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

Anish Vasudevan

Anish Vasudevan, Co-editor-in-chief

Anish Vasudevan is currently a senior and co-editor-in-chief for El Estoque. He is a wide receiver and cornerback for the MVHS football team and enjoys playing recreational basketball with his friends. In his free time he watches ESPN and dreams of being a sports journalist someday.

All content by Anish Vasudevan
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The NFL is dumb

The league is failing to take care of its most valuable players
May 13, 2020
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: 2020 NFL Draft

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the 2020 NFL draft
April 29, 2020
Introversion and Extraversion

Introversion and Extraversion

Exploring the different aspects of introversion and extraversion in high school.
April 10, 2020
Technology not so much to the rescue

Technology not so much to the rescue

How extroverts are dealing with the COVID-19 shelter-in-place
April 10, 2020
Technology not so much to the rescue

Technology not so much to the rescue

How extroverts are dealing with the COVID-19 shelter-in-place
April 10, 2020
Lowering the primary voting age

Lowering the primary voting age

Why 17 year olds should be able to vote in primaries nationwide
April 4, 2020
Childish Gambinos newest cover for album 3.15.20.

‘3.15.20’ review: Exploring Childish Gambino’s last album

Childish Gambino delivers somewhat dull final studio album
March 27, 2020
The reasons behind toxic masculinity according to the New York Times article What Is Toxic Masculinity?. Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

Ending toxic masculinity

How we can change a negative concept ingrained in our culture
March 27, 2020
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: NFL Free Agency 2020

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the first week of NFL Free Agency
March 20, 2020
Unhomely Fandoms

Unhomely Fandoms

March 11, 2020

Kamyar and Anish on the streets: Super Bowl 54 recap

Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan interview 49er's fans about the team's Super Bowl loss
March 11, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Breakfast with veterans

The American Studies class holds its annual event with war veterans
March 10, 2020
Senior Daniel Chang and junior Brandon Ng successfully block a spike by a Lynbrook HS player. The duo amounted for multiple blocks during the game.

Boys volleyball: MVHS takes commanding win against Lynbrook HS

The Matadors beat LHS in straight sets in its first home game of the season
March 3, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Remembering Kobe Bryant

MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 10, 2020

MVHS students react to Kobe Bryant’s death

Students react to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 8, 2020
A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl recap

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan analyze the result of Super Bowl 54
February 8, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Ball in the family

Sisters Emi and Kelli Kosakura share the girls varsity basketball court
February 7, 2020
Illustration by Anish Vasudevan

A & K Podcast: R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan discuss the passing of Kobe Bryant
February 4, 2020
A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

A & K Podcast: Super Bowl preview

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down what to expect in the Super Bowl
January 29, 2020
Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

Sports dynasties: The rise and fall

At times, an athlete must come to terms with their team’s dynasty coming to an end, while others face the pressure of trying to maintain the legacy their predecessors had left behind.
January 28, 2020
Maintaining the golden standard

Maintaining the golden standard

Boys volleyball dominated the sport’s landscape over the last two years
January 28, 2020
Freshman forward Diya Balakrishnan peers over her shoulder at the oncoming defender in order to anticipate her next move so that she maintains possession of the ball against Milpitas HS.

Girls soccer: MVHS draws against Milpitas HS 0-0

In its fourth league matchup of the season, MVHS ties against Milpitas HS
January 26, 2020
A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs conference championships

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the conference championships in the NFL playoffs
January 16, 2020
Switching Sides

Switching Sides

Exploring how certain MVHS athletes handle playing different sports
January 10, 2020
A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

A & K Podcast: NFL playoffs divisional round

El Estoque staff members Kamyar Moradi and Anish Vasudevan break down the divisional round of the NFL playoffs
January 10, 2020
A familiar face

A familiar face

DJ Kobza returns to coach MVHS boys basketball
December 19, 2019
Senior Jaimie Chan tries to shield the ball against a VCHS player.

Girls soccer: Matadors draw against Valley Christian HS 0-0

MVHS ties against Valley Christian HS in second preseason game
December 4, 2019
MVHS football senior class of 2020. Photo | Anish Vasudevan

Dear football,

The lessons I learned from “the game of life”
December 2, 2019
Photo illustration | Zara Iqbal

Inkbox

The recent rise in popularity of semi-permanent tattoos
November 23, 2019
Our cultures in food

Our cultures in food

Exploring the cultural significance of Asian food and its representation in America
November 22, 2019
Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

West’s newest gospel-inspired project shows a transformation of his work
November 4, 2019
Nintendo releases a mobile version of Mario Kart.

The resurgence of Mario Kart

Nintendo releases a mobile version of Mario Kart
October 25, 2019
Junior Priscilla Tom kicks her leg into a tilt.

Being Priscilla

Delving into junior Priscilla Tom’s dance career
October 23, 2019
The Class of 2020 performs one of their dances for their skit.

Homecoming 2019: Behind the scenes

A backstage exploration into the preparations of each class
October 22, 2019
The Class of 2021 performs their first dance of the skit with girls dressed as The Fireside Girls from Phineas and Ferb.

Homecoming Skits 2019

Cartoon themes emerge through class skits during Homecoming week
October 15, 2019
Travis Scott:  the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Travis Scott: the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Rapper Travis Scott improves from previous work with new single “Highest in the Room”
October 10, 2019
Photo illustration by Anish Vasudevan.

Only ears

Why podcasts have become a staple source of entertainment for the MVHS community
September 28, 2019
Photo by Ankit Gupta.

Running out of time

A football player’s opinion on the declining numbers of MVHS football and the temporary loss of the junior varsity team
September 28, 2019
Typical VSCO girls dawn bracelets and scrunchies on their hand which are related to other parts of their lives. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

The rise of VSCO girls

How a new fashion trend from TikTok has made its way into MVHS
September 27, 2019
A group of employees play video games while being filmed.

Behind the controller

How students and faculty at MVHS use and perceive video games​
September 23, 2019
Photo illustration by Anish Vasudevan.

MVHS community’s podcast picks

Members of MVHS share their favorite podcasts
September 23, 2019
Construction vehicles crowd McClellan Road due to bike lane construction. Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Construction delays on McClellan

Unexpected underground utilities issues push back bike lane completion date
August 30, 2019
Puppy Profile

Puppy Profile

How MVHS students and teachers view Instagram accounts for dogs
May 24, 2019
To fight or not to fight

To fight or not to fight

Exploring combat sports culture in the Bay Area, and its effect on MVHS students and faculty
May 24, 2019
Buying Local

Buying Local

Exploring local businesses in Cupertino
May 22, 2019
Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

Neverending Lists: MVHS students talk about their buckets lists

MVHS students discuss their goals for the summer and before graduation
May 22, 2019
Madness in March: Sports Analytics Club’s bracket competition

Madness in March: Sports Analytics Club’s bracket competition

Sports Analytics Club conducts its first March Madness competition at MVHS
April 12, 2019
The veteran talk

The veteran talk

American studies project features veteran interviews
April 11, 2019
Playing with style

Playing with style

How the sporting landscape has embraced sneaker culture at MVHS
April 10, 2019
Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

Softball: MVHS loses to Gunn HS in second home game of the season

MVHS struggles to come back against Gunn HS ultimately losing 8-4
April 7, 2019
Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

Boys volleyball: MVHS beats Saratoga HS in straight sets

MVHS claims win after devastating loss against SHS last season
March 25, 2019
Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

Boys volleyball: MVHS glides past Lynbrook HS in first home game

MVHS wins in straight sets after returning from San Diego tournament
March 18, 2019
Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

Talking trash: How MVHS players and spectators influence gameplay

What happens on the court is completely up to players themselves. But, spectators enjoy impacting the play through distractions and chants
March 13, 2019
Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night

Girls soccer: MVHS falls to WHS on Senior Night

Matadors lose 1-4 to WHS in the last home game of the season
February 27, 2019
Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS

Boys Soccer: MVHS loses in narrow Senior Night matchup against Cupertino HS

Matadors lose 1-0 to Cupertino HS in last home game of the season
February 12, 2019
Senior Jessica Ji drives to the basket against a LAHS player. The team was able to use their quickness throughout the game in order to succeed on the offensive side. Photo by Anish Vasudevan.

Basketball: Matadors fall to Los Altos HS and Wilcox HS in aggressive back-to-back matchups

Basketball teams struggle in last home quad game of the season
February 7, 2019
A league above the rest

A league above the rest

After a stellar 2017-18 season MVHS wrestling is facing new challenges competing in a higher division
February 6, 2019
Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

Boys basketball: MVHS beats Lynbrook HS in the Battle for De Anza Boulevard

The Matadors dominate in quad match against Lynbrook HS in 66-57 win
January 28, 2019
Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Girls soccer: MVHS loses in tight match against Milpitas HS

Matadors fall in rough game by a score of 2-1
January 14, 2019
MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

MVHS basketball teams lose intense matchups against Lynbrook HS

Girls and boys basketball lose in first league games of the season
January 11, 2019
Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Girls Soccer: MVHS edge out Branham HS in low scoring game

Matadors defeat BHS 1-0 in their first home game of the season
December 3, 2018
Members of the girls XC team start their race in the CCS championship which took place in Salinas, California. Photo used courtesy of Monta Vista X-Country & Track/Fields.

Cross Country: Girls team wins CCS championship at Salinas

Girls XC enjoys win after falling short last year
December 1, 2018
Creed 2 movie poster. Photo taken without permission from IMBD.

‘Creed 2’ review: An outstanding continuation of the ‘Rocky’ franchise

With a unique plotline and the introduction of new characters, this sequel surpassed the original
November 27, 2018
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