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

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Taking a look at the results of the fall season
Kathryn Foo
December 6, 2022
Senior Emi Kosakura searches for an opening to pass the ball over her opponents.

Girls Basketball beats Branham High School 59-54

Matadors remain focused and calm throughout a close second half
Senior Diya Balakrishnan dribbles the ball around a BHS defender during the second half to advance up the field. Photo by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Girls Soccer loses to Branham High School 1-0 in its first home game

Matadors attribute defeat to communication and incomplete passes
Lauren Chuu and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
November 25, 2022
Senior Color Guard Member Katherine Chui takes her final stance at the end of the closer.

Marching Band and Color Guard shine at Tournament of Champions

Marching Band and Color Guard take first place in their division at their final competition of the season despite technical difficulties
Darpan Singh and Vincent Zhao
November 23, 2022
Sophomore Clara Fan protects the ball from an SCHS defender as she attempts to score points in the third quarter. Photo by Manas Kottakota

Varsity Girls Basketball defeats Santa Clara 51-33 to kick off the season

Matadors win the sportsmanship game, the first game of the season
Jason Chu, Manas Kottakota, and Michelle Zheng
November 19, 2022
Who cheers for Cheer?

Who cheers for Cheer?

The cheer team describe their relationship with the football team and the community
Gauri Manoj and Vincent Zhao
November 17, 2022
Women who play video games become a target for verbal attacks.

The Virtual Glass Ceiling

Examining the repercussions of women playing video games
Melody Cui and Kathryn Foo
November 16, 2022
Pushing through the pain

Pushing through the pain

Aidan Ruan, Staff Writer
November 16, 2022
Graphic by Kalyani Puthenpurayil

Playing the period game

Athletes explain the impact of menstruation on their sports
Jami Lim and Kalyani Puthenpurayil
November 12, 2022
Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Analyzing how coaches change their coaching style depending on the age of their students
Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj
November 11, 2022
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
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