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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

Arjun Dhruv

Arjun Dhruv, Sports Editor

Arjun is currently a junior and a sports editor for El Estoque. In his free time, he enjoys watching TV Shows and playing/watching sports with his friends.

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Seniors Yanwei Zhou, Ekom Mann, Anika Manjesh and Darya Pereverzeva (left to right) pose together while Coach Andrew Pappas stands proudly behind them.

Teamed-up takedowns

The MVHS Wrestling Team finds strength in teamwork in a primarily solo sport
Shannon Yu and Arjun Dhruv
January 28, 2024
Senior Niku Sedarat prepares to pass the ball to a teammate.

Girls Soccer defeats Prospect High School 4-3

The Matadors gain momentum in the second half to secure the game
Arjun Dhruv, Sagnik Nag Chowdhury, and Kaia Yuan
December 9, 2023
Junior and long snapper Zachary Mommer snaps the ball to the punter behind him. Photo courtesy of John Ling | Used with permission

Snap judgement

Uncovering the role of the long snapper as an overlooked position in football
Lauren Chuu and Arjun Dhruv
December 9, 2023
Get the ball rolling

Get the ball rolling

Exploring the aspects of ‘being in the zone’ and how momentum shifts during games
Arjun Dhruv and Raj Thapliyal
November 3, 2023
EE-SPN Ep. 5: NBA Eastern Conference Preview 2023-24

EE-SPN Ep. 5: NBA Eastern Conference Preview 2023-24

Previewing and predicting the Eastern Conference of the 2023-2024 NBA Season
Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv
October 26, 2023
Cam on camera

Cam on camera

1989 graduate Cam Inman shares his journey from El Estoque to becoming a 49ers reporter
Arjun Dhruv and Ananda Singh
October 3, 2023
EE-SPN Ep. 4: NBA Western Conference Preview 2023-24

EE-SPN Ep. 4: NBA Western Conference Preview 2023-24

Previewing and Predicting the Western 2023-2024 NBA Season
Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakota
September 29, 2023
EE-SPN NBA Finals Graphic

EE-SPN Ep. 3: NBA Finals 2023

Analyzing the 2023 NBA Finals
Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakota
June 5, 2023

Cupertino’s AAPI Festival is a melting pot of culture and age

Bridging the gap between cultures and generations
Lily Jiang and Arjun Dhruv
May 24, 2023
2023 NBA Playoffs Conference Finals EE-SPN Graphic by Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakotta

EE-SPN Ep. 2: NBA Conference Finals 2023

Analyzing the conference finals of the 2023 NBA Playoffs
Arjun Dhruv and Manas Kottakota
May 19, 2023
EE-SPN 2023 NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals Podcast with Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv

EE-SPN Ep. 1: NBA Conference Semifinals 2023

Analyzing the conference semifinals of the NBA Playoffs
Manas Kottakota and Arjun Dhruv
May 2, 2023
50 Questions with Scott DeRuiter

50 Questions with Scott DeRuiter

In the 24th installment of the recurring series, El Estoque asks Scott DeRuiter 50 questions
Lily Jiang and Arjun Dhruv
April 24, 2023
An empty dugout

An empty dugout

Exploring how the lack of players affects the softball and baseball teams.
Arjun Dhruv, Staff Writer
April 21, 2023
Graphic | Sonia Verma

One nation, under guns

Examining the different perspectives on gun policies and ownership in relation to gun violence in America
Do all Monta Vista students think the same? | Gun Control

Do all Monta Vista students think the same? | Gun Control

Monta Vista students and staff share their opinions on gun control
Jason Chu, Arjun Dhruv, and Lily Jiang
April 15, 2023
Protecting ourselves

Protecting ourselves

Taking a look at how students protect different facets of their lives
Journalists should be respected when voicing their opinion and not  censored

Protecting our voice

Examining the effects of censorship on student journalists and advisors
Abha Dash, Arjun Dhruv, and Gauri Manoj
February 15, 2023
Senior Ryan Tan guards his SHS opponent. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Boys Soccer defeats Saratoga High School 1-0

The Matadors maintain their second-half lead throughout the game
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Eshika Tiwari
February 7, 2023
Far but close

Far but close

Exploring how my relationship with my sister evolved
Arjun Dhruv, Staff Writer
December 20, 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

The pros and cons of starting early

How the age one starts a sport affects their sports journey
Arjun Dhruv and Lily Jiang
November 8, 2022
Senior Anna Jerolimov maintains possession of the ball as she tries to find an opening to pass the ball to her teammates. Photo by Michelle Zheng

Field Hockey loses 2-0 to Valley Christian High School on its senior night

Seniors reflect on their performance throughout the season and convey their thoughts on the team’s future
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Michelle Zheng
October 31, 2022
Senior and quarterback Rohit Pamidi opts to rush the ball in the first few minutes of the game.

Football defeats Saratoga High School 42-35 in a thrilling comeback

The Matadors end strong with a 22-0 run in the fourth quarter despite a rough start
Arjun Dhruv, Lily Jiang, and Sameer Maheshwari
October 7, 2022
Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Post game feelings

Exploring how coaches, athletes and spectators feel after games
No pain, no gain

No pain, no gain

Analyzing how MVHS teams overcome failure
Arjun Dhruv and Sameer Maheshwari
October 5, 2022
CHS senior Rohan Tirumala went to UC Davis Young Scholars Program to learn more about medicine. Photo courtesy of Rohan Tirumala.

“The grind never stops”

FUHSD students continue their learning at summer programs
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