senior Dominic Kellogg walks off the court to celebrate the win with his teammates.

Varsity Boys Basketball wins in second round CCS Playoff game against Gunn High School 66-56

Darpan Singh, Vincent Zhao, and Michelle Zheng February 21, 2023
Varsity Boys Basketball advances to face St. Francis High School in the third round of the CCS Playoffs
2023 CIF Central Coast Section Championships

2023 CIF Central Coast Section Championships

Learn more about the CCS Tournament for the Varsity Girls Basketball, Varsity Boys Basketball and Wrestling
Senior Itai Lavi attempts to score a three-pointer in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.

Varsity Boys Basketball beats Overfelt High School 76-51 in first round of CCS playoffs

Michelle Zheng February 20, 2023
MVHS advances to second round of playoffs against Gunn High School
MVHS students voice their opinions on different aspects of therapy.

Should I get help?

Melody Cui and Sarah Liu February 16, 2023
Examining different opinions on the stigma surrounding therapy
Akiko Chung works in her new office in room D204.

MVHS welcomes therapist Akiko Chung

Krish Dev and Jami Lim February 15, 2023
Passionate school-based therapist joins MVHS’ student assistance team
14 days of love

14 days of love

Follow the daily videos as we explore the various relationships of MVHS pairs and find out who knows the other person better
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