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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh, Sports Editor

Anjali is currently a senior and a sports editor on El Estoque. She enjoys playing piano and spends a lot of time on Spotify listening to music. Anjali is passionate about journalism, social justice issues and she loves to travel — one day, she hopes to visit all the wonders of the world.

All content by Anjali Singh
Snapshots

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021

Snapshots

Seniors share impactful people, moments, and lessons learned from high school
May 23, 2021
The Class of 2021

The Class of 2021

Seniors reflect back on their high school experiences
May 23, 2021
Civil Air Patrol cadets stand in front of a SR-71 jet at California Wings Aerospace Education STEM Academy, where cadets from across the state spend a week on Edwards Air Force Base and learn about STEM concepts through tours, hands-on labs and more.

MVHS students take off through Civil Air Patrol

Students part of the organization share memorable experiences and life lessons
April 27, 2021
Senior Allison Leung and her teammate MVHS alumna 18 Demetra Williams practice their dives at MVHS pool.

Women in sports

Exploring the experiences of women in sports in honor of Women's History Month
March 30, 2021
MVHS Cross Country competes in its first meet this season on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Cross Country: MVHS competes in its first meet of the season

Varsity Girls finished sixth and Varsity Boys finished seventh in the league
February 23, 2021
The Girls Golf team members poses in their uniforms last season.

Girls Golf: MVHS competes against Lynbrook for its first game of the season

MVHS loses to Lynbrook 204 to 229
February 23, 2021

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 3: Eugene Yoon

Exploring senior Eugene Yoon’s journey with swim and how the team is conducting its in-person season
February 19, 2021
MVHS alumnae 18 Mikaela Lee competes at a kung fu tournament

Martial Arts

MVHS students participate in judo, karate, kung fu and taekwondo
February 7, 2021
Lu and Zhou pose with their paperback versions of Tempo. A collection of these photos were posted on both Lu and Zhous Instagrams to promote the book.

Tempo: Two teenagers’ perspectives on the pace of life

Seniors Jasmine Lu and Alice Zhou release a collection of poetry and literary pieces on mental health and young adulthood
January 5, 2021

Real Talk with Athletes Ep. 2: Evelyn Lai

Exploring senior Evelyn Lai’s journey with color guard and how the team has adjusted to COVID-19
December 21, 2020
The male runners on the Cross Country Team maintain social distancing and wear masks during their drills at Stevens Canyon near the reservoir. The team often runs there for “maintenance” days to get extra mileage.

Socially distant sports

The Cross Country, Water Polo and Color Guard teams adjust their practices due to COVID-19
December 16, 2020
Local teams fans

Local teams’ fans

Students and fans share their connections to local Bay Area sports teams
November 1, 2020
Tang poses for a photo with Curry at Warriors Basketball Camp surrounded by various championship and MVP trophies.

Strength in numbers

Students recount their experiences as fans of the Golden State Warriors
November 1, 2020
The cover of the second edition of Le Canard designed by senior Victor Li.

Le Canard

Student-run French Magazine aims to spread information about French Culture
October 1, 2020
The Cross Country team runs laps around the track, while being socially distant and wearing masks.

Athletic conditioning

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on team conditioning
September 24, 2020
2020 NBA Finals predictions

2020 NBA Finals predictions

MVHS students give their hopes for the top teams in the NBA finals
September 12, 2020
A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

A Discourse: Black Lives Matter at FUHSD

Community discusses the impacts of the movement in local schools
July 25, 2020
The promotion photo for the concert. Photo from @studentcovidreliefconcert on Instagram

Student-run COVID-19 Relief Fund Concert

MVHS students organize a concert to fundraise for Feeding America
July 24, 2020
MV Sports Medicine Club at the Stanford ATR. Photo from @mvsports_medicine

Looking back at MV Sports Medicine Club for the 2019-2020 school year

Officers of the club reminisce on memories from this year and make plans for the future
May 21, 2020
Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors

Boys Volleyball: Class of 2020 Seniors

The class of 2020 reflects on their time playing MVHS volleyball
May 1, 2020
COVID-19 news coverage

COVID-19 news coverage

In-depth coverage of COVID-19 at every level
April 13, 2020
Spotifys logo or otherwise known as my favorite application to see on my laptop or phone.

My story with Spotify

How Spotify has impacted my friendships and overall personality
April 9, 2020
Face masks are among the PPE items in need.

COVID-19 creates resource shortages for healthcare workers and community members

Stanford and West Valley Community Services provide for those in need of assistance
April 6, 2020
50 Questions with Robbie Hoffman

50 Questions with Robbie Hoffman

In the ninth installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Robbie Hoffman 50 questions in his classroom
March 14, 2020
Following Lin was senior Bianca Youngyouth, who was dressed in the special senior tie-dye shirt and a pool float.

MVHS Swim: The Matadors host their annual senior night ceremony despite COVID-19 cancellations

With a planned meet against Los Gatos, the team had carried on with just the ceremony to highlight the 13 seniors on the team
March 13, 2020
Class Clowns

Class Clowns

Students and faculty share their experiences being or dealing with class clowns
March 13, 2020
Whats MVHS laughing at

What’s MVHS laughing at

Exploring the various sources of humor at MVHS
March 13, 2020
The MV Speech Team pose at the end of the CFL state qualifiers tournament.

Record number of MV Speech students qualify for States

Eight members from the team place in its annual state qualifying tournament at Leland High School
March 9, 2020
Actors, hosts and skit directors clap for those who operated the lighting as MV SNL 2020 comes to an end.

Scenes from the MVHS Saturday Night Live 2020

A photo gallery of the various comedic acts
February 16, 2020
Photo by Anish Vasudevan

Remembering Kobe Bryant

MVHS reacts to the death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant
February 10, 2020
Junior Samiksha Rao attempts to bypass a WHS defender in the first half of the match despite their intense offensive plays. Junior Shriya Kaushik takes note on WHS playing strategies during todays match especially. WHS had a few really strong players that had a lot of muscle, they were very aggressive, and they were very technical, especially the midfielder, Kaushik said. But we were able to shut her down easily when we worked together as a team. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Soccer: The Lady Mats secure their fourth league victory against Wilcox HS

After an intense match, the Matadors gain their sixth overall win with a final score of 4-2
February 7, 2020
Binge-watching on Netflix

Binge-watching on Netflix

Students and faculty share their opinions about binge-watching shows
February 7, 2020
MVHS through Netflix

MVHS through Netflix

Exploring Netflix's presence in the MVHS community and the impact of its changes over time
February 7, 2020
Kobes Dear Basketball poem // Photo from Ogene African

Dear Kobe

For Kobe
January 31, 2020
The movie banner for the newest film, The Rise of Skywalker.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ elicits mixed reviews

MVHS students and faculty share their opinions on last film of an iconic series
January 19, 2020
Speech and Debate Clubs SCU Tournament

Speech and Debate Club’s SCU Tournament

MVSD competes in annual league tournament at Santa Clara University
January 8, 2020
In a painting by Sophie Ye, a pair of geese fly above a river.

Stories of our art

A look at the visual artists of MVHS
December 17, 2019
Wei (top right) poses with his club team holding a get well soon poster after one of his teammates broke his wrist during a game.// Used with permission from Rick Wei.

The Power of Sports

How different athletes benefit mentally when playing a sport
December 3, 2019
Coming up short

Coming up short

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community attempt to overcome different types of defeats in their athletic career and team season
November 16, 2019
Sophomore Marcella Fowlkes prepares to bat. Photo used with the permission of Marcella Fowlkes

Left-Handed Athletes

How being left-handed affects athletes in their athletic career
November 5, 2019
MVHS girls waterpolo seniors pose for a photo after the game ended.

Girls Water Polo: The Matadors fall to Santa Clara HS on their senior night

MVHS loses their home league game 20-1
October 21, 2019
Junior Arya Das smiles while listening to junior Elene Pilpanis accusation during their confession round.

Speech Club’s October Social

Members bond through playing the murder mystery game Ravenwood Masquerade Mystery
October 18, 2019
Eat, pray, jam

Eat, pray, jam

Exploring how different members of the MVHS athletic community prepare for games and practices
October 17, 2019
Students in the Athletic Senate

Students in the Athletic Senate

Members of the Student Athletic Senate discuss their role in improving the MVHS athletic community
September 20, 2019
Leaders on the field

Leaders on the field

Exploring different leadership roles held in the sports community
September 20, 2019
Freshman Miranda Shakouri bumps a ball early in the first set. Photo by Collin Qian

Girls Volleyball: The Matadors lose to Palo Alto HS 3-1 in league play

MVHS loses their first home league game of the season.
September 18, 2019

Cross Country team’s Watermelon Run

Runners kickstart their 2019 season with an annual two and a half mile run
September 1, 2019
MV cheer presents their routines at James Logan High School for feedback from the judges to gain experience. Photos by Roshan Fernandez, Akshara Majjiga and Om Khandekar

The disappearance of the Monta Vista Cheer Team

Students react to the Yell Team as a replacement for MV Cheer
August 30, 2019
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