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

Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Dismantling the history behind De Anza’s name

Liz Liu, Kalyani Puthenpurayil, and Lindsey Tang December 2, 2023
Examining opinions on renaming De Anza College due to controversy behind namesake
Junior and outside back Erin Handlesman arches her leg back to take a powerful shot at the soccer ball downfield.

Girls soccer ties The King’s Academy 0-0

Daphne Huang, Liz Liu, and Stella Petzova December 2, 2023

Varsity Girls Soccer tied with The King’s Academy 0-0 on Thursday, Nov. 30, in its first tournament of the season. MVHS and TKA went back and forth, neither team giving the other an opportunity to take...

Senior Cara Constant winds up to throw the ball to a team member. Photo | Brandon Wang

Changing the game

Ethan Kellogg, Taryn Lam, and Brandon Wang December 1, 2023
Exploring the historical and current state of Reverse
Senior and center attacking mid Pranai Raina shields the ball from an FHS defender. Photo by Ethan Eisler

Boys Soccer loses to Fremont High School 4-1

Ethan Eisler, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

Varsity Boys Soccer fell 4-1 to Fremont High School on Monday, Nov. 27, marking its first loss of the season. FHS scored two goals while the Matadors scored one in the first half — however, FHS scored...

Outside exterior of Peets Coffee shop at Saratoga

Unwrapping seasonal menu items at Peet’s Coffee

Trisha Sannappanavar, Arshiya Sen, and Arushi Singh November 23, 2023

  El Estoque visited the Peet's Coffee establishment in Saratoga to review its latest limited edition holiday flavors.   Peppermint Mocha Black Tie: Size/Price: Small/$5.35, Medium/$5.95,...

Beyond the glimmer

Yixuan (Joyce) Li November 3, 2023

Sitting at a desk, the only light is coming from a computer screen at full brightness and the only sound is coming from an unfamiliar song lost in shuffle play. The gap between idling and taking action...

Beyond the numbers

Sarah Liu, Megha Mummaneni, and Kalyani Puthenpurayil November 3, 2023
Schools should not be ranked solely by their academic achievements
Kaiser Permanente workers and members of SEIU-UHW hit strike lines  to protest an understaffing crisis, which was causing low wages and unsafe conditions for patients. Photo courtesy of SEIU-UHW | Used with permission

Strike out

Alyssa Yang, News editor November 3, 2023
Historic Kaiser Permanente strike reflects national healthcare understaffing crisis

In the face of climate change

Crystal Cheng and Sarah Liu November 3, 2023
Examining the duality of the role of hope in the climate change movement
A collection of children fictional books including Dork Diaries, Big Red and My Weird School books

Tomorrow’s readers

Trisha Sannappanavar November 2, 2023

Every night during her early years of parenthood, avid Saratoga library patron Farin Soroushi would cozy up with her son, who was less than a year old at the time, with a picture book in her hand for him...

Hoping for success

Ethan Kellogg, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

At MVHS, students are surrounded by success stories, varying from students getting into Harvard to becoming the CEO of a company. In sophomore Megan Yang’s opinion, success stories can be a way to ground...

DIY diagnoses

DIY diagnoses

Niveda Hari November 2, 2023

After COVID-19, mental health awareness has skyrocketed due to the increase in mental health issues. This is one of many changes we’ve seen post-lockdown. But the supposed “fix” that mental health...

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