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

Matadors in Focus: Clara Takahashi

Matadors in Focus: Clara Takahashi

Mira Wagner October 17, 2022

Following an argument with friends, senior Clara Takahashi turns on her favorite playlist as she drives along a familiar route. Driving for Takahashi offers a relief and an opportunity for her to think...

Senior Aneesha Sinha has been dancing since she was six years old.

Matadors in Focus: Aneesha Sinha

Kathryn Foo October 17, 2022

Senior Aneesha Sinha lives to dance. Starting her journey at six years old, Sinha grew up in the studio, beginning recreational until she eventually progressed to competitively dancing. Going into...

Matadors in Focus: Annika Polavarapu

Matadors in Focus: Annika Polavarapu

Yash Thapliyal October 17, 2022

Senior Annika Polavarapu’s favorite thing to do in her free time is to play different musical instruments. As a student accompanist for the MVHS choir, Polavarapu spends a lot of her time learning...

Matadors in Focus: Prerit Marwaha

Matadors in Focus: Prerit Marwaha

Gauri Manoj October 17, 2022

Every day, senior Prerit Marwaha wakes up, grabs a pen and a journal and writes the day’s date on the top. Dubbed his “gratitude journal,” the book is filled with daily items and ideas that he...

Matadors in Focus: Alex Lee

Matadors in Focus: Alex Lee

Aashi Venkat October 17, 2022

Senior and Varsity Football player Alex Lee’s interest in football began in fifth grade, when he first began watching the sport. However, due to being homeschooled until high school, Lee only started...

Senior Aakash Kumar poses in a computer science classroom. Photo by Aashi Venkat

Matadors in Focus: Aakash Kumar

Aashi Venkat October 17, 2022

Senior Aakash Kumar’s interest in computer science dates back to when he was in fourth grade. As he has grown older, his interest in the field has only grown, with Kumar even publishing a research...

Senior Ting Chang poses with her skateboard.

Matadors in Focus: Ting Chang

Angela Zhang October 9, 2022

With the wind blowing through her hair, senior Ting Chang skateboards down a hill. Her appreciation of nature and the thrill of skating fast inspires her to continue skateboarding recreationally. Although...

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